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by Kenji
Films 350
Comments 52
Followers 1919

Films about, or which show the influence of, painters. This list is a mix of drama biographies, documentaries and also.some fictions.


Kurosawa’s Dreams has a section with Van Gogh.
Caravaggio’s chiaroscuro lighting appears cinematic, especially suited to film noir.
Tarkovsky’s Mirror has Brueghelesque images (Hunters in the Snow..), and Da Vinci paintings like Ginevra de Benci feature strongly.

Rembrandt’s Return of the Prodigal Son is imitated in Tarkovsky’s Solaris .

Sokurov wanted Mother and Son to reflect the style of Friedrich.
Brueghel’s Procession...

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