I originally put it together in April to get a head start because I thought it was going to be pretty cool. Since it worked when I dragged and dropped it into a browser, I figured it was ready. Whoops! WordPress and other solutions don’t “run” animated GIFs if they are cropped. They get converted into JPG files. Thankfully I wisely kept the original Photoshop file with all the layers so I could crop it down to the correct, exact dimensions. Ta dah! My proper plug/tribute to what I will be doing this Summer.
Now you’re probably saying, “Blade Runner won’t be in the marathon!” I know but the symmetry is lost without it. Maybe Alamo will get lucky, get permission later. They did add another 12 films, a couple of them could replace Blade Runner yet they don’t quite fit well due to them being awful, mediocre or in the wrong genre. This celebration has an emphasis on Action films which all lean toward others: Sci-Fi, Horror, Sports. Somehow Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Pink Floyd’s the Wall would be a stretch.
With how impressive 2012 is panning out, I might make a modernized version around August or September as a retrospective. What do you plan on seeing? On our agenda we have these: Prometheus, The Avengers, Brave, The Dark Knight Rises, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Total Recall (only for Bryan Cranston). Comedies don’t have anything in them warranting the effort.
Oh, let me know if you like or hate animated headers too.