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« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2012, 08:38:55 PM »

(NOTE: at each link, you can click on the image to enlarge it)

Frayling discusses the visual references in OUATIA extensively on pp. 428-431 of STDWD. Below are just a few selections from Frayling's discussion:

-- top of p. 431: "... the over-the-top interior of Peggy's brothel was based on the opulent 'gold style' paintings of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt. Its turn-of-the-century art nouveau decorations -- all gilt and glitter and writhing patterns -- were a world away from Reginald Marsh's sordid streets, where the employees presumably originated."

-- bottom of p. 429: the visual inspiration for Fat Moe's was Hopper's "Drug Store"
http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/hopper/street/hopper.drug-store.jpg


as well as his most famous work "Nighthawks," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nighthawks
(Noodles Leone mentioned Nighthawks previously).


-- Hoppers' "New York Movie" http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=79616   inspired elderly Carol's meeting with Noodles;

-- the set dressings of the Lower East Side were inspired by two other Hoppers: "Manhattan Bridge Loop" http://0.tqn.com/d/arthistory/1/0/b/f/coaa_14.jpg

and "From Williamsburg Bridge"   http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/37.44
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A couple of possibilities I am wondering about, which were not mentioned by Frayling:

A) Perhaps Hopper's "New York Movie" also provided inspiration for the theater next to the opium den.

B) Maybe the Lower East Side set dressing was also inspired by Hopper's "Early Sunday Morning"
http://whitney.org/Collection/EdwardHopper/31426 (there also happens to be a barber shop vector outside one of the shops across the street from Fat Moe's)

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« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2012, 09:27:03 PM »

Found some more interesting ones by Hopper:

"Rooftops" http://www.canvasreplicas.com/Hopper207.htm may have influenced the rooftop scene in OUATIA where the boys catch Fartface banging Peggy

And how about this gem called "Adobe Houses" http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/edward-hopper/adobe-houses remind anyone of The opening scenes of FOD?



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« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2012, 08:50:13 AM »

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Rooftops http://www.canvasreplicas.com/Hopper207.htm may have influenced the rooftop scene in OUATIA where the boys catch Fartface banging Peggy

And how about this gem called "Adobe Houses" http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/edward-hopper/adobe-houses remind anyone of The opening scenes of FOD?

Nice finds. Afro

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« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2012, 10:13:58 PM »

A) I found two more Hopper paintings of apartment building rooftops: "City Roofs"   http://www.canvasreplicas.com/Hopper252.htm

and "Roofs, Washington Square" http://www.cmoa.org/searchcollections/details.aspx?item=1033320 (click on the image to enlarge it).
 


B) I previously cited Frayling as saying that one of the inspirations for the exterior of Fat Moe's was Hopper's "Drug Store" http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/hopper/street/hopper.drug-store.jpg

Well I just looked at that painting again, and I noticed that there is one specific medicine that is advertised in the front window:  "That record is just like Ex-Lax; every time I turn it on, you have to go to the bathroom."  Smiley





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« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2012, 02:03:21 AM »

nice Afro

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« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2012, 02:39:21 AM »

nice Afro

Thanks,

doesn't that"ADOBE HOUSES"one look just like Los Albericoques? And here is another one with adobe homes called ADOBES AND SHED, NEW MEXICO http://www.canvasreplicas.com/Hopper233.htm

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--- CJ: This one's for you  Wink: THE EL STATION http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/edward-hopper/the-el-station

And Approaching the City http://www.canvasreplicas.com/Hopper145.htm

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--- HOUSE BY THE RAILROAD inspired the Bates house in Psycho  http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=78330


There are so many others. Apparently, the Whitney Museum has a lot of Hopper's paintings; perhaps we should include that on our next NYC Locations Tour  Smiley



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« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2012, 02:59:08 AM »

cj, do you have any idea which street THE CIRCLE THEATRE http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/edward-hopper/the-circle-theatre was based on? I have a feeling it's the intersection of 72nd and Broadway; though I can't be sure. Of course it's changed a lot since the painting was made in 1936; I Googled The Circle Theatre in New York, there is one on Broadway in the 50's now. It may well be that I am distracted by the covered subway station -- while the one at 72nd is one of the only few remaining, back in '36 there were many like that. So I could certainly be wrong. But I'd love to know whether that painting is indeed depicting a particular intersection  Smiley


And what a beauty is GAS http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/edward-hopper/gas#supersized-artistPaintings-235562 (film noir, anyone?)

