Seeing these film shots from Empire of the Sun, Lost in Translation and Sexy Beast next to the paintings of Norman Rockwell, John Kacere and Marc Chagall is like seeing double. The film version are close versions of the original art.
It’s obvious that Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, and Sofia Coppola get their inspiration from many things in life, but it’s still interesting to see how some of their vision comes directly from fine art.
Vugar Efendi continues his side-by-side series of film meeting art in the video below. It’s embarrassing to admit that I associate some of these iconic shots with the movie, and not the original art that came before it.