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A recreation of Edward Hopper's iconic 20th century American painting dealing with themes of isolation and the emptiness of modern urban life. Here reconstructed in Second Life and brought to life in this short film to explore how those themes can be further developed through the medium of machinima.

I built the Diner and street corner as a set for this film over a two to three week period. I had an opportunity to imagine all the elements that are out of view from the painters perspective, but I kept it minimal to preserve a desolate, somewhat dehumanising feel. I wanted enough to hold the viewers eye but also retain a sense of  alienation that I think is key to the original painting.

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its geniuous Frankie! you know how I estimate your work!


View pier's home pier | 12 year(s) ago

oh my!!!! wonderful project!


View SL7's home SL7 | 12 year(s) ago

really nicely done :)very atmospheric nice choice of music too


View JEDDAZEN's home JEDDAZEN | 12 year(s) ago

that was great :)


View ClarriceCinquetti's home ClarriceCinquetti | 12 year(s) ago

Amazing ! Excellent work !!

I always loved the Diner picture, and seeing it coming to (second) life is wonderful. A true labor of love :)


View Nahasa's home Nahasa | 12 year(s) ago

The build itself is already a stunning. I would love to see it first hand. You've managed to recreate that Hopper feeling and even go beyond to give it a 3rd dimension! Impressive.


View CaseTomorrow's home CaseTomorrow | 12 year(s) ago



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