Hollywood at home! Four-year-old girl and her movie fan dad recreate famous movie scenes from Die Hard, Grease and The Shining to engage themselves in lockdown
- Alex Zane, 40, and his daughter Matilda, 4, have been remaking movie scenes
- The duo, from Massachusetts, started their project when their state went into lockdown
- Originally they posted one photo a day, now they post once a week
A father-daughter duo have recreated iconic scenes from movie history in an attempt to pass the time during the shutdown – with hilarious results.
Alex Zane, 40, from Hingham, Massachusetts, and his four-year-old daughter Matilda began recreating the movie scenes in April earlier this year when their state went into lockdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The prosecutor said he was home most days to watch his children and was looking for an activity to keep his family busy.
He said: ‘One day she climbed on top of a toy car in our living room and pretended to be surfing and for whatever reason I had a flash of Michael J Fox surfing on top of Styles’ van in the classic teenage wolf of the 80’s. I have a good friend who is a photographer. I sent him a picture of her surfing in the car and he added the werewolf effects. ‘
After originally posting the photos to Facebook, Alex saw that people loved the content and decided to post one photo a day on his Instagram account, @tot_for_tot_remakes, during quarantine – something they did for 11 weeks.
He said, ‘The response is incredible. We thought our friends and family might like these pictures, but the fact that strangers enjoy them never gets less exciting or surprising – just trying to distract people for 11 seconds under the onslaught of negative news. ‘
Over 17,000 people are now following Alex and Matilda’s account and here FEMAIL showcases some of Alex and Matilda’s best recreations …
The Shining: One of Alex and Matilda’s recreations is the famous scene in the Shining where Jack Nicholson’s character takes an ax to a bathroom door
Die Hard: Whether you agree it’s a Christmas movie or not, there’s no denying that Matilda cleans up just like Bruce Willis in Die Hard
Dumb and Dumber: Matilda shows off her acting range, playing both characters in this scene from the hilarious Dumb and Dumber
Lord of the Rings: Matilda tries to resist the lure of the ring from this scene in the Lord of the Rings
Back To The Future: Matilda looks ready to go back in time in this mock-up of the famous Back To the Future scene
Matilda: Matilda chose to recreate a scene from the movie with her name and looks like the splitting image of Matilda in the movie based on Roald Dahl’s novel
ET: Alex and Matilda recreate the moment when ET is discovered, even adding blonde ‘hair’ to Matilda’s look to complete the scene
The Graduate: Alex and Matilda also recreated the infamous leg lift scene from The Graduate, with a doll as a leg model in their version
Jaws: Alex and Matilda need a bigger boat in this recreation of Jaws, although the shark doesn’t look that scary in their version
The Hangover: Matilda plays a convincing Zach Galifianakis in this mock-up of the elevator scene The Hangover. Dolls and a stuffed animal make up the rest of the Wolf Pack
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation: With Christmas around the corner, it’s only fitting that Alex and Matilda recreated this iconic moment
Bridesmaids: Matilda’s recreation of this hair-raising bridesmaid scene is near-perfect, and the toys that act as passers-by work surprisingly well
Home Alone: Shaving is never fun and Matilda reinvented the scream Kevin uttered in Home Alone after applying aftershave to his face
Big: With an equally ill-fitting suit, Matilda does a great job through the ending of Tom Hanks’ Big
Jurassic Park: The use of an inflated dinosaur costume adds a comical element to this dramatic scene from Jurassic Park
Mission Impossible: Dangling from a wire above the floor is no mean feat, but Matilda makes Tom Cruise’s stunt look easy
Grease: Matilda earns an Oscar for reproducing the dramatic signal to start the race at the height of Grease