It doesn't take too much Internet surfing these days to realize the animated GIF has infiltrated practically everything we look at online, partly because "the Internet" thinks our attention spans no longer afford us the time to read a meaty paragraph or two when it can all be summed up with a GIF of someone comically yanking their hair out. Of course there are people attempting more interesting, entertaining and addictive experiments with plain old images, like the blog Tech Noir, which takes images from your favorite movies and turns them into dreamy cinemagraphs.
Basically cinemagraphs are still photographs that separate a small movement from the film scene and repeat it within the image. There's definitely an art to it, though, with each isolated movement dictating the mood of the image. We've highlighted some of our favorites below (we'll let you guess which movies they're from), but be careful when you click over to see more at Tech Noir because you will find yourself staring at these things for a very long time.
[via Laughing Squid]