Classic Sci-Fi Films Represented as Multicolored Barcodes

The Tumblr blog MovieBarcode offers us a very different look at some of our favorite films. Individual frames from each film are compressed into thin digital strips and compiled into barcode-like sequences, giving us a sense of how the color palette changes across a film and sometimes across a franchise.

Some of the resulting barcodes are what you'd expect; Dark City is, well, dark, and Heavy Metal pops with neon colors. But it's especially interesting to see, for example, how the Jurassic Park films get darker after the first movie, and how readily you can correlate the sequences in the Star Wars films to their dominant colors.

Check out the complete index of films to see how your favorites are represented. You can also purchase prints of the barcodes through RedBubble.

Top image: Blade Runner.

MovieBarCodes [via reddit]

Alien:

Classic Sci-Fi Films Represented as Multicolored Barcodes

Aliens:

Classic Sci-Fi Films Represented as Multicolored Barcodes

Prometheus:

Classic Sci-Fi Films Represented as Multicolored Barcodes

Escape from New York:

Classic Sci-Fi Films Represented as Multicolored Barcodes

Escape from LA:

Classic Sci-Fi Films Represented as Multicolored Barcodes

Jurassic Park:

Classic Sci-Fi Films Represented as Multicolored Barcodes

The Lost World: Jurassic Park:

Classic Sci-Fi Films Represented as Multicolored Barcodes

Jurassic Park III:

Classic Sci-Fi Films Represented as Multicolored Barcodes

Dark City:

Classic Sci-Fi Films Represented as Multicolored Barcodes

Heavy Metal:

Classic Sci-Fi Films Represented as Multicolored Barcodes

Dune:

Classic Sci-Fi Films Represented as Multicolored Barcodes

Star Wars Original Trilogy:

Classic Sci-Fi Films Represented as Multicolored Barcodes

Star Wars Prequel Trilogy:

Classic Sci-Fi Films Represented as Multicolored Barcodes