Welcome to Framed, a new column at Cinematical that celebrates the artistry of cinema -- one frame at a time.
I've always been fascinated with the idea that any film I watch is really thousands of individual photos. And I'm one of those people who often pauses movies to marvel at things in a scene -- or snap a screenshot of curious things going on in the background. The purpose of this column is to select great frames from many different movies and discuss why they're so compelling, what they mean in the context of the film as a whole, and countless other things depending on the individual image selected. I have a background in fine art and a keen interest in the technical side of filmmaking. I hope to bring these interests together and showcase not only some amazing shots, but some fantastic films as well.
Enough about that, though. Let's jump in and talk about my first selection -- a great shot from Duncan Jones' sci-fi flick Moon (spoilers ahead).