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A sequence of stills from Vivre Sa Vie

by Critical Commons Manager

The decades-old format of the animated GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) has made a surprising reappearance on 21st century websites that would probably just as easily accommodate video files. Animated GIFs were once a clever way to present moving images on web pages with minimal bandwidth and no need for special plugins or viewers to display streaming video. Why the reappearance of animated GIFs in 2012?

Animated GIF sequence from Godard's Vivre Sa Vie

Anna Karina twirls toward the camera in this sequence of stills from Vivre Sa Vie

from Vivre Sa Vie (1962)
Creator: Jean-Luc Godard
Distributor: Criteron Collection
Posted by Critical Commons Manager