Amazing Cinematic Portraits Capture Films In All The Right Ways

Here at Cinema Blend, we are fans of high art just as we are of low art. We’ll look at Matisse’s Interior with a Violin while listening to Adam Sandler’s “The Goat” sketch. So when cinema enters into exceptionally well-crafted portraits, we’re all eyes.

Enter Italian artist and comic creator Massimo Carnevale and his Sketchesnatched image gallery, which somehow hasn’t shown up on this site before. He just posted his first piece from 2013, the moment from the Eraserhead chicken dinner scene shown above. And given that one good David Lynch reference deserves another, here’s Carnevale’s take on The Lost Highway, which is exactly the image that burned itself into my memory after first viewing it.

As can be seen from that shot of Christoph Waltz from DJango Unchained, Carnevale is both adept at showcasing both moments and characters with an equal amount of skill. And while the majority of his pieces are taken from the past 25 years, his projects cover the last 70 years of cinema. Since NBC’s Hannibal and Bates Motel have got audiences excited, how about shots of Silence of the Lambs, Psycho, and a few others?

If you can’t tell, there’s a bit of a creepy theme going on here. But perhaps we could lighten the mood with a few comedic pieces. Something charming even.

While it’s a damned shame we can’t all be this impressive when showing our appreciation for a film, at least Carnevale is here to do it for us. And it’s good to know he’s continuing the trend. This is just a tiny handful of his incredible work, so be sure to click over to his website to see much more. But try not to be too frightened by some of the creepy stuff that might show up.

Nick Venable
Assistant Managing Editor

Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.