Even if taken yesterday, there’s a certain something about polaroid photos that evokes a sense of stillness—a frozen in time quality with the warm sense of memory. And when it comes to film sets, polaroids run rampant for the sake of continuity with make up and such, but also provide a candid look behind-the-scenes at the making of a moment and what was like to truly inhabit it. There’s simply something lingering in the instant held image that you’re not going to gain so easily from snapping a few shots with your iPhone—or at least, that’s how it feels to me.
But from back in the days of Blade Runner to the most recent of film sets, it’s a pleasure to peruse the polaroids found floating around the feature, giving us insight into the on-set life and providing our favorite actors and scenes with even more character and charm. And thanks to the good folks over at Flavorwire, who have unearthed some of the best polaroid shots from your favorite films, you can get a closer glimpse at a young Johnny Depp, a demure Audrey Hepburn, a resting Gillian Anderson and many more. Take a look at some of our favorites below and see the rest HERE.
The X-Files, Gillian Anderson
Blade Runner, Harrison Ford and Sean Young
Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Where The Buffalo Roam, Bill Murray and Hunter S. Thompson
Winona Ryder, Girl, Interuppted
New York, New York, Liza Minnelli and Martin Scorsese
Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Main Image: Johnny Depp, Benny & Joon