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SHOTS THAT WERE INSPIRED BY PAINTINGS

BALISTI​K

over 1 year ago

Post film shots that were inspired by paintings, whether it’s something the director officially admitted or just your opinion.

Official :

Heat – 1995

Pacific (Alex Colville)

In my opinion :

The insider – 1999

Monk by the Sea (Caspar David Friedrich)

ZED

over 1 year ago

There are surely thousands of them in film, but these two immediately come to mind -

Mathew

over 1 year ago

Solaris and Rembrandt

Official?:


Just a detail.

aclou

over 1 year ago

Ophelia (1851-1852) by John Everett Millais (not the best picture quality, but you get the idea)
Fire with Fire (1986) by Duncan Gibbins
Ergo Proxy (2006) by Shukō Murase

The last image is not from a film, but I found it on some Tumblr blog and thought it was relevant. For a few more based on the same painting, there’s always the Wikipedia page.

Jazzalo​ha

over 1 year ago

Cool topic.

@AJ

Actually, the first still made me think of The Hours (The one about Virginia Woolf, although I don’t know if the film replicates the painting.

Daniel Vincent

over 1 year ago


The Golden Years [Balthus, 1945]


Black Moon [Louis Malle, 1975]

David Semblan​ce

over 1 year ago

I saw Star Wars for the first time in over a decade the other day, and the two suns scene made me think of this Friedrich painting:

BALISTI​K

over 1 year ago

Empire of Light (René Magritte)

The Exorcist – 1973

Checkpo​int Charlie

over 1 year ago

Hopper’s “Nighthawks” also was virtually recreated in a scene from Wim Wenders’ The End of Violence (1997).

Ben.

over 1 year ago

The entirety of Peter Greenaway’s Nightwatching.

Ponkota​n

over 1 year ago

http://mubi.com/lists/painters-and-films

Carlos Filipe Freitas

over 1 year ago

“The Mill and The Cross” (2011) by Lech Majewski, inspired on Pieter Bruegel’s painting.

http://alwayswatchgoodmovies.blogspot.com/

Jakob Larsson

over 1 year ago


the whole of Barry Lyndon is and feels very Constable inspired also…

aclou

over 1 year ago

@Jazzaloha
This sequence? Although the comparison with Ophelia makes sense (a woman going “mad”, suicide by drowning), it seems the movie doesn’t replicate John Everett Millais’ painting.

Can’t you do anything right, Stephen Daldry? j/k

tired sounds

over 1 year ago




cineast​e

over 1 year ago

Tired Sounds — In the ever-expanding rolodex of films I’ve watched, I know that I’ve seen the one pictured above but I fail at remembering its title. Was it a Bresson? Remind me, please.

Mathew

over 1 year ago

Ivan’s Childhood

Mathew

over 1 year ago

Bah.

Checkpo​int Charlie

over 1 year ago

Jean Renoir with A Day in the Country

…his father Pierre-Auguste with “The Swing”!

Miasma

over 1 year ago

I imagine few Mubians will catch this ref, but from the wonderful Terayama-infused anime Shoujo Kakumei Utena :

BALISTI​K

over 1 year ago

The Origin of the World (Courbet)

Anatomy of Hell – 2004

Daniel Vincent

over 1 year ago

I thought that was Étant donnés by Marcel Duchamp.

It’s been awhile since I’ve seen Anatomy of Hell. Great movie. Odd coincidence that I mentioned it last night and here it is in my world again. I guess it’s time to revisit it. :)

Mathew

over 1 year ago

Godard’s Passion has a bunch. This isn’t the best example.

BALISTI​K

over 1 year ago

@Daniel

In that shot from Anatomy of Hell we can’t see the woman’s arms or hair, there’s a clear fragmentation of the female body and the vagina is facing us, just like in The Origin of the World and unlike in Étant donnés.

Black Irish

over 1 year ago

There was an astounding shot in Vidor’s The Citadel, after Donat’s character delivers a child. And while I cannot say it was directly inspired by, immediately reminded me of Caravaggio. Unfortunately I cannot find an image of it online….

Daniel Vincent

over 1 year ago

Well, Balistik, I would say there are as many dissimilarities and similarities as with Courbet’s when it comes to pose and setting. What about thematically? Maybe that’s too hard to say considering just how ambiguous Duchamp’s artwork tends to be, and especially concerning that specific piece.

Going with the Balthus painting I posted above I would like to point out that even before that shot took place I was reminded of Balthus, with the upper-class furnishings and the themes of sexual awakening and, more literally, the unbuttoned blouse of the actress in the film throughout most of that scene (although not easily noticeable in that exact shot).

Jon

over 1 year ago

Surprised no one’s mentioned this:

Andrei Zvyagintsev’s The Return.

Andrea Mantegna’s “Lamentation of the Dead Christ.”

Mathew

over 1 year ago

Vulva.

BALISTI​K

over 1 year ago

@Daniel
I think there are more similarities with Courbet’s painting but the director may very well have been inspired by both.

Mathew

over 1 year ago

Her book Pornocratie has the painting for a cover. It’s a well known painting but it might have a special significance for her, though considering her work… it seems natural.