Top image: FILM - Pirosmani (1969, directed by Giorgi Shengelaia)
Bottom image: PAINTING- Niko Pirosmani: Dinner of Dukhan Owners - Markozishvili and others (1895-1903, in The State Museum of Fine Arts, Tbilisi, Georgia).
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Akira Kurosawa – From Painting to Screen – Dreams (1990)!
Check out these lovely storyboard paintings by the director himself and shots from the film.
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Don’t forget Akira Kurosawa on set of High & Low here and Dodes’Ka-Den here
According to Stephen Robello’s famous book “Alfred Hitchcock & The Making of Psycho”, Bates Motel was modeled after American painter Edward Hopper’s House by The Railroad, painted in 1925 (currently at MoMA, NY). See for yourself.
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Theo ANGELOPOULOS posing in front of a portrait of Jean Renoir by Rene Burri. Photo by Guy Le Querrec. 1998.
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We would like to start with a series of posts examining the intricate rapport between painting and cinema.
Nestor Almendros, Erich Rohmer’s director of photography has never hidden the fact that he has been directly inspired by cinema when shooting “Marquise d’O”(1976). Let us re-visit the first image, the famed still shot of the Marquise in complete distress. And then, consider “The Nightmare” by Swiss painter Henry Fuseli (1781). There will be more to come each week.
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Akira Kurosawa painting on set of Dodes’ka-den (1970). Unknown photographer. Thank you Tarun Neo for your contribution.
Daisaku Kimura, first assistant cameraman on Dodes’ka-den: I thought he would be demanding about getting the colors he wanted, but he said nothing about that. On Dodes’ka-den, what he did was to use color without relying on the film stock itself. He painted every object to be filmed. He didn’t trust the film stock. He painted everything. The sunset in the film was created on a soundstage. He told us to paint it however we liked, so I joined in. But when Kurosawa tells you to paint, it makes you nervous. He was an artist himself, so everyone was nervous. But he said not to worry, to be like kids painting picture books, so we went ahead.
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