Posted on Friday, November 6th, 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 Boston, New York and London. 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.
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.
Day 4 took us to The Lost Boys (Santa Cruz, CA), Singles (Seattle, WA), Anchorman (LA, CA) and Vertigo (SF, CA).
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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
From now until November 15th you can get Scott to personalize your book if you purchase from his online store:
The Great Great Showdown Hunt Day 5: Friday November 6th 2015
Boston, MA: Ah, yes. A teacher and a young prodigy. At one point, the teacher and the kid sit upon a park bench next to a pond. The teacher is upset with the kid and speaks deeply about love and loss and life’s experiences. It is a pleasant day as this chat unfolds. Where was this bench?
New York City, NY: It is the future in New York City and there are a whole lot of gangs terrorizing it. The gangs don’t get along, of course, but there is one man who calls a meeting in an attempt to bring all the gangs together. It is a very inspiring meeting. Where did this meeting take place??
London, UK: A woman strolls through the streets and alleyways at night past curfew where she meets some bad dudes. A fellow steps in to take these bad dudes out. He wears a smiling mask and a hat and speaks with an intense voice. The man and the woman have a nice chat in that alleyway. Where was this alleyway?
Queens, NY: These fellas are not bad guys. They mess around with some shady characters, but they aren’t so bad. They find themselves in diners having chats every once in awhile. In this particular diner, two fellas are very excited about their third fella getting “MADE”. It is a big to do amongst these types of guys. Things don’t go as well as they had hoped though. What diner where they at as they were experiencing excitement about their friend getting made?
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: