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Films in five seconds


From Pretty Woman to Bridget Jones's Diary, these are the films that we have snuggled up under a blanket to watch and could recite word-for-word. But can you imagine them whittled down to just five seconds?

In a new book titled Film in Five Seconds, 150 of our favourite films have been stripped down, condensed and meticulously organised into pictograms. The artworks-cum-graphs are made up of icons and arrows that are arranged in clever and sometimes hilarious ways.

It's the second book from design and advertising firm H-57, following the viral success of their first book Life in Five Seconds: Over 200 Stories For Those With No Time to Waste.

Here is an excerpt of the chick flick and rom-com infographics their latest book offers, which doubles up as a 'guess the film' game. It's the most efficient movie marathon we've ever seen...

Film in Five Seconds: Over 150 Great Movie Moments – In Moments! by H-57 (£9.99, Quercus) is out on 7th November 2013.

Words: Sejal Kapadia

Petty Woman (1990)

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

Ghost (1990)

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Dirty Dancing (1987)

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

American Beauty (1999)

Grease (1978)

Casablanca (1942)

Titanic (1997)

Film in Five Seconds: over 150 Great Movie Moments – In Moments! by H-57 (£9.99, Quercus) is published in hardback and e-Book, out on 7th November 2013



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