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The inspiration to the house in Psycho

April 6, 2011 Leave a comment

Compare Edward Hopper’s House by the Railroad …

Edward Hopper, House by the Railroad, 1925.

…to the house in Psycho.

According to imdb‘s page on Psycho, this was the inspiration.

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Jan Švankmajer’s Zánik domu Usheru (1981)

March 30, 2011 Leave a comment

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.

Metropolis: full movie here!

February 17, 2011 Leave a comment

See Fritz Lang’s dystopian movie, the 1927 classic Metropolis.

Fiction + Architecture = Art

February 14, 2011 Leave a comment

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.

Max Ernst at Moderna museet

February 3, 2011 1 comment

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