Posted on Thursday, November 5th, 2015 by Peter Sciretta
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 . 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. And if you miss out on London, you might have another chance later in the week!
The worldwide hunt started on Monday on IO9 with Star Trek IV (Monterey, CA), A Clockwork Orange (London, UK), Ghostbusters (Manhattan, NY) and Scott Pilgrim (Toronto Canada).
Day 2 launched on /Film with Royal Tenenbaums (New York City), Ferris Bueller (Chicago), Exorcist (Washington DC) and Machete (Austin, Texas).
Day 3 took us to Amelie (Paris, France), Manchester (24 Hour Party People), London (Withnail and I) and Sheffield (Full Monty) in the UK.
— James Walmesley (@RteeFufkin) November 4, 2015
— Scott C. (@scottlava) November 4, 2015
— Scott C. (@scottlava) November 4, 2015
— Mark Griffiths (@shtiffirgkram) November 4, 2015
The Great Great Showdown Hunt will continue on /Film each day until Sunday. So keep checking back to see if there is a Great Showdown painting hidden in your city.
Scott C is holding the treasure hunt to celebrate the release of his third book, Great Showdowns: The Revenge, which is available on Amazon for under $10. Campbell has been building his Great Showdown series for the past nine years, and has held numerous gallery exhibitions featuring the paintings (and some prints) over that time. But since Scott’s Great Showdowns have almost exclusively been exhibited in New York City and Los Angeles, he wanted to hold a global scavenger hunt so that fans in other cities could get in on the fun.
Below, read Campbell’s clues about the paintings that will be hidden today in the famous original filming locations. Can you find the Great Showdowns?
Here’s what’s happening: I will post 4 little paintings from popular films once a day this week starting today November 2nd and ending Sunday November 8th. These paintings shall be placed into envelopes and hidden somewhere at the locations in which those scenes happened. This could happen in your town!
The first person to find this painting shall keep this painting as a gift from me to you! I only ask that you post a picture of the found painting in your possession, so I can congratulate you in front of the world. Tweet it or whatever you like. #GreatGreatShowdownsHunt
The Great Great Showdown Hunt Day 4: Thursday November 5th 2015
Santa Cruz, CA: This is a film about real cool teen vampires and two boys that are new to town. The younger new boy is really into comics, so he visits a comic shop and meets some other boys who consider themselves vampire hunters. What was this comic shop? It may have moved locations, so be careful in your search.
Seattle, WA: Do you guys remember the grunge scene? Well, there was a movie about it. The characters in this film were struggling with relationships as they enjoyed this grunge scene. Two of the characters were dating while also living in the same apartment building. Can you believe it? One was even in a band with the guys from Pearl Jam. Where were these apartments?
Los Angeles, CA: This was the story of a legendary newsman from long ago. In this particular scene, the dueling newspeople find themselves in a bear cage at the zoo. A battle ensues: newspeople versus bears. Where did this battle take place?
San Francisco, CA: This is the story of a fellow who gets a bit dizzy when it comes to heights. In this particular scene, the fellow finds himself curious as to the goings on with this woman as she ventures close to the edge of the sea. He is quite surprised when she casts herself into the sea, but not so surprised that he does not jump in and help her. Where did she cast herself into the sea? Be careful not to cast yourself into the sea. That is not where the painting is hidden.
Good luck! There will be more Scott C paintings hidden each day though Sunday, so keep checking back each and every morning for your chance to find them. If you find one, tweet @ScottLava with the hashtag #GreatGreatShowdownsHunt to brag to the world.Cool Posts From Around the Web: