Cinema is, of course, a visual medium. A good director is very much like a painter, responsible for creating a set of striking images that maintain your interest as a viewer. So it should come as little surprise to know that a film director would be inspired by works of visual art. But it is truly shocking to see just how many of your favorite movies have liberally borrowed from famous works of art, compiled into the hypnotic video seen above.
Who knew for instance, that the iconic streetlamp shot from The Exorcist was ripped from a mid-century piece of Modernist painting? Or that the iconic opening shot of Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation is also pulled from a previous work? There are films examined by some of cinema’s greatest directors like Stanley Kubrick and Andrei Tarkovsky, and there are random, oddball films that happen to pull just as much, like the Jennifer Lopez sci-fi thriller The Cell.
Watch the full comparison above, and stay tuned for more great film content.
In other film news, the first trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has just been released. Watch it right here.