Picture Windows

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Picture Windows was a television miniseries that aired on Showtime in 1994.[1] It comprised six short films inspired by works of art and directed by prominent filmmakers such as Joe Dante, Norman Jewison, John Boorman, Jonathan Kaplan, Peter Bogdanovich, and Bob Rafelson, respectively. It included performances by a number of notable actors, Robert Loggia, Steve Zahn, John Hurt, Alan Arkin, and George Segal. Co-creator David Wesley Wachs also wrote and directed a 20-minute pilot titled The Life of Art based on the painting Hitchhiker by Robert Gwathmey. The miniseries won one Emmy Award and several CableAce Awards.[2] John Boorman's episode Two Nudes Bathing won the Special Jury Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Soir Bleu"Norman JewisonSeth FlickerTBA
Inspired by the painting Soir Bleu by Dennis Hopper.
2"Song of Songs"Peter BogdanovichHarry Mark Petrakis
John Petrakis
TBA
Inspired by the painting Primavera by Sandro Botticelli.
3"Language of the Heart"Jonathan KaplanBruce MeadeTBA
Inspired by the painting Ballet Rehearsal by Edgar Degas.
4"Lighting"Joe DanteJim ByrnesTBA
Inspired by the painting Stampede by Lightning by Frederic Remington.
5"Two Nudes Bathing"John BoormanJohn BoormanTBA
Inspired by the painting Gabrielle d'Estrées et une de ses sœurs by an unknown artist.
6"Armed Response"Bob RafelsonFrederic RaphaelTBA
Inspired by the painting Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) by David Hockney.

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