GIFvasion of the Body Snatchers

The 33 1/3 book on Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables referenced a Rebecca Solnit essay, Rattlesnake in Mailbox: Cults, Creeps, California in the 1970s, which declared Invasion of the Body Snatchers to be “1978’s definitive film.” This meant I needed to watch it, which in turn inspired another GIF-fest. The crazy-eye trick scene was just begging for it:

And this had a Monster Chiller Horror Theatre effect:

There were a number of eye shots:

But I didn’t want to do all eyes. Garbage trucks play a prominent role:
Note to self: GIFfing in GIMP is a pain, especially if you want to freeze part of an image. Better to keep it as short as possible:
I thought this would make a nice loop, but it was cut a little too close:
Most of these aren’t as smooth as I’d like because they didn’t use a fixed camera for much of it. Even this scene bounces slightly:
This is almost right. I should have cropped closer to her head and not included her hands:
The closing credits had a familiar name and a fairly obvious pseudonym:

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