#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – This film, adapted from a work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting “Girl With a Pearl Earring” by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. Little is known about the girl in the painting, it is speculated that she was a maid who lived in the house of the painter along with his family and other servants, though there is no historical evidence. This masterful film attempts to recreate the mysterious girl’s life. Griet, played by Scarlett Johansson, is a maid in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer, played by British actor Colin Firth. Vermeer’s wealthy patron and sole means of support, Van Ruijven, commissions him to paint Griet with the intent that he will have her for himself before it is finished. She must somehow secretly pose for the crucial painting without the knowledge of Vermeer’s wife, avoid Van Ruijven’s grasp, and protect herself from the cruel gossip of the world of a 17th century servant.
Plot: This film, adapted from a work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting “Girl With A Pearl Earring” by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.
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Not without flaws, but beautifully presented
Young woman in Holland circa 1665, innocent and wide-eyed but hard working, leaves home for job as scullery maid to a painter named Vermeer and his family; soon, she becomes the artist’s secret assistant and muse, eventually posing for Vermeer’s famous title-named portrait. Stunning art direction, lively pacing and an absorbing narrative all make up for a few key performances which seem too modern, and minor instances where the editing isn’t as sharp as one might hope. The maid’s many entrances and exits are repetitive, but Scarlett Johansson proves to be an intuitive actress who excels in a role with very little dialogue. Quite good overall, and with a finale that smartly leaves the breathless viewer wondering…asking…wanting more. *** from ****
A film where art and cinema blend.
Vermeer is one of the most famous names in Flemish painting, and “Girl with Pearl Earring” is one of his most famous works. The whole film revolves around this painting and its model, developing a fictional story (based on a novel) in which the painter creates a sentimental connection with the model, without the film itself being clear about the nature of this relationship. We never realize if they are lovers or if they just create a friendship based on common interests. And this deliberate doubt is one of the elements that holds the public until the end of the film, despite being very stopped and having a rhythm that can leave some people bored.
The construction of the characters deserves a positive mention. The film allows us to understand the character and personality of almost everyone. Griet, the maid/model, is a poor young woman who needs that job to survive, and for whom beauty can really be a drag. However, this is not the reason why she is shy and withdrawn to the point of keeping her blond hair always hidden. This is a result of time and place: Dutch morality was rather austere and puritanical, thanks to the Protestant mentality. This can also be seen in the contained attitude of Vermeer. He is a discreet and hard-working man, who literally lives on the art and needs it to pay his bills, which sometimes leaves his family’s financial situation in some trouble. For him, the support of rich patrons was essential, and the film clearly shows it.
The film is also interesting in technical issues, particularly in the scenarios and the way they recreated the time and place. We can, in several moments, see how important art was to build this environment. A lot of details in the scenery are clearly inspired or copied from Flemish paintings. But the art direction goes one step further, by embedding in the film the recreation of a series of famous paintings of this time. For example, there is a moment where the kitchens of the painter’s house are shown and, for a brief moment, the image of the painting “The Milkmaid” is recreated.
This is a worth watching movie.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, Romance
Director Peter Webber
Writer Tracy Chevalier (novel), Olivia Hetreed (screenplay)
Actors Colin Firth, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Wilkinson, Judy Parfitt
Country UK, Luxembourg, France, Belgium, USA
Awards Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 43 nominations.
Production Company Archer Street Productions
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arriflex 535B, Cooke S4 Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, London, UK
Film Length 2,602 m (Switzerland), 2,758 m (Germany)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 500T 5218, Vision 500T 5263, Fuji Reala 500D 8592)
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji)