Normally, that's the sort of idea that leads to a few nice comments on DeviantArt, and that's it. But one Canadian oil executive saw the piece and had to have it. He bought it from Castelluccio for $175,000 . Yes, this rich Sopranos watcher dropped more money than you'll make in ten years on a whimsical fan mash-up. Try not to feel too angry about that when you decide which student loan you can risk not paying this month.
That wasn't the end of Castelluccio's adventures in the art world. Once, at auction, he bought what was advertised as an 18th-century painting, but turned out to be an early 17th-century Guercino! OK, that sounds like one of the punchlines from Frasier that you don't get, but the point is that by spending about $140,000 on the painting, and then having it tested and restored, he wound up with a work of art worth $10 million.
HBONot bad for a dude who looks like a waiter at a renaissance fair.
The Set Of Interstellar Was Also A Small Corn Business
Some of Interstellar's 14 hours touched on the idea that in the future, corn would be one of the world's only viable crops. In the film, Matthew McConaughey plays a corn farmer, and that doesn't sound right at all now that we type it out. Regardless, at least some of the movie was shot in a cornfield. We're pretty sure about that. You'd think the production team could have just wandered Nebraska until they found a farmer willing to rent out their field, but Christopher Nolan insisted that an entire field be grown from scratch. Because when you get enough of it, money turns you into a mad god.
Paramount Pictures After Nolan yelled cut, they threw the downed stalks in the truck and went to the farmer's market.