한국 사람이 아니다 (talonvaki) wrote,
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Girl With A Pearl Earring

Saturday, I saw Girl With a Pearl Earring with kteeski.

This movie is a work of art.

It's the story of Greit, a maid, and Johannes Vermeer, an artist, and the painting of perhaps his most reknowned work. Of course, it's a supposition, it's fiction...no one really knows what happened anymore, since it was 438 years ago...

But each scene is shot like a painting. They're beautiful. Scarlett Johansson looks so much like the Girl, it's frightening. The story...well, it could have happened that way.

I saw similarities between this and Lost in Translation; the relationship between Greit and Vermeer and that of Charlotte and Bob seemed congruent. Maybe it's just the actress, but...I still see it.

It is, however, rather sobering to think of how life has changed in 400 years. The cigarette ads notwithstanding, we really have come a long way, baby. There should be a special award for the hand makeup on Scarlett Johansson...her battered fingers and red knuckles are an image that won't vanish anytime soon. But it adds to the harsh reality of life in the 17th Century...
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