Thursday, May 1, 2008

Mystery Train

TOM - I recently saw a fantastic movie called Mystery Train by Jim Jarmusch. The movie is made up of three separate stories that overlap at this one cheap hotel in Memphis Tennessee. All of the stories somehow revolve and connect around Elvis, Graceland, and a mysterious gun shot. I did this illustration based on a scene in the movie in which two Japanese tourist on a quest to Graceland are sitting in a park at night staring at a big statue of Elvis. The girl is completely mesmerized, while the guy who is a huge Carl Perkins fan could care less about Elvis. I'm not really good at describing plots all that well, so I recommend netflixing it. It stars Joe Strummer, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, and Steve Buscemi just to name a few.
Check out the trailer here.

2 comments:

elvis hair said...

Perfect!It looks just like them!!
I love the backdrop you gave it.Very nice and soft. This movie was so great_at least what I saw of it before the night took over me. See, if you rented more movies like this maybe we wouldn't have to watch twin(or tween)peaks. Haha. I know, I need to start getting better movies. Your going to love the next one_

james flames said...

looks great. nice and "shape"-y. i like the filter you put on everything (i assume there's a filter...)