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Added by Gia on 7 Jul 2015 01:28
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Norman Rockwell on Film

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People who added this item 9480 Average listal rating (6976 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8
The shot of young Forrest waiting for his mother outside the principal's office was directly inspired by a Norman Rockwell painting entitled (appropriately enough) "Outside the Principal's Office":

People who added this item 1698 Average listal rating (1135 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.8
Director Wes Anderson cited Rockwell paintings (particularly those of Boy Scouts) as an influence on the film:

People who added this item 77 Average listal rating (39 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Contains an explicit recreation of Rockwell's 1964 painting "The Problem We All Live With," which depicts Ruby Bridges on her way to school, accompanied for her own safety by four U.S. Marshals.

People who added this item 378 Average listal rating (240 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
People who added this item 104 Average listal rating (56 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 62 Average listal rating (43 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6
Cinderfella (1960)
People who added this item 1021 Average listal rating (595 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Writer, director, and Rockwell collector George Lucas modeled both Debbie (Candy Clark) and the mysterious Thunderbird-driving blonde (Suzanne Somers) after the girl in Rockwell's painting "The Flirts":


People who added this item 1469 Average listal rating (807 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Steven Spielberg (who also owns several Rockwell originals) based the shot of Jim's parents putting him to bed on "Freedom From Fear" (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/lucas-and-spielberg-on-norman-rockwell/):

People who added this item 6228 Average listal rating (4474 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.2
Director Peter Weir based Seahaven on Rockwell's famous Saturday Evening Post covers, hoping to capture "a small-town America that may never have existed but was certainly mythologized in movies and other media."
(http://www.avclub.com/article/peter-weir-13526):


People who added this item 2086 Average listal rating (1434 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Rockwell, Maine is named for the artist, and its appearance was influenced by his work:

People who added this item 2939 Average listal rating (1868 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
One of the snapshots on Lilo's wall at the end of the movie is a recreation of Rockwell's "Freedom From Want":

People who added this item 2099 Average listal rating (1361 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
Ridley Scott pays homage to "Freedom from Want" in the Thanksgiving scene:


Six movie posters illustrated by Rockwell, followed by a selection of later films that pay homage to his work.

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