Do you love movies? Do you love LEGO? If you've ever had a desire to recreate favorite shots from your favorite movies, you'll understand just where imgur user hatinhand is coming from. Rendering moments from movies as varied as 2001: A Space Odyssey and American Beauty, there's plenty to pore over -- both for your inner film nerd, and your inner LEGO nerd:
I really like how they went through the effort of trying to recreate not just the angle, costuming, set-design, etc., but also the lighting and mood. Here are a few of my favorites:
For all 23 recreations, check out hatinhand's gallery here. From my count, it seems like the 1970's are better represented than any other decade, and Kubrick gets a lot of love. Can you identify all 23 movies? I'll be honest, I can't place number 6 (the dancing people), or 12 (the guy coming out the window). If you know what they are, let me know in the comments! Which ones do you like most?
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Number 6 is probably either Black Swan or maybe All That Jazz. Number 12 is Die Hard (It's an elevator shaft, not a window). Which film is number 10 though? I want to say Casablanca, but I feel like I'm definitely wrong.
June 17, 2012 at 7:30PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM
10 looks like CHINATOWN to me. I also have no idea what 6 is.
June 17, 2012 at 7:34PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM
1 - Inception
2 - American beauty
3 - The exorcist
4 - The Addam's family
5 - The big Lebowsky
6 - ???..... Tom Cruise ???
7 - Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
8 - 2001: A Space Odyssey
9 - Psycho
10 - David suggest "Chinatown"
11 - A Clockwork Orange
12 - Die hard.... +1 for the computer screen at the back !!
13 - ???.... The godfather ???
14 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.... or anything else with Eastwood !!
15 - Pulp fiction
16 - Harry Potter
17 - Modern Times
18 - Raiders of the Lost Ark
19 - Raging bull
20 - ??? The Silence of the Lambs... without the mask ???
21 - The Empire Strikes Back
22 - Bond...... James Bond !!
23 - The Shining
June 17, 2012 at 10:52PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM
Yep, 13 has gotta be The Godfather.
June 19, 2012 at 3:43AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM
@jim I also have no clue about 6, but he indeed resembles tom cruise :)
This is the guy's flickr account, loads of other cool stuff:
(turns out no 6 is Billy Elliot
June 17, 2012 at 11:39PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM
This guy is brilliant !!
June 17, 2012 at 11:52PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM
really like the work they did... really brings it to life...
this is a spec commercial i had shot a few years ago using these little guys :)
June 18, 2012 at 6:23AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM
3 is not the Exorcist, it is Ghostbusters.
June 18, 2012 at 9:57AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM
Yeah, 10 is definitely chinatown. It's when he gets his nose cut.
And here is what I think 6 is referring to... (Good call with Billy elliot)
June 18, 2012 at 4:24PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM
The lighting is so good in those photos.
June 20, 2012 at 1:31AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM
#20 is green mile
June 20, 2012 at 3:15PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM
Yep, my son agrees with Michael Markham - he yelled out "Ghostbusters" for pic 3 without hesitation... I also think Silence of the lambs on 20. And I love the scene he chose for "The Shining"!
June 23, 2012 at 12:58PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM