LIVE POLL: Favorite Artwork that Inspired a Movie or Scene

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PLEASE NOTE - you are voting on your favorite artwork, not your favorite film. 

About Schmidt - inspired by Jacques-Louis David's The Death of Marat - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Death_of_Marat 
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - inspired by Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Birth_of_Venus_(Botticelli) 
Barry Lyndon - inspired by William Hogarth's The Dance (The Happy Marriage VI: The Country Dance) - http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/hogarth-the-dance-the-happy-marria ge-vi-the-country-dance-t03613 
Belle - inspired by Dido Elizabeth Belle (attributed to Johann Zoffany) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dido_Elizabeth_Belle 
Black Moon - inspired by Balthus’ The Golden Days - http://artchive.com/artchive/B/balthus/balthus_golden_days.jpg.html 
Days of Heaven - inspired by Christina's World by Andrew Wyeth - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christina's_World
Django Unchained - inspired by Thomas Gainsborough's The Blue Boy - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blue_Boy 
The Exorcist - inspired by René Magritte’s The Empire of Lights - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Empire_of_Light 
Girl with a Pearl Earring - inspired by Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girl_with_the_pearl_earring 
Inception - inspired by M.C. Escher's Ascending and Descending - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascending_and_Descending 
Lost in Translation - inspired by John Kacere’s Jutta - http://www.meiselgallery.com/LKMG/artist/works/detail.php?wid=403& aid=22 
Mean Streets - inspired by Caravaggio’s The Calling of Saint Matthew - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Calling_of_St_Matthew_(Caravaggio) 
Melancholia - inspired by John Everett Millais's Ophelia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ophelia_(painting) 
Metropolis - inspired by Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s The Tower of Babel - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tower_of_Babel_(Bruegel) 
Pan's Labyrinth - inspired by Francisco Goya’s Saturn Devouring His Son - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn_Devouring_His_Son 
Psycho - inspired by Edward Hopper's House by the Railroad - http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b4/The_House_by_the_Ra ilroad_by_Edward_Hopper_1925.jpg 
Road to Perdition - inspired by Edward Hopper's New York Movie - http://www.edwardhopper.net/newyork-movie.jsp 
Scream - inspired by The Scream by Edvard Munch - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scream 
The Shining - inspired by Diane Arbus’ Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey, 1967 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Identical_Twins,_Roselle,_New_Jersey,_196 7 
Tangled - inspired by Fragonard’s The Swing - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Swing_(painting) 
The Turin Horse - inspired by Van Gogh's The Potato Eaters - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potato_Eaters 

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls070608772
Poll:  http://www.imdb.com/poll/2M_mYJVoCeI
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Went live 7/7/14
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I wish I got to you before this went live. But you still can add this to your list. Well, first you can add that the death of Morat also inspired the sucide scene in "The Godfather 2" also.

Now, the story behind Michelangelo's painting The Sistine Chapel's Ceiling is the inspiration for Irving Wallace's book and movie "The Agony And The Ecstasy " (1965). And since the prologue that plays with the film before the credits is considered a separate film, that's two movies. And here is an inside joke, since the main movie touchs on the feud between Michealangelo and the renaissance architect Donato Bramante, the architect of St. Peter's Basilica in the film. What the film doesn't tell you is that Bramante died before the finishing of the construction the basilica. The construction was then taken over by Raphael. When Raphael died, Michealangelo took over and nearly finished it. The dome that the camera flies over at the end of the prologue was designed by Michealangelo and it brilliant, but then so was Bramante's whole design for St. Peter's Basilica was brilliant also. But Michealangelo did have the last laugh in that feud.

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanitie...
Pictures of The Sistine Chapel's Ceiling: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sisti...,
- just that fresco itself: (and it doesn't capture the stuff by the windows. That is how massive this painting is.): https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/....
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It's been live for three years. I don't like to add to them after a couple of months or so.
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From what you have, a tied between the girl with pearl earring, wyatt's painting for days of heaven
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This has not been moved into the praise category
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dgranger

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It is now.
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HI Jen, by any chance did you submit the opposite of this one? .
If not can I?
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Favourite scene inspired by an artwork ? :/
I couldn't find anything related on Gs, but there's still a possibility.
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You're just saying the exact same thing it already is, just in a different order.

Me: Artwork that inspired a movie or scene
You: Scene inspired by an artwork

The opposite would be a movie that inspired an artwork.
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Your poll says "
PLEASE NOTE - you are voting on your favorite artwork, not your favorite film." Right?
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by opposite I meant that it'll be focused on "the scene instead of artwork" :D.
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It may be the same thing but from a different angle. O.O
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Aha.
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