Mesmerizing GIFs of Living Movie Stills


Tech Noir is a blog that features a growing gallery of captivating animated gifs created exclusively from movies. There are countless memorable scenes throughout film history but sometimes all it takes to move an audience is one visually stunning moment. Tech Noir captures those moments in an endless loop of isolated motion.

Like the astounding cinemagraphs of Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, these “living movie stills” (as Tech Noir likes to call them) exhibit a remarkable appreciation for the subtleties in any given moment. In some cases it may be a roaring fire, engulfing the room around an unwavering Sid and Nancy, and at other times it's the understated shifting of one's eyes when reading text. In either example, there is a brilliant blend of stillness and movement that makes it hard to look away.

Be sure to look closely at some of the gifs. They may appear as though they're frozen, but the movement is actually very subtle. (In case you're having trouble figuring out what's moving in the Drive gif, below, keep an eye on the actress's breathing.)

Batman Returns

Sid and Nancy

The Matrix


Fantastic Mr. Fox


Sin City

V for Vendetta

The Avengers

Inglourious Basterds


10 Things I Hate About You

Office Space



Winter's Bone

The Master

The Runaways

Ferris Bueller's Day Off


Marie Antoinette

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Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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