Western town inspiration? EL PALACIO http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/edward-hopper/el-palacio#supersized-artistPaintings-235553

SUMMERTIME http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/edward-hopper/summertime (Beautiful work; remind you of Sylvia Sidney in Street Scene? the movie was released years before this painting was completed)



But I digress.......  Wink

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« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2012, 03:34:46 AM »

cj, do you have any idea which street THE CIRCLE THEATRE http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/edward-hopper/the-circle-theatre was based on? I have a feeling it's the intersection of 72nd and Broadway; though I can't be sure. Of course it's changed a lot since the painting was made in 1936; I Googled The Circle Theatre in New York, there is one on Broadway in the 50's now. It may well be that I am distracted by the covered subway station -- while the one at 72nd is one of the only few remaining, back in '36 there were many like that. So I could certainly be wrong. But I'd love to know whether that painting is indeed depicting a particular intersection  Smiley


And what a beauty is GAS http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/edward-hopper/gas#supersized-artistPaintings-235562 (film noir, anyone?)

Western town inspiration? EL PALACIO http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/edward-hopper/el-palacio#supersized-artistPaintings-235553

SUMMERTIME http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/edward-hopper/summertime (Beautiful work; remind you of Sylvia Sidney in Street Scene? the movie was released years before this painting was completed)



But I digress.......  Wink

Columbus Circle http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/2935

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« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2012, 03:37:20 AM »

Hopper has been a long time favorite of mine, you should check out some creative stuff making use of and using Hopper paintings on Youtube

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« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2012, 03:55:04 AM »


yeah, that's where that theater is now. But do you know whether that's the actual location that inspired Hopper's 1936 painting "The Circle Theatre"?

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« Reply #25 on: July 26, 2012, 08:27:03 AM »

I think that is why it was called the Circle theater because it was on Columbus Circle, but I could be wrong.

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« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2012, 11:15:01 PM »

Hopper has been a long time favorite of mine, you should check out some creative stuff making use of and using Hopper paintings on Youtube

is this the old TCM promo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz1Z1RohhdM ? (I didn't discover TCM until 2010). This definitely looks like it's pieced together from Hopper paintings.


Also, here is TCM's current intro; the final image is Nighhawks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVttlzU2y9E&feature=related

btw, can you identify which movie these scenes are from? I noticed several from Killer's Kiss: the dancing scene at 0:08, and the girl taking her shirt off at 0:18 (and I believe the guy selling tickets at 0:06 is also from Killer's Kiss?)

The shot of the bridge at 0:20, is  from The Wrong Man? (I know that cuz you posted this screen grab http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=11239.msg155824#msg155824  Wink ) I was recently at an engagement party on the Lower East Side, and I think I was on the street where that shot was taken. Delancey Street leads straight on to the Williamsburg Bridge -- is that where this shot was taken?

The guy getting on the bus at 0:14 is from Strangers on a Train.


Can you identify the others?

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« Reply #27 on: July 29, 2012, 06:51:05 PM »

is this the old TCM promo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz1Z1RohhdM ? (I didn't discover TCM until 2010). This definitely looks like it's pieced together from Hopper paintings.


Also, here is TCM's current intro; the final image is Nighhawks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVttlzU2y9E&feature=related

btw, can you identify which movie these scenes are from? I noticed several from Killer's Kiss: the dancing scene at 0:08, and the girl taking her shirt off at 0:18 (and I believe the guy selling tickets at 0:06 is also from Killer's Kiss?)

The shot of the bridge at 0:20, is  from The Wrong Man? (I know that cuz you posted this screen grab http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=11239.msg155824#msg155824  Wink ) I was recently at an engagement party on the Lower East Side, and I think I was on the street where that shot was taken. Delancey Street leads straight on to the Williamsburg Bridge -- is that where this shot was taken?

The guy getting on the bus at 0:14 is from Strangers on a Train.


Can you identify the others?

I'd have to look at it again


I'd have to look at it again

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« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2012, 09:41:32 PM »

I'd have to look at it again

in the time it took you to type that message, you could have viewed the entire thing. It's 31 seconds long  Wink

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« Reply #29 on: August 07, 2012, 04:08:41 PM »

I'd have to look at it again

I looked its definitely Hopperesque, agreed.

All I can identify is The Wrong Man and Killers Kiss, the interior diner scene looks familiar but its too short.

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