Monday, August 25, 2008

Cult Art, Movie Style - Take 2

Just over a year ago, I posted about the way cool "Crazy 4 Cult" art showing at Los Angeles' Gallery1988, which inspired (and provided plenty of material for) the Film Art section here at Movie Dearest (of which, ironically, this is the 50th post). Well, they are doing it again this year (now through September 12), and it looks like the art on display is just as provocative and exciting as last year's selections.

An example is the piece excerpted above: a 39 x 12 inch cult film geek's dream line-up by talented San Diego artist Andrew Wilson. You can see the whole thing (and even order prints of it) at the gallery's site or visit this website to use an interactive feature where you can magnify the different characters to see them up close. This will come in handy if you plan to enter the gallery's contest to win a copy of the poster signed by the artist and film director Kevin Smith. All you have to do is correctly identify all 131 characters and the movie they came from ... that's all.

Just for fun, I've started a list of the ones I could figure out in the comments section below (movies only; if you want to enter the contest, you'll have to do a little work on the character names). Feel free to add the ones I missed or correct the ones I got wrong by leaving a comment.

3 comments:

  1. 1. Escape from New York
    2, 3. Star Wars
    4. Lara Croft, Tomb Raider
    5. ?
    8, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28, 127, 130. The Wizard of Oz
    9, 116. Donnie Darko
    10. Fantasia
    11. Repo Man
    6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 95, 96, 97. The Goonies
    18, 19, 24, 26. The Wiz
    22, 23. UHF
    29. The Hudsucker Proxy
    30, 31. Ed Wood
    32, 33. They Live
    34, 35, 36. Dazed and Confused
    37. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
    38, 39. The Last Dragon
    40, 41. Harold and Maude
    42, 43. Clerks, et al
    44. ?
    45, 46. True Romance
    47. Re-Animator
    48, 49. Friday
    50, 51. Fight Club
    52, 53, 61. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    54, 55, 56. This is Spinal Tap
    57, 58. Napoleon Dynamite
    59, 60. Heathers
    62. Mallrats
    63, 64. Freaks
    65. Pink Flamingos
    66. Half-Baked
    67, 68, 69. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    70. Freddy Got Fingered
    71. Shaft
    72. Reservoir Dogs
    73, 74. Mommie Dearest (duh)
    75, 76. Better Off Dead
    77, 78. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
    79, 80, 81. The Princess Bride
    82. Showgirls
    83. Rushmore
    84, 85. Eraserhead
    86. Blood Simple
    87, 88. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    89. Psycho
    90, 91. Point Break
    92. Godzilla
    93. The Cable Guy
    94. A Clockwork Orange
    98, 99, 100. Pulp Fiction
    101, 102, 103. Strange Brew
    104. The Evil Dead, et al
    105. Edward Scissorhands
    106. The Warriors
    107, 108. The Big Lebowski
    109, 110. Welcome to the Dollhouse
    111, 112. Office Space
    113. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
    114. ?
    115. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    117, 118. Barbarella
    119. ?
    120. ?
    121, 122. Léon: The Professional
    123. Blue Velvet
    124. The Fifth Element
    125, 126. The Boondock Saints
    128, 129. Big Trouble in Little China
    131. Little Shop of Horrors

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  2. Some guesses that could be WAY off, but I'll share anyways:

    5. The Big Lebowski
    114. Dawn of the Dead
    120. Tank Girl

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  3. Not sure about "Tank Girl", I never saw the movie and I can't find any pictures resembling those characters. They appear to be together ... are they from "Barbarella" too?

    And #5 isn't "Big Lebowski" ... at first I thought it was Luke Wilson in "The Royal Tennenbaums", but he had a beard in that movie. Could the can on the ground next to him be any clue? And he could be with the girl I think is Lara Croft, not entirely sure on that one.

    Thanks for helping! Hope all is well with you,

    - kch

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