Before the Devil Knows You're Hitchhiking
June 29, 2009 2:04 PM   Subscribe

Please identify a picture in the movie "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead". (Semi-spoilers inside)

When Philip Seymour Hoffman goes to the drug dealer's apartment the first time and fixes himself a drink, there is a picture/painting on the wall behind him. It's a ghostly white hand with the thumb stuck out in sort of a hitch-hiking posture. Does anyone know where I can find it?
posted by joaquim to Media & Arts (4 answers total)
Don't know the painting but it's here @ 2:05 for anyone that might...
posted by jckll at 3:01 PM on June 29, 2009

Best answer: It's actually a poster for Habanas cigars. Third one down.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 3:14 PM on June 29, 2009

It looks like a vintage cigar ad of some kind. I'm not sure that this is the original, but it's defintely a look-alike.
posted by Johnny Assay at 3:15 PM on June 29, 2009

Response by poster: Thanks, all. From what I could see in the movie, it looked like a giant white hand floating over a city skyline (the skyline was the "Habanas") with some kind of flying objects in the upper left (which turns out to be the ash and the smoke). The cigar blended in with the background. The real thing is much more mundane than what I thought I saw.
posted by joaquim at 4:07 PM on June 29, 2009

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