Study Neil McCauley’s (Robert De Niro) return to his beachside house and observe the pose, the gun and the air of dramatic risk, none of it good. The film on this list with the deepest roots in art historical past is, perhaps surprisingly, Alien. R. Giger designed the xenomorph, primarily based on his own nightmarish and surrealistic work. But what you might not have known is that he was inspired by Francis Bacon’s melty-confronted research of Pope Innocent X, itself based on the portrait of that pontiff by Spanish grasp Diego Velázquez. So the genesis of this film sees two of the 20th century’s masters and one 17th century legend conspire to convey us an acid-blooded nightmare monster.
Upon launch, Christopher Nolan’s Inception was heralded for its mixture of mind-bending plot and visuals, alongside Nolan’s smart directorial eye and spectacular casting. It certainly felt distinctive within the realm of live-motion … Read More