Nighthawks of the Silver Screen


‘”Unconsciously, probably, I was painting the loneliness of a large city,” Edward Hopper once remarked of his masterpiece Nighthawks, the famous scene depicting a downtown diner late at night. “

Filmmaker Gustav Deutsch brings thirteen of Edward Hopper’s paintings to the big screen in a film called Shirley: Visions of Reality. First released in 2013, the film is now being shown again in light of a Hopper retrospective in Bologna.

David lives in central Ohio and works for a sports newspaper. He is a regular contributor to Nervous Breakdown and Andrei Codrescu's Exquisite Corpse. More from this author →