Film Meets Art

Some have criticized Quentin Tarantino for stealing from other movies, but it’s a practice that he’s very open and even proud of, and he should be. For centuries, all the best artists have been inspired by the artists the came before them, and the same can be said of every single filmmaker out there.

While most directors may not borrow as much from other movies as Quentin Tarantino, a video series called Film Meets Art compares movies like There Will Be Blood, Melancholia, Lost in Translation, Empire of the Sun, Inherent Vice and and even Django Unchained to the pieces of art that inspired some of their gorgeous shots.

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Lost in Translation Print

Even though Lost In Translation was one of the best movies in 2003, the print campaign for the movie mostly left something to be desired. But thanks to Spoke Art and artist Matt Taylor, the movie now has a stellar print that would look spectacular on the wall of any of you who call yourselves fans of Sofia Coppola‘s fantastic film. Check it out and find out how you can get one! Read More »

Scott C's Lost in Translation

In July 2014, one of our favorite artists Scott Campbell (aka Scott C) held a scavenger hunt to find his original watercolor Great Showdown paintings in the original filming locations across Los Angeles. This year he returns with The Great Great Showdown Hunt, a bigger and more epic hunt which will take the concept worldwide.

Todays edition takes us to Japan and Australia. Do you live near these cities? You’re going to have to be quick, smart and pop culture-savvy to find these, but if you can, you might be able to get yourself an original Scott C painting.

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Best Opening Shots

Just a couple weeks ago we highlighted a video essay taking a look at the importance of opening shots of movies and how they convey the theme of the movie and introduce us to the story we’re about to see unfold. And now a new video supercut takes a look at some of the best opening shots from the history of cinema.

From 2001: A Space Odyssey to Star Wars to The Matrix to Lost in Translation, there’s quite a variety in this selection of 35 different opening shots from movies spanning decades. The oldest comes from 1915 while the most recent comes from 2013. Check out the video below! Read More »

Los Angeles’s famous pop culture art gallery Gallery1988 will be launching a new show next week at their Melrose location called “Please Post Bills”, an art tribute to Bill Murray. About 80 artists are involved in this group show that will be paying tribute to a comedic legend with prints, sculptures and original pieces.

The show will have its grand opening on Thursday November 3rd 2011, and will run through November 26th. We posted 15 preview pieces from the show last week (click here if you missed it). Gallery1988 has sent us a few new previews, and we’ve also compiled some pieces around the internet. Check them out now after the jump.

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Los Angeles’s famous pop culture art gallery Gallery1988 will be launching a new show next week at their Melrose location called “Please Post Bills”, an art tribute to Bill Murray.  About 80 artists are involved in this group show that will be paying tribute to a comedic legend with prints, sculptures and original pieces.

The show will have its grand opening on Thursday November 3rd 2011, and will run through November 26th. But you won’t have to wait until the third to see some of the artwork as Gallery1988 have given us a bunch of images to premiere. We’ve also compiled some pieces around the internet. Check them out now after the jump.

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Reading this, you know you’re a film fan. You wouldn’t be on this site if you weren’t. Visiting movie themed websites is just one of many outlets film fans have to feed their passion. Going to the movies is another, writing about them fits too and then there are the select few who go above and beyond and make their own art based on their favorite films.

That’s what /Film reader Mahdi Chowdhury has done and his work is worthy of your time. He’s currently in the process of making some beautiful and thoughtful posters for some of his favorite films like Reservoir Dogs, Apocalypse Now, Leon, Lost in Translation, Taxi Driver and we’ve got a look after the jump. Read More »

VOTD: The Films of Sofia Coppola

/Film reader Cornelis van Dijkhuizen jr. has edited together a montage titled “The Films of Sofia Coppola.” It’s apparently the first of a series in 12 video compilations which Cornelis plans to release over the coming this year. I especially love how the video edits together some of Coppola’s signature shots from the various films. Watch the video now embedded after the jump.
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VOTD: Somewhere vs. Lost in Translation

When the trailer was released for Sofia Coppola‘s Somewhere, many people noted the similarities/parallels to the filmmaker’s previous film Lost in Translation. Of course, both movies are about a girl and her father figure getting to know each other while living at a four star hotel. /Film reader Joel Norn put together a video comparing shots from Sofia’s new film and LiT. Watch it now, embedded after the jump.

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VOTD: Ambiguous Endings Resolved

Lost in Translation

We love movies with ambiguous endings, but sometimes you just want to see a definite conclusion. The guys at CollegeHumor have decided to resolve some of the biggest movie and television endings in history, including: The Wrestler, Lost in Translation, No Country For Old Men, The Graduate and The Sopranos. Watch the video after the jump.

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