Compare Edward Hopper’s House by the Railroad …
…to the house in Psycho.
According to imdb‘s page on Psycho, this was the inspiration.
Has anyone seen this? It’s a black and white movie, it looks arty and it’s apparently an adaptation of Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher”. I don’t know anything about Švankmajer as an artist apart from what I can google, but the film looks interesting.
Unfortunately, I can’t seem to embed it, but here’s a link to Viddler.com.
See Fritz Lang’s dystopian movie, the 1927 classic Metropolis.
Artist Michelle Lord creates an art project inspired Jorge Luis Borges’ short story “The Immortal”. Borges, one of the most interesting writers of the 20th century, quite often used architecture in his stories. Pictures and article here.