Girl with a Pearl Earring

3 out of 5 snowstones
Any filmmaker would feel intimidated making a film about the painter Johannes Vermeer, because of his photographic use of light, colors, subject matter and composition. But the way this movie captures the light and the colors makes you gasp. Each shot is simply a painting.
The script's decent but obviously plays second fiddle. Griet, the girl of the painting, is restricted by her class and by Vermeer's wife, from entering into a professional or romantic relationship with him. The idea is that all the unspoken desires are sublimated into the painting, which, if you look at it, seems pretty likely.
Posted by cronopio at 01:37 AM, May 21, 2004