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Twitter Users Share Movie Frames That Make Them Happy

By Petr Knava | Social Media | December 21, 2020 |

By Petr Knava | Social Media | December 21, 2020 |


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Here’s a little bit of sunshine for your Monday. The good folk over at Bright Wall/Dark Room sent out this Twitter prompt the other day:

It led to some truly glorious returns. The thing that came to mind for me first was the header image at the top of the post.

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That’s the brilliant Anton Yelchin, taken from the world so early, and Alia Shawkat, in one of my absolute favourite films of recent years: Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room—a movie that I saw in the cinema and that remains one of the most indelible movie theatre experiences I’ve ever had. I could go on all day about Green Room, but I’ll save that for another time. It’s the frame that’s relevant here. It might seem an odd choice in response to a prompt about ‘happy’ frames. Green Room is many things, but it is not exactly what most people would class as a ‘happy’ film. Which is mostly true, if somewhat reductive. The great thing about Green Room is that before all the carnage and sorrow is unleashed, we’re treated to a series of scenes that show us how the band at the heart of the movie live. They’re a DIY punk band, living on the road in their van, siphoning off gas, relying on only each other. And there’s a great amount of poetry and romance to the way it’s all depicted. That’s done to accentuate the later horror, and to make us really feel for the characters who are subjected to it, and it works a treat. For a blissful, painfully short time, we are on the road with the Ain’t Rights, and the atmosphere is heavy with camaraderie, punk, and the crisp air of the Pacific Northwest. It always makes me smile. Even if inevitably then I remember what is still to come.

Here are some other responses to Bright Wall/Dark Room’s prompt:


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Petr is a staff contributor. You can follow him on Twitter.



Header Image Source: A24