Alexa here. I realized recently that I've been remiss, that I've failed to post on the amazing work of Murat Palta in this column. Well, today I'll make up for it! For his senior thesis, the Turkish student strove to blend traditional Ottoman miniature book illuminations with classic Western cinema. Rightfully so, these amazing compositions received a lot of attention outside his academic circle. The blend is a perfect one: Ottoman artists used abstraction to highlight the transcendent in the stories told. What's more transcendent than these scenes, so familiar to our modern eyes?
I won't caption them, as the fun comes in the moment of recognition. How many do you recognize? More after the jump