Art at The Movies

Master_Nick-HollywoodMy sweetie and I have just returned from a trip to Southern California. While this pic suggests that we conquered Hollywood, 

we actually spent our PM hours in Anaheim. Still, when I think of So. Cal., I immediately think of movies, even though the films that inspire me often have origins elsewhere.
Master_Nick-nosferatu4webPresented here is but a small sample of the works influenced by dark classics shot well outside sunny California. 

I was an elementary school student when I first saw the German Expressionist flick Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror. I love it to this day. Count Orlok is a genuinely creepy monster, (and the polar opposite of the glittering fairy-in-Vampire-clothes of the Twilight series.)

warbrideofrankenstein4webSpeaking of German Expressionism, Metropolis inspired the towering city in the background of The War Bride of Frankenstein. Mary Shelley’s writing, M. C. Escher’s art and World War II bomber art also added key pieces to this patchwork monster.

A common thread weaves through the silent era classics and into the modern day.

Come again for more horror flick-inspired art, and to catch updates on exhibitions, performances, publications and more! 

For twisted fiction, pick up a copy of “Gonzombie and Other Dark Tales”

“Nosferatu” and

“War Bride of Frankenstein”
Master Nick Roberts © 2013

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