Art Imitating Art

As I watched Danger: Diabolik, I thought that hitchhiking scene looked very similar to something from a Heavy Metal comic strip from my degenerate youth. Not a direct copy, but a similar idea.DD-HM

Today I was fortunate to get a DVD copy of Diabolik through interlibrary loan, with commentary from Tim Lucas and John Phillip Law. Lucas points out a relationship between the placement of the jewels on Eva’s skin and a painting by Rene Magritte. The painting is titled “The Drop of Water” which has a Bava connotation.Untitled 11

Also included on the DVD is the Beastie Boys video for Body Movin’, a Danger: Diabolik spoof/homage that had somehow completely escaped my notice all these years:

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