Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lust for Life

An excellent biopic about Van Gogh. More than his life, it's a film that captures to an extent the transcendence of his painting. It is liberally interspersed with the canvases and the camera's palette imitates that of the painter. These paintings along with the environments in which they were created as well as the joyful musical score lead you into the universe of the artist. The main events and people in his life are presented in a straight forward way, and the narrative and excitement never flag.

2 comments:

kaist455 said...

I enjoyed its beautiful presentation of Van Gogh's works as well as its performances (Anthony Quinn won an Oscar for his supporting performance as Paul Gauguin), but I think the other films such as Robert Altman's "Vincent and Theo" (1990) are more interesting in my opinion.

S. M. Rana said...

Thanks..maybe I'll look that up.