This brilliant video essay looks at Inception and the Narrative Illusion

Christopher Nolan's Inception is a delightfully surreal look at merging the worlds of dream and reality - but this video essay from Brows Held High takes a deep dive into Nolan's surrealist influences as well as Inception's flirtation with the greatest filmmaking illusion of all: the Narrative. » 10/24/14 5:58pm 10/24/14 5:58pm

Watch a trippy, alien-filled animation by the director of Yellow…

After finishing his work on the Beatles' Yellow Submarine, director and animator George Dunning made a surreal science fiction short, 1970's Moon Rock. Turn on this 10-minute cartoon in which an astronaut encounters the strange creatures of a bizarre alien world, and let yourself get swept up in its peculiar… » 1/06/13 10:30am 1/06/13 10:30am

How did we fake photos before Photoshop?

Long before the invention of Photoshop, artists were creating trippy and groovy fake images — and a new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art shows how. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop" opens at the Museum on Oct. 11, and the New York Daily News has a collection of some of the most surreal… » 9/12/12 11:40am 9/12/12 11:40am

What did Salvador Dalí's Alice in Wonderland look like?

In 1969, the Random House Book of the Month Club gave readers the opportunity to purchase a copy of Lewis Caroll's Alice in Wonderland as illustrated by surrealist painter Salvador Dalí. And yes, the Mad Hatter's tea party does include a picture of a melted clock. » 11/20/11 7:05am 11/20/11 7:05am

"Down the Rabbit Hole" "The Pool of Tears" …