We Belong Dead


Piero Glina

Publisher Everyedition / Fold

ISBN 9783952420621

Idea Code 16144


This small book describes itself as a story told in an endlessly looped movie trope. The classic camera shot of the last words of a protagonist who dies in the arms of his or her counterpart has grown so familiar that it is now exchangeable. Page after page depicts this cinematic cliché of storytelling in a compilation of such scenes collected from 88 movies, from Hollywood blockbusters to classic Westerns and animated films. Designer Piero Glina arranges the images in such a way that no two characters on opposing pages match – each single page contains one scene from one movie on its front and back, intertwining the trope and thus creating narratives that never happened.

168 p, ills bw, 12 x 19 cm, pb, no text


$23.50


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