We Belong Dead by Piero Glina
This small book describes itself as a story told in an endlessly looped movie trope.
The classic camera shot of the last words of a protagonist who dies in the arms of his or her counterpart has grown so familiar that it is now exchangeable.
Page after page depicts this cinematic cliché of storytelling in a compilation of such scenes collected from 88 movies, from Hollywood blockbusters to classic Westerns and animated films.
Designer Piero Glina arranges the images in such a way that no two characters on opposing pages match – each single page contains one scene from one movie on its front and back, intertwining the trope and thus creating narratives that never happened.