Loving Vincent

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  1. Barry_NJ

    Barry_NJ Well-Known Member

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    I'd been thinking about picking this up for my collection on Blue-Ray, but my wife surprised me by borrowing the DVD from the library before I had the chance. After tonight's viewing, I'm definitely going to add it to my cart on Amazon. Really interesting technique of animating a movie, and I enjoyed the story as well.
     
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    Max Yokell Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    Never heard of it, what is it about?
     
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    Barry_NJ Well-Known Member

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    It's about the death of Vincent Van Gough. The animation was done by hand, ah la rotoscope, with oil-paint in the style of Van Gough. Quite beautiful.

    Loving Vincent - Wikipedia
     
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  4. John Celardo

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    I have the disk from Netflix and I'm anxious to watch it. All of those original oil paintings combined in animation is such a unique and challenging idea.

    We went to the Van Gough Museum in Amsterdam last October. His work doesn't appeal to everyone, but I'm a big fan of his wild brush strokes, thick paint application, and great color choices. He was definitely crazy, but he was also one of the great gifts to the art world.
     
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    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Saw this at our art house Museum Theater....
    it was quite good.
    the story was compelling.
    the film style was most compelling:).
     
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    Max Yokell Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    Oh this actually sounds pretty cool, going to have to check it out.
     
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    John Celardo Well-Known Member Donor

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    WOW! We watched it last night and both of us were blown away. The extras on the BR explained how the film was made. There were 729 paintings in the opening starry night sequence. :confused:
     
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