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They should have called this movie Georgia and Alfred because this whole movie revolves around the tumultuous relationship between Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz. Her name in the title implies that the film will devote the entire plot to her whole life.
Want to find a movie that references art? Check out these two websites.
A one-page website, but still fairly comprehensive.
The people behind this website gave a more elaborate design by separating movies by art eras.
The “Black Pig” scene from the 1974 made for tv movie. This dirty, grimy scene reminds me of the meetings held by the Dada and Surrealist groups. Meetings that talked about trying to change the world.
Like the Slava Raskaj movie, I will try to find this review it.
Here’s one review about this movie. It also provides insight into Peter Watkin, the director.
I am trying to find this movie (Amazon does not have it). It does look interesting.
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A movie about Federico Garcia Lorca (Javier Beltran), Salvador Dali (Robert Pattinson), and Luis Bunuel (Matthew McNulty) during their time at college and the different paths they took afterwards. This film also focused on the friendship and doomed love between Lorca and Dali.
If I could describe this movie as an object, I would call this film wallpaper. Or, if I were to describe this movie as something more abstract, I would call it white noise. Since the cinematography imitates the yellow color scheme of Gustav Klimt’s paintings, I call this movie yellow noise.
Garden Path with Chicken
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Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon
Directed by John Maybury
Artists and their relationships with their muses, the movie Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon uses this as the main plot. This film recounts the brief relationship between artist Francis Bacon (Derek Jacobi) and George Dyer (Daniel Craig). Regarding Daniel Craig, he seems to fall under what I would like to call The Sean Bean Effect. The Sean Bean Effect happens when British actors play lovers of famous artists before starring in James Bond movies and Tilda Swinton has a role. Sean Bean played the title character’s lover in the movie Caravaggio before he hit it big with the Sharpe series and the James Bond movie Goldeneye. Daniel Craig worked in several American movies such as Elizabeth and A Kid in King Arthur’s Court, but he did not really hit it big until Casino Royale. Regarding Tilda Swinton, she was in Caravaggio too, but when using this trope, she’s more of an option.
Thanks to Netflix Instant, I watched several movies about the lives of various artists for a week.
Furthermore, movies about artists often give directors, screenwriters, and other crew members an excuse to use strange camerawork and be as visual as possible. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it does not. On that, the first film for this series goes by the name of…
This movie is about Rembrandt Van Rign (Played by Martin Freeman) and his painting Night Watch, also known as the Company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq and Lieutenant Willem van Ruytenhurch.
For the past week, I have watched and took notes on various art history movies. I will post up the reviews as soon as I read up on each subject so I can (to the best of my abilities) critically write them up. Basically, my process first starts with writing while watching the movie, then I read some books on the same book, then I rewrite ad nauseum. Afterwards, I turn in the last draft.
Reviews to expect: