Wi-Fihawks at the Diner

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What a perfect 21st century tribute to Nighthawks at the Diner. And I wonder: has adding gadgets made these people more or less isolated than predecessors? Judge for yourself against Edward Hopper's original:

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Probably all comes down to whether they've checked in on Facebook or not.

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Image credit: Josh Ellingson [EPICponyz]

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I don't know why they rearranged the elements in their contemporary reinterpretation the way they did.

Showing the dark empty street with it's lonely windows juxtaposed with the light and (faux?) camaraderie of the diner is eloquent and masterful. The deficiencies of the new one only highlight Hopper's compositional and thematic brilliance.