Famous Paintings That Inspired Film Scenes Will Change How You See Movies.

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"All art forms feed off from each each other, and film is no different," explains Efendi.

It is often said that life imitates art. This philosophical belief that whatever happens in everyday life is the result or inspiration from creative work like a painting, sculpture or film. It’s hard to argue that point without taking into account what made the artist come up with their piece. Is it all from his or her brain or did something happen that inspired their work? We may never know. We do know, however, how filmmakers are often inspired by a song, a story or a favourite photo. It is someone else’s work that often influences their own quest to produce something that will also excite others. Filmmaker Vugar Efendi proves that art imitates art with his video essay, *Film Meets Art II*. He proves his point by placing side-by-side the works of fine art with a screenshot of films. You will never look at the following films the same way again.
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Born in Azerbaijan, Efendi graduated from the University of Winchester in England.

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Efendi puts the movie stills beside the artwork and the similarities are uncanny.

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Whether it's done unconsciously or as a tribute, it's hard to tell.

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Although Efendi believes the relationship between art and film is mutual.

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"Art inspires cinema, cinema inspires art," he reveals.

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"As lover of both, I just wanted to look into films that are inspired by famous paintings throughout history," he explains.

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This is the second edition of Film Meets Art. He released his first film essay seven months ago.

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Efendi believes there are many more examples of art inspiring movie scenes.

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The filmmaker first noticed the influence of art on film when he studied Salvador Dali.

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Efendi began to ask himself how many other artworks were used as an inspiration in film.

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Efendi believes the influence artists have over others is important. "With any art from, that being painting or music, when they inspire each other, it may completely produce something else, something greater and that might change the way we see things," explains Efendi.

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