Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Random Freaky Flower Inspiration from Books and Movies

When the team decided on 'Freaky Flowers' as theme for our swap, I immediately thought of Audrey II. Audrey II is the singing and uhm...rather hungry flesh eating plant from the 1986 movie Little Shop of Horrors.

Photo by Donnie Nunley via Flickr  (CC)
This real 'Audrey II' looks pretty amazing too!

Photo by Brendan Riley via Flickr (CC)
The Day of The Triffids, about another not too friendly plant species, inspired many film and television makers (I particularly remember the 1981 tv series) but I kind of like this odd looking Triffid colony on an old Penguin book cover.

The Talking Flowers in Alice in Wonderland are definitely freaky and there's lots of room for interpretation on how to depict them.

More gentle, kid (and grown-up) friendly plant varieties can be found in Dr. Seuss' Lorax. Both the book and the movie feature a super fluffy tree called the Truffula. You can see some in the background of the movie trailer. The flower on the photo below could have been an inspiration for the Lorax' Truffula Trees. It has the same firm-yet-fluffy qualities!

Photo by Stefan Klopp via Flickr (CC)
And the animation movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs II  has nothing but freaky plants, fruit and veg so there's plenty of inspiration to be found there!

Hope you enjoyed this personal selection of Weird flowers and plants from movies and books. If you know of other book or movie related Freaky Flowers, share it with us in the comments!

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1 comment:

  1. Just yesterday I was looking at that same Alice illustration in our copy of the book, looking for inspiration!


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