Ok, use of quotes it’s, and it has always been common in cinema.
But recently, it happens to me to watch a couple of movies in a very short period, that were reporting the same analogy: in all of them there was a visual quote of two of the most famous artworks of Escher, “Sky and Water I” and “Relativity”.
The movies were:
Suspiria by Dario Argento
Labyrinth by Jim Henson
and a short,
The Trip by Kihachiro Kawamoto.
Do someone knows if Escher has been mentioned in other movies?
And, it’s just me beginning a little details-fetish or there’s someone else who has noticed quotes and/or similarities between different movies and (most of all) between different directors?
There’s also a visual reference to Relativity in A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child too.
The Great Train Robbery:
Greenaway’s “A Zed and two Noughts”
Vermeer’s “De Schilderconst, Allegorie der Malerei”
Brueghel’s “The Hunters in the Snow”
Derek Jarman’s Caravaggio:
Jacques-Louis David’s The Death of Marat:
Shoot, the image didn’t work!
@MATT PARKS: The Great Train Robbery has been mentioned also in Schindler’s List; the little girl in red coat is, in both movies, one of the few subjects showed with colors.
By the way, does someone knows how it is called this technique of hand painting on top of black and white film?
@ APURSANSAR: i’m happy of not being the only one seeing paintings everywhere :)
Belladonna of Sadness by Eiichi Yamamoto
Check this link to see quotations and variations on The Last Supper and other works of art
I know it has nothing to do with quotes themselves, but this scene of The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie always reminds me about the last supper..
Bunuel’s Viridiana has a much more blatant use of The Last Supper -
I know, it’s way more provocative : )
Also The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover seems like an interpretation of the last supper, visually and conceptually.
Descent from the cross (1521) Giovanni Battista di Jacopo (1494–1540), known as Rosso Fiorentino
Pasolini’s La Ricotta segment from Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963)
Is one of Pasolini movie’s i still miss :(
The Nightmare Johann Heinrich Füssli
The Marquise of O Éric Rohmer
Magritte’s L’Empire des Lumières
Also reminding me of Magritte..
Caspar David Friedrich, “Abbey Near Eldena in Ruins”, 1825
and the last scene of Andrei Tarkovsky’s “Nostalghia”, 1983