Bong Joon-ho doesn’t hand his cast a script – he hands them a comic book. Or more accurately, a book full of the film’s storyboards that the Oscar-winning director meticulously draws himself. Bong has been known for storyboarding all of his movies before he ever gets behind the camera, shooting with a level of precision that is rarely seen in filmmakers today. And no film better shows that precision than Bong’s Best Picture-winning film Parasite.
Bong’s Parasite storyboards show the director envisioned every shot from the beginning, allowing him to shoot in a tight 77-day production. We’ll soon get to see exactly what that vision was with the release of a graphic novel compiling the Parasite storyboards drawn by Bong, some of which have already been teased online ahead of the novel’s May debut. And this being the internet, someone has already whipped up a video comparing Bong’s Parasite storyboards and the final product that made it to the screen. See how Parasite went from storyboards to screen in the video below.
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Attention, Star Wars fans! Pop culture artist Scott C. has delivered the ultimate print for everyone who was blown away by Star Wars: A New Hope. Whether it was all the way back in 1977 when you were thrust into a galaxy far, far away or at a pivotal time in your childhood, Star Wars means something to you. More often than not, original artwork paying tribute to the movie focuses in one one moment or an overall representation of Star Wars in the style of an illustrated theatrical poster. But this new Scott C. Star Wars poster from Mondo has done something much different, and it’s just outstanding. See it below! Read More »
Artist Nan Lawson is best know for her Meet Cute series of artwork featuring some of our favorite couples of film and television. Her work has a dreamy sort of quality to it with a unique illustration style and use of color. But her latest show, Through the Woods at Gallery 1988, has pulled back from the Meet Cute portraits she’s known for. Instead, she’s recreated beloved scenes from various forests in film and television, including moments from Logan, Midsommar, Stranger Things, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Witch, Lord of the Rings, and more. Check out some of Nan Lawson’s Through the Woods art show below. Read More »
If you don’t have $350 to spend on the new life-size Baby Yoda figure that was just unveiled by Sideshow Collectibles, maybe you can spend a little less money to honor the little guy from The Mandalorian with a special print from Dark Ink by artist Juan Carlos Ruiz Burgos.
But that’s not all that Star Wars fans can get their hands on today. DKNG has also released a new print paying tribute to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Upon first inspection, it appears to just be a close-up of a Death Trooper, but when you take a glance at the helmet, you’ll see a certain formidable space station. Check out both the Death Trooper and Baby Yoda print below. Read More »
As you have probably heard, bush fires have devastated Australia in recent weeks. Along with all the houses and forests that have been destroyed, 28 people have died and the wildlife has suffered immensely. Experts estimate that over 480 million animals have been killed in the fires, and those trying to keep the surviving animals safe from the fire need all the help they can get. That’s why Bottleneck Gallery has teamed up with Mark Englert for a new charity print inspired by the hit TV series LOST, and 100% of the profits will be donated to the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. Read More »
Parasite has become an international phenomenon, with Bong Joon-ho‘s dark social thriller inspiring countless thoughtful essays, think-pieces, and yes, even art. The Cannes Palme D’Or winner recently celebrated its Golden Globe win for Foreign Language Film, and as we head deep into Oscar season, its international distributors are amping up the awards campaign with stunning new pieces of Parasite movie art. And like all Bong’s films, there are surprising details hidden in every corner of these two art pieces.
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters in just a few days, and while some fans were expecting to be able to watch the movie and then quickly dig into a new “art of” book similar to the ones that have accompanied the other entries in the Disney-era Skywalker saga, The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has now been delayed until spring 2020. At least we can assume this thing is chock full of spoilers, right? Read More »
The first era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe came to an end earlier this year when Avengers: Endgame arrived in theaters. Now Mondo is providing a proper send-off with a new print by artist Matt Taylor that commemorates the final stand that The Avengers make against the mad titan Thanos. If you’ve loved Matt Taylor’s work on the Marvel Studios movies before, you’re going to love this print, which packs nearly every square inch of the print with the massive assembly of characters. Check it out and find out when you can order yours below. Read More »
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Wouldn’t it be great if all the characters, creatures and places we loved from movies existed in one complete cinematic world? Last Action Hero tried to bring us close to that ideal, as did Ready Player One in some capacity. But cinephile David Honnorat wanted to pack even more movies into a fictional world. That’s why he created Movieland, a massive map featuring movies as various locations within larger regions like Teenage Islands, Horror Lakes, True Story Hills, Valley of Love, Action Bay and more. But now, in a collaboration with illustrator Alex Chauvel, he’s releasing new illustrated maps providing more detail to those genre locations, and they look wonderful.
Check out David Honnorat’s Maps of Movieland below and find out how you can get your hands on them. Read More »
Don’t let anyone tell you that animated films aren’t art. Dean DeBlois‘ beautiful How to Train Your Dragon trilogy is getting the art museum treatment with an exhibit coming this month to Los Angeles, featuring more than 200 works of art including sketches, digital renderings, and video installations. Hopefully the exhibit is the kind that welcomes photography and public shows of excessive crying.
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