Movie scenes inspired by famous paintings

The Last Supper , Leonardo da Vinci (1495-1497) - Pure pleasure , Paul Thomas Anderson (2014)

Art can take many forms and inspiration.  Creativity is like a cloud and when you reach cloud 9, you start to push things further and visualize ecstasy.

We go for movies and sometimes the scenes leave such a deep impact and feels like the result of a true imagination of the filmmaker. But sometimes filmmakers’ imagination can also flow from paintings of renowned artists.

Let us compare some such movies. On the left side is the painting and on the right is the scene of the movie which took inspiration from the painting.

Pure pleasure , Paul Thomas Anderson
The Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci (1495-1497)| Inherent Vice, Paul Thomas Anderson (2014)


About Schmidt , Alexander Payne
The Death of Marat by Jacques-Louis David (1793)| About Schmidt, Alexander Payne (2002)


The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus , Terry Gilliam
Young Corn , Grant Wood (1931) | The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Terry Gilliam (2009)


Marie Antoinette , Sofia Coppola
Napoleon Crossing the Alps, Jacques-Louis David (1801)| Marie Antoinette, Sofia Coppola (2006)


Wild Beast , Jonathan Glazer

Flying over Vitebsk, Marc Chagall (1918) | Wild Beast, Jonathan Glazer (2000)

Metropolis , Fritz Lang
The Tower of Babel, Pieter Brueghel the Elder (1563)| Metropolis, Fritz Lang (1927)


Heat Michael Mann
Pacific, Alex Colville (1967)| Heat, Michael Mann (1995)


Django Unchained , Quentin Tarantino
Blue Boy of Thomas Gainsborough (1770)| Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino (2012)


Movie scenes inspired by famous paintings

Ophelia, John Everett Millais (1852) | Melancholia, Lars von Trier (2011)

Napoleon in St. Helena , by Francois-Joseph Sandmann - The Duellists Ridley Scott (1977)
Napoleon in St. Helena, by Francois-Joseph Sandmann |The Duellists, Ridley Scott (1977)


Portrait of Sylvia von Harden journalist , Otto Dix (1926) - Cabaret , Bob Fosse (1972)
Portrait of the  Journalist Sylvia von Harden , Otto Dix (1926)|Cabaret, Bob Fosse (1972)


Via: messynessychic 
Images: Vulgar Efendi


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