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Scott Andrew Hutchins <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 31 May 2001 23:54:03 -0500
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_Gods and Monsters_ shows James Whale copying famous works of art.

Not a film, but the game _Super Mario 64_ has Mario jumping in and out of paintings like a more explicit (entrance and exit wise)
version of Kurosawa's "Crows" FWIW.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Rollins" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2001 9:51 AM
Subject: Re: Paintings in Films

> In a message dated 5/31/01 12:03:36 AM Central Daylight Time,
> [log in to unmask] writes:
> >
> > Would love names of films that feature paintings as part of their
> > fiction, especially when the painting is being enacted, like A ZED AND
> > TWO NOUGHTS, PASSION (Godard), and a short film by Susan Seidelman where
> > a character enters a Dutch painting.
> > Thanks in advance. Ruth Perlmutter
> >
> Dear Ruth,
> This is not quite a focused answer to  your question, but WHAT DREAMS
> MAY COME by Robin Williams is a veritable history of landscape painting
> for Salvator Rosa all the way up to the 20th Century.   The paintings are used
> chronologically and work as an history of the genre.   Being busy with other
> matters, I have never sat down to figure out what was going on in this motif,
> but it is the most prominent use of painting as mise en scene that I know
> of in recent filmmaking.
> And it is not clear to me that anybody has discussed this use of paintings;
> perhaps there is someone on the list who has done so....
> Peter Rollins
> Film & History
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