33 Lego Showing the History of Hollywood
What’s better than using Lego photographs to depict scenes from films that are the backbone in the tale of Hollywood, from the early silent films to sci-fi modern thrillers like Inception?
Alex Eylar believes in exactly the same thing, resulting in this amazing body of work.
The Great Train Robbery, 1903
Only 10 minutes long, but is also the first to introduce the technique of cross cutting, in which two scenes appear to occur simultaneously but in different locations.
The Birth of a Nation, 1915
There are two sides to D.W. Griffith’s war epic: The racist part of it, but also the innovation in terms of film technique.
Safety Last!, 1923
Harold Lloyd in one of the most famous romantic comedies of Hollywood’s early days.
The Phantom of the Opera, 1925
Maybe the first horror hit ever made, although it is probably more famous in its musical, on stage version.
City Lights, 1931
According to the American Film Institute (AFI), this Charlie Chaplin film is the greatest romantic comedy of all-time.
Duck Soup, 1933
Probably the Marx Brothers’ most famous film.
It Happened One Night, 1934
This zany comedy won the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director (Frank Capra), Actor (Clark Gable), Actress (Claudette Colbert), and Screenplay.
Gone With The Wind, 1939
It is till the highest grossing film of all time when adjusted for inflation.
An excellent psychological thriller directed by Hitchcock with Cary Grant in the leading role.
The best movie ever made, and time hasn’t hurt it one bit.
Singing In The Rain, 1952
AFI love choosing the greatest film in every genre. This one is named as the greatest musical.
The reason a lot of people were afraid to get in the shower during the 60’s.
Dr. No, 1962
The first of the James Bond films. Who knew that we’d get so many of them.
2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968
Stanley Koubrik loved tampering with every genre possible. He nailed it brilliantly with this sci-fi masterpiece.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969
A Western loosely based on real life outlaws Robert LeRoy Parker and his partner Harry Longabaugh.
The Godfather, 1972
Every mob and mafia movie owe their current popularity to this film.
The Exorcist, 1973
We’ve had a lot of best and greatest of all-time so far, right? This is a popular pick for scariest.
Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.
Star Wars, 1977
After 38 years since out lives were changed, the third trilogy will hit the screens.
Raging Bull, 1980
How to get fat and win an oscar.
Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981
Few get the chance to play one iconic role. Harrison Ford has Han Solo and Indiana Jones.
For some reason, almost every rapper I’ve seen on Cribs has a poster of this film at home.
Back To The Future, 1985
Marty McFly playing Chuck Berry before Berry even knew he was so good.
Die Hard, 1988
I still don’t understand why a German terrorist would need to tell a colleague, another German, to ‘Shoot the glass’ in English.
The Silence of the Lambs, 1991
Horror film? Maybe. Probably a touch of it. Anyway, almost everyone involved won the Oscr, while Lecter became a never ending nightmare.
Pulp Fiction, 1994
Quentin Tarantino was so good he managed to revive the career of John Travolta.
The Big Lebowski, 1998
Who knew that this film will spawn something called a Lebowski fest, which includes people walking around in robes and drinking White Russians.
American Beauty, 1999
Winner of five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director (Sam Mendes), Best Actor (Kevin Spacey), and Best Screenplay (Alan Ball).
Billy Elliot, 2000
A movie that told little boys it’s OK to prefer dancing to football or sports in general.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, 2001
Harry Potter was huge without the films, but there’s no doubt it became an even bigger phenomenon thanks to them.
Inglourious Basterds, 2009
Great no matter what language is being spoken at the time.
127 Hours, 2010
The story of real-life hiker Aron Ralston, who went to extreme measures to survive after his arm became trapped under a boulder in remote Utah.
A regular crime film, but with such an amazing visual “disguise” it became a lot more.