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Film Imitates Art

All of these films reference famous works of art.

Life imitates art, and sometimes film does, too.

In this supercut titled “Film Meets Art II,” filmmaker Vugar Efendi places shots from films side by side with the paintings that inspired them. And once you see the pairings, you won’t be able to unsee them. Some of these are unmistakable references—like Jean-Luc Godard’s ode to Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres—while others are more subtle. Filmmakers have been recreating paintings since the days of silent film: the video’s earliest example is 1927’s Metropolis.

See part one here.