2nd of two posts featuring Filmspotting listeners’ movie tattoos. Filmspotting #491 (coming Fri 5/23) has Adam and Josh sharing their Top 5 Movie Tattoos (We Would Get).
From top to bottom:
1) The guy who started it all - Joshua from Portland, OR. When he responded to our Jarmusch vs Sayles Death Match Poll back on FS #488, he mentioned his Jarmusch-inspired tattoo - Eva’s cassette player from STRANGER THAN PARADISE. Turns out he actually made his Top 5 permanent. From Joshua’s wrist to elbow, are icons representing his other four favorite films: THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU (the “Team Zissou” Hat); CHILDREN OF MEN (the embryo image from the teaser poster); MOULIN ROUGE (the titular club’s famous windmill); and SPIRITED AWAY (No Face). Joshua, you are our hero.
2) Two from Amanda in Vancouver. Her first is maybe my favorite of the listener tattoos we’ve seen - “Baby Fish Mouth.” From this hilarious scene from the Nora Ephron-penned WHEN HARRY MET SALLY. Amanda writes “The Pictionary scene in When Harry Met Sally, makes me laugh every single time I see it, and that is a feat, because I have been watching this film at least a few times a year for many years.” Seconded. Weirdly, “Baby Fish Mouth” is a phrase I often utter completely at random - or when I’m feeding my infant daughter a bottle. Amanda’s second is the famous sketch of Alfred Hitchhock. Though according to Amanda, not famous enough. Apparently no one recognizes it. Get some new friends, Amanda. Your tattoos are awesome.
3) A three-parter from listener Adam Desaulniers. Part 1 is from this nice moment from the diner scene in BACK TO THE FUTURE. Part 2 is the first film footage Adam shot. And part 3 is from the final scene in Antonioni’s L’AVVENTURA (here’s a link to the still from the movie). Nice, Adam.
4) From listener Luke Mindel, who writes that he’s still waiting for someone to recognize his (very cool) BARRY LYNDON tattoo.
To see more listener tattoos, click here.