These classic movie scenes look even better in pixel GIFs

The set has gotten more than a million views on Imgur since the weekend.

 

Fernando Alfonso III

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Published Mar 19, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 9:20 pm CDT

James Cameron, Ridley Scott, and Christopher Nolan are just as much filmmakers as they are technology mavens, using high-definition cameras and sophisticated editing tools to make big-budget films that blur the line between reality and fantasy.

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Yet in a world where up and coming directors are trying to replicate their success, it’s simple things like pixel animations that can still make thousands of people stop and stare.

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That’s what happened Sunday afternoon after Reddit user Mostan posted 13 movie-inspired GIFs on the social news site. The GIFs feature some of the best moments in movie history, including the scene from Ghostbusters when Bill Murray and the guys capture a green ghost at the Sedgewick Hotel.

The animations were originally created by artists Andy Helms, jonroru, and radstronimical. They have since collected more than a million views on Imgur.

Photos via Imgur

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*First Published: Mar 19, 2013, 8:59 am CDT