Thursday, July 15, 2010

Meme Fun

I got tagged by Jeremy at his blog, Moon in the Gutter, with a meme originally started by Stephen at Checking on My Sausages [edit on 7/18 this meme has its origin at The Dancing Image.] The inspiration for the meme is "a gallery of images chosen by you to stand for so much of what makes Cinema such a rich and exciting medium." Here are the rules (cut and pasted and slightly altered from Jeremy's post):

1. Pick as many pictures as you want - but make them screen-captures. These need to be moments that speak to you that perhaps haven't been represented as stills before.

2. Pick a theme, any theme.

3. You MUST link to Stephen's original gallery and the gallery at The Dancing Image.

4. Tag five blogs.

The theme that I have chosen are complimentary/contradictory themes/images from four films. I always believe no matter how serious the subject matter of a film that there is always opportunity for a creative artist to be playful with his/her images. Artistic inspiration and creation and rendition are three complimentary/contradictory ideas for the truly playful.

Anthony Steffan as Django in Django il bastardo (1969), directed by Sergio Garrone, looking like Death in front of the cross.

Django about to meet Death with the cross behind him.

In Chungking Express (1994), directed by Wong Kar-wai, Takeshi Kaneshiro as Cop 223 has cleaned the shoes of the Woman in the Blonde Wig (Brigitte Lin), because she has been running around all night and her feet are tired.

Tony Leung Chiu Wai as Cop 663 who is messaging the feet of Faye (Faye Wong), because she got scared standing still and her feet went to sleep.

Party host Angela (Amelia Kinkade)who is watching her expected party guest show off her rockin'-hot body in Night of the Demons (1988), directed by Kevin Tenney; and

Angela whose rockin'-hot body is host for an unexpected party guest.

Andrei Tarkovsky capturing natural scenery on Earth and making it look alien in his Solaris (1972).

Characters in Solaris who are trying to capture natural scenery in an alien setting with man-made material.

For the following writers, consider yourself tagged:

1. Neil at The Agitation of the Mind.

2. Jay at The Lucid Nightmare.

3. Didier at Shoot First, Die Later.

4. Drew at The Blue Vial.

5. Kevin at Hugo Stiglitz Makes Movies.

Have fun.;)

12 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Now that's an intriguing meme!

Jeremy Richey said...

AWESOME. Thanks so much for participating. I knew you would offer up some extremely cool stills.

Hans A. said...

Thnx for tagging me Jeremy. It was a lot of fun.

MovieMan0283 said...

Thanks for jumping in. In case your readers are interested, here's the link where the meme started:

http://thedancingimage.blogspot.com/2010/07/in-beginning.html

Great banner pic too. Where's it from?

Hans A. said...

@MovieMan0283-- My sincerest apology. I've edited the post to reflect the link where the meme started and altered the rules to reflect it.

My banner pic is from Bruce Weber's Let's Get Lost.

Neil Fulwood said...

Thanks for the tag, this should prove an interesting project. As soon as I've got August's Shots on the Blog project out of the way, I'll turn my attention to it.

MovieMan0283 said...

No worries, Hans - I edited the rules after the fact because I realized initially they weren't clear!

I remember reading about Let's Get Lost on J.D.'s blog - great stuff...

Stephen said...

These are brilliantly chosen Hans.

I was about to ask about the banner image as well. Quiet and cool.

Hans A. said...

Thank you very much Stephen. I quite appreciate and admire your work also.

Stephen said...

Thanks.

Drew said...

Thanks a ton for tagging me, Hans! I've just now gotten around to catching up on my blog perusal, and I immensely enjoyed your assemblage here. Particularly the ones from Chungking Express, one of my favorite movies, and you've proven the richness of that movie here by presenting yet another of the countless visual parallels that I've not yet noticed in my countless viewings of that masterpiece.

I've just put my own up, it's [a href="http://thebluevial.blogspot.com/2010/07/curiosity-killed-image-gallery-meme.html"]here[/a] if you want to check it out.

Hans A. said...

No problem, Drew. I checked out your assemblage and it's quite nice. I hope it was fun!