If you don’t, I’ll remember it

Briefly

8½

I’ve never been much into animated stills, but the work of the person behind If We Don’t, Remember Me is truly extraordinary and evocative. It’s a poetic declaration of love to what I infer are this person’s favourite movies, and to the art of making movies in general.

I remember finding this tumblelog by chance, back in early 2011 and it quickly became one of my favourite tumblelogs. I remember checking my Tumblr dashboard for updates to see if there was a new animated movie still. Even the stills chosen from movies I knew well were capable of catching me by surprise. IWDRM’s greatness is that it tells a story inside another story.

Then, in 2012 and 2013, I noticed the updates were getting few and far between, and in the last post (a still from Modern Times) the author announced that the project is over, for now. I hope it’s just the beginning of a hiatus, and that someday IWDRM will return.

If it doesn’t, we’ll remember it. Right?

(Look at IWDRM’s Archive page for a bird’s eye view of this beautiful world of stills that subtly, gently, endlessly loop.)

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