Hollywood's depictions of artists certainly bear out the "caricatures, falling-outs and fights" theory. Add a dollop of romantic genius, some angst, provide a vicarious glimpse into a weird, bohemian world - and it's a wrap.
In answer to my own lazy dumb comment on artist biopics I googled around hoping to find a quickTop 100 tortured artist flicks list to no avail.
Within the amazone there are a couple of good personal lists :
Worthwhile artist & writer biopics & documentaries and Artists on Film
And this from the vincent subcategory
The films listed below are only the tip of the iceberg in terms of the dozens of different films focusing on Vincent van Gogh.
(wonder whether the rest of the gogh berg is listed out there floating somewhere in the invisible web)
Floating and visible, m'dear boynts old chappess. (Or would that be chappelle - for the crying in of?)
Posted by Sedgwick at April 29, 2004 04:10 PM
Ah - Of course!
Vinnie and Pablo probably starred together in that one?
Can just imagine a Valhalla full of Vincents.
(and Happy with either pess or pelle,
possibly the latter is better
as I do like to have a good cry
but never pell-i.)
Posted by boynton at April 29, 2004 04:34 PM
Silly me. I had forgotten all about "Frida." Although I guess reviews were mixed. However, "Before Night Falls" was excellent. Thanks for the lists!
Posted by Anne at April 30, 2004 10:12 AM