Film stills seek to capture not only the frozen moment the shutter speed allows, but the whole mood and meaning of a movie's narrative. Successful frames come to represent the essence of the movie. We encounter them in cinema foyers, newspaper and magazine ads, reviews, and contemporary art. Starlight: 100 Years of Film Stills is the real thing, a collection of the most successful, memorable, and peculiar film stills of the past century. It offers uncommon insight into a genre that is both central to our shared imaginary worlds and often overlooked.
Edited by Michael Juul Holm. Essays by Madeleine Schlawitz, Mette Kia Krabbe Meyer, Michael Juul Holm, and Mette Marcus. Foreword by Poul Erik Tøjner. Hardcover. 96 pages.