Now Reading: Shirley: Film Inspired by Edward Hopper
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From the canvas to the screen, Director Gustav Deutsch interprets the iconic paintings of Edward Hopper in the film Shirley: Visions of Reality. Deutschs architectural background allowed for accurate use of lighting, space and form for the films sets. Released in 2013 the film has been brought back to life due to the current life retrospect of the artist at Palazzo Fava, Bologna. Many of Hoppers paintings depict midcentury modern America with nostalgic moods and figures engaged contemplating thoughts. The film cinematography is a reproduction of 13 of Hoppers sets following the story of a New York actress (Stepahie Cumming) life through the 1931’s Great Depression.
‘Unconsciously, probably I was painting the loneliness of a large city.’ -Edward Hopper.