May I Give You A Recommendation?

by - June 17, 2013

Vincent van Gogh: Painted with words... A documentary whereby every word spoken by the actors are sourced from the letters that Van Gogh sent to his younger brother Theo, and of those around him (“This is Van Gogh's story in his own words”).

The documentary dates back to 2010, but that can't withhold you watching it (again and again and again). Of course produced by the BBC (who else???) and gives you a very identic look into the life of one of the most ingenious painters this world has ever known. And if that doesn't make you feel frizzy, Vincent is portaited by the one and only Benedict Cumberbatch [sigh].

What I especially find stunning is the way the words of Vincent literally turns into the art where we know him from. The way they have enlightened his inner thoughts into scenes... phenominal. While watching I could feel the genius coming out of my computerscreen. Also it gives you a good capacity of emotional experience. You witness how a bright spark as Vincent can be the enemy of his own brilliance. So, very impressive stuff.


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