Art on Film: A Look at Iconic Artworks in Movies

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

As Philip Seymour Hoffman’s character gets hopelessly swallowed up into the increasingly meta world of his epic theatre piece, his estranged wife sprouts into a fancy-pants artist in Berlin. One of writer/director Charlie Kaufman’s most brilliant nuances involved miniaturizing Alex Kanevsky’s series of oils from inches to millimeters so gallery visitors would have to garland their faces with these absurd but captivating spectacles.