23-year-old writer and director Vugar Efendi has definitely seen a lot of movies. In fact, his observant eyes have noticed that many famous movie scenes have been copied from  iconic classical paintings. So, after careful investigation, he created a three-part series called 'Film Meets Art' where he combined these side by side comparisons. While some of these recreations are undoubtedly intentional, others might be only inspired by the paintings.


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Vugar’s comparisons show a remarkable side of art, he shows the way modern directors bring iconic pieces to life in their movies, proving the undeniable connection between different forms of art. Who could have ever thought that such movies like Django Unchained or The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus were using classical paintings as their inspiration?

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#1 Movie: Cabaret (1972) vs. Painting: Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden

Movie: Cabaret (1972) vs. Painting: Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden

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Mimis Nachbarin 1 week ago

I think that one is a clear reminiscence. To the time, to Otto Dix (the painter) and to Sylvia von Harden.

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#5 Movie: Frida (2002) vs. Painting: Frida And Diego Rivera (1931)

Movie: Frida (2002) vs. Painting: Frida And Diego Rivera (1931)

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Mimis Nachbarin 1 week ago

The movie is about Frida and Diego. Of course we see this. It's like an original picture of that very story. So.

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#6 Movie: About Schmidt (2002) vs. Painting: La Mort De Marat (1793)

Movie: About Schmidt (2002) vs. Painting: La Mort De Marat (1793)

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Jill 1 week ago

Wow, that was a great catch and a really good ”recreation” as well.

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#7 Movie: The Return (2003) vs. Painting: Lamentation of Christ (1475-1490)

Movie: The Return (2003) vs. Painting: Lamentation of Christ (1475-1490)

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Malcontent 1 week ago

Ah, White Jesus- I think fewer 'patriots' would be so willing to worship him if they stopped to think what he would have really looked like- a 5 foot tall, dark eyed, dark skinned Arab.

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#12 Movie: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) vs. Painting: Young Corn (1931)

Movie: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) vs. Painting: Young Corn (1931)

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Alanna Albanese 1 week ago

Probably one of the weirdest movies I've ever seen... Entertaining, but weird.

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#14 Movie: Alatriste (2006) vs. Painting: La Rendición De Breda (1634-1635)

Movie: Alatriste (2006) vs. Painting: La Rendición De Breda (1634-1635)

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TC 6 days ago

The painting is als known as "Las lanzas" (The spears)

#15 Movie: Picnic At The Hanging Rock (1975) vs. Painting: At The Hanging Rock (1875)

Movie: Picnic At The Hanging Rock (1975) vs. Painting: At The Hanging Rock (1875)

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Kikka io 1 week ago

is also remembered in the film, in short, they are all known