Many times, the seventh art uses in its sets, a painting or drawing. In fact, these give a different environment and atmosphere, inclusive in The Oscar of Chileans for “Bear Story”; they used watercolor and different format. Also there are characters based in historical paintings as paint scenes almost identical. Now, we show you a selection that sure you will find the similitude that we are talking.
“Saturn Devouring His Son” by Goya, inspired by one of the characters for “Pan’s Labyrinth” by Guillermo del Toro.
“Metropolis” by Fritz Lang, is one of the most important silent films in the history of seventh art. “The Tower of Babel” by Pieter Bruegel painter was the inspiration in one of the scenes where the city is seeing in its totality.
“Inception” (2010), by Christopher Nolan, it is about the dream’s world and unreality, as well as the work by Escher: “Multiple viewpoints and impossible stairs” which was characterized for playing with the optical illusion.
“Psycho” (1960) by Alfred Hitchcock. It was based in the American painter work Edward Hopper, “House by the Rail Road”
“Mean Streets” (1973) by Martin Scorsese saw inspiration in “The Calling of Saint Matthew” by Caravaggio, to portray the light in the scenes filmed in the bars. Scorsese say about this: He (Caravaggio) would have a great film director; there is not doubt about that.
“Django Unchained” (2012), by Quentin Tarantino. We remember when Django appears wearing an electric blue that make us laugh. Tarantino found inspiration in the work “The Blue Boy” by Thomas Gainsborough to dress Jamie Fox in this scene.
“Melancholia” (2011), by Lars von Trier. Kirsten Dunst represented the Ofelia of “Hamlet”, but was based in the famous painting of 1851, by John Everett Millais.
The Death of Marat inspired these scenes of The Godfather II and The Fight Club.
The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
“Wanderer Above The Sea Of Fog” (1818), by Casper David Friedrich in “Under The Skin”, by Jonathan Glazer.
Amazing, what do you think of it?