Saturday, November 05, 2005

Girl With a Pearl Earring

Girl With a Pearl Earring.  2003 PG-13

Here is Netflix’ description of the movie. “Sometimes, inspiration is found in the most surprising places ... or people. In this cinematic adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name, Scarlett Johansson stars as Griet, the young housemaid with a hidden appreciation for art who becomes the muse of Dutch master painter Johannes Vermeer (Colin Firth), famous for capturing the luminosity and grace of women in their domestic setting.”

A great movie. The acting was superb and the photography was even better. Every scene could have been framed and hung in a museum; they were that beautiful. Although the plot has the characters confined to a very small portion of the 17th century town of Delft, Holland, the photography is innovative and you are never bored. Scarlett Johansson does a great job, easily gaining the full attention of this audience. Colin Firth, as Vermeer, did a good job but I felt less than sympathetic for his character. This is a 5 star movie…


Kitty said...

Have you seen The Red Violin? It is also a beautiful movie. I saw The Story of the Weeping Camel last weekend. It is a National Geographic documentary about a Mongolian herder family in the Gobi desert. Pretty good story, although very much a documentary.

Steven said...

No, I haven't seen it. I will add it to my queue on Netflix. We have been getting some watercolor instruction DVD's for Laurae lately...There are lots of instructional DVD's available for just about any craft or pursuit.