Watch this video essay by Tony Zhou about filmmaker and animator Satoshi Kon (h/t Robin Sloan on Snarkmarket).
First off, Zhou’s piece is absolutely wonderful.
One thing I find particularly fascinating is when you’re shown the original scene and a scene inspired by it — e.g. Inception and Black Swan.
The documentary “Jodorowsky’s Dune,” which I watched last weekend thanks to Sandro Mairata, offers similar examples in the context of science fiction, which are mentioned near the end of the trailer (1:42) — e.g. Alien, Blade Runner and The Matrix.
It also reminds me of “The 19th Century Painting That Most Blockbuster Movie Posters Are Based On.”
It would be awesome to have a tool that maps the genealogy of visual imagery. Maybe something to incorporate into the Visipedia project.
Tell me: What are some other works that reveal the visual inspiration of a painting or a movie scene?
This piece is based on my comment on Robin’s Snarkmarket post.