The Man Who Planted Trees / L’homme qui plantait des arbres (1988)
Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film
Movie Barcode has been around since 2011, but with the Oscars rolling around, it’s a great moment to look back at this Tumblr favorite that compresses each frame of a movie into a single line, then displays them together like colorful barcodes, giving each film its own indelible signature of color and light.
Can a color code enhance our understanding of a film? We think so. Take a look at some of our favorites and see if you agree: