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Apr 07 2015

Masterpieces: 5 Works of Art That Deserve Their Own Movie

Abstewin the gallery to talk artworld films.

This past week saw the release of not one but two true life films set in the art world.Rather than traditional artist biopics,both films focus instead on the life of a particular painting's subject matter or the history of the painting itself.Woman in Gold(which opened in the top ten despite its limited theater count) stars Helen Mirren as Maria Altmann,a Holocaust survivor.She fought for over a decade in court with the Austrian government to become the rightful owner of Gustav Klimt'sPortrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I.The painting was of her aunt and it was stolen from her family by the Nazis during WWII.The long-delayedEffie Grayrevolves around the unhappy wife (Dakota Fanning) of art critic John Ruskin (Greg Wise) in Victorian England.Apparently their marriage was never consummated and Effie became involved with the Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge) and was the subject of some of his paintings.

Biopics about artists (Frida,Pollock,Mr.Turner,Lust for Life,the originalMoulin Rouge,and many more over the decades) have found favor with the Academy.It will be interesting to see if these new films begin a trend for movies about the backstories of famous paintings,rather than the artist who painted them.

Since Hollywood is always in need of more interesting and diverse source material,here are 5 works of art that would make movies as pretty as a picture...

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Oct 10 2014


EmpireThe London Film Festival has commenced with Benedict Cumberbatch opening the festivities
Kenneth in the (212)Harrison Ford in 1978
LogologThis one is for the linguistics and trivia nerds: Last week's box office top ten featured the first ever "pangram"-- I didn't know what that was but the article explains it
Film School Rejectswill "Vs"movies be the next franchise trend?God help us all

Guardianclaims thatThe Imitation Gamemight be the queerest film for the mainstream in ages.I don't want to do that math because,if so,how depressing because it's not all that queer
/FilmaLabyrinthsequel in development?
PajibaJennifer Garner talks about Ben Affleck's penis on the Ellen show.Hold me.Why,Jennifer,why?
EsquireGone Girl as the story of Ben Affleck's career.Undeniable connections!
Vulturetheorizes on how all the seasons ofAmerican Horror Storycould be connected.I guess they mean,besides the famous actors?
/FilmFirst images of Margot Robbie and Will Smith inFocus.Hey,do you remember when there was a movie with that title with William H Macy and Laura Dern?Anyone?
GuardianSo,you guys,it turns out that thatEffie Graymovie starring Emma Thompson and Dakota Fanning does actually exist and its now playing in the UK
HitFixSean Durkin ofMartha Marcy May Marlenefame will direct a film version ofLittle House on the Prairie.Bizarre.

Casting News
The PlaylistLéa Seydoux is your next femme fatale Bond girl.YAS!Great choice,007 team
VarietyGabriel Luna joins Ellen Page inFreeheld
The PlaylistJennifer Jason Leigh takes the largest (only?) female role in Quentin Tarantino'sHateful Eight.

I take it you've heard aboutAmerican Crime Story,a new Ryan Murphy series that will take on true uh...American crime stories.

Truecrime instead of the freaky supernatural fiction crime thatAmerican Horror Storytraffics in,right?I had to have my say on Twitter,you know?Hee

Weekend Watch

James Franco's "Making a Scene"a comic mash-up series,fuses Beetlejuice and Batman together.What would Michael Keaton say?Probably "who cares"given his recent comments about the Batman franchise post him.

While we're on the topic of Batman,The LEGO Movie is going to have a solo Batman sequel in 2017.Exactly when do we approach maximum saturation of all things Batman?You'd think it would have been awhile ago.I worry for the the 2020s

For Towleroad,I wrote up a piece onfilms of LGBT interest in the big Foreign Film lineupwith their trailers and such.Check it out.I'm dying to see Switzerland'sThe Circle.And I didn't realize until researching this piece thatConcrete Nightis made by a writer/director pair who are famous lesbians in Finland.How about that?

Stay tuned for more coverage on this category and of course all the others too,right here.Interviews and events are already starting off blog and soon we'll start sharing them.Let's consider Monday/Tuesday the official grand opening of this new awards season here at TFE.