Influence in films: Hopper

Influence in films: Hopper

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EDWARD HOPPER: THE MIRROR EFFECT

By Vica Smirnova

Since the 1930s Hopper has been quoted endlessly: De Mille and Siodmak, Hitchcock and Lynch. Hopper’s infinite stylizations reproduced the same effect of subtraction of the human, priority of space over its character. In his Victorian cottages, deserted cafes and hotels, a character was present only to point out his own insignificance. Hopper invented an absent America, and having fallen in love with its own reflection, it forgot about the author, as if this landscape had materialized out of thin air and had existed from the start.

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