Bright Box of Film Posters

24 iconic film posters from 100 years of cinema in scripted copyable frames


The Bright Box of Film Posters contains 24 iconic images from 100 years of cinema: all now in the public domain.

The box contains 24 1 prim frames, each showing one image. Click the frame to show a menu which can be used to resize the frame, change the thickness of the border, enable or disable 'full bright' lighting, and change the image displayed to any of the 24 in the collection. It can also start a slideshow of all 24 images, with variable delays between slides run in sequential or random order. Another feature of the frame is that it automatically resizes itself to show each print in its correct, original proportions - even while switching between images in a slideshow.

These frames are all copyable, and you can rez as many as you wish. You can also restrict access to the menu to yourself, or make it available to members of your group, or to anyone.

The Box of Film Posters contains the following two dozen prints:

A Day at the Races (1937) [2]
Anatomy of a Murder (1959) [3]
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) [3]
Battleship Potemkin (1925) [4]
Casablanca (1942) [2]
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) [3]
Dial M for Murder (1954) [3]
Dracula (1931) [2]
Eraserhead (1977) [2]
Forbidden Planet (1956) [3]
Frankenstein (1931) [2]
Gone With The Wind (1939) [2]
Intolerance (1916) [1]
King Kong (1933) [3]
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) [3]
Love in the Afternoon (1957) [2]
North by Northwest (1959) [3]
Nosferatu (1922) [1]
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) [3]
The Big Country (1958) [3]
The Kid (1921) [1]
The Philadelphia Story (1940) [3]
The Wizard of Oz (1939) [2]
Vertigo (1958) [3]

[1] Published in the US before 1923. Copyright Expired.

[2] Published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 without a copyright notice.

[3] Published in the United States between 1923 and 1963 and although there may or may not have been a copyright notice, the copyright was not renewed.

[4] In the public domain in Russia according to article 6 of Law No. 231-FZ of the Russian Federation of December 18, 2006; the Implementation Act for Book IV of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation.


Each image is mounted on a single-prim, scripted, "Bright Frame". Clicking this calls up a menu which allows you to display *any* of the images in the collection, or even start a slideshow which shows them in turn: automatically resizing the frame to the correct proportions as each appears.

The menu carries the following buttons:

[>] displays the next image.

[<] displays the previous image.

[list] displays a new menu, listing the names of the images, and a button to display each one.

[dimension] determines which side should be kept a fixed length as the frame resizes to accomodate each image. It calls up a new menu with [height], [width], or [longer] buttons. If you choose to fix the height, for instance, the frame will change its width to match the proportions of each image as it is displayed.

[size] sets the length of the side fixed above, to any value between 0.5 and 10 metres.

[border] allows you to display a black bevelled edge around each image, setting its width as a percentage of the size of the image, from 0% (no border) upwards.

[mode] calls up a new menu offering a choice of [static], which displays a single fixed image, [sorted], which slideshows the images below in the order they are listed, and [random], which chooses each new image to display by chance.

[delay] allows you to choose how long each image is displayed during a slidehow: between 5 seconds and an hour.

[brightness] calls up a new menu with buttons [bright], which causes your image to appear brightly lit independently of the time of day in Second Life or any local lighting, or [dull], which allows Second Life to light your image normally.

[text] switches on and off "floating text" showing the name and number of the image being displayed.

[access] allows you to control who can use this menu, the options being [owner], which restricts it to you, [group], which allows only members of the frame's group to use it, or [anyone], which allows public access.

[help] gives you a copy of this notecard.

Note that the Bright Frame will display whichever textures you place inside, and is copyable and modifyable. You are quite welcome to make copies in which you add or remove textures from the collection provided, or even replace them entirely, so as to enjoy the flexibility described above in hanging and displaying other image textures you may have.


Shan Bright
Chief Executive Officer