I'm really looking forward to 2015, though I'm not exactly sure how much I will be blogging. In two weeks, I'm off to bella Roma to start my own Roman holiday! But 2015 is looking like a great year for the art of film. That is, I'm finding a lot of films that are centered around artists and works of art. Some, I'll be writing about, but I just wanted to do a brief overview of the films to get you interested.
Mr Turner (released December 19, 2014)
Starring Timothy Spall and Marion Bailey
This biopic looks mildly promising. My feelings on Mr. J.M.W. Turner have certainly risen since the time I began writing this blog. If you'll remember, when I first wrote about Turner's famous The Fighting Temeraire in the Bond flick Skyfall, I was rather lukewarm about Turner's work. But, since that time, I've actually written two more piece's about Turner. Turner's Reichenbach Falls was central in the BBC's Sherlock and the good old Temeraire appeared in the background of a Seinfeld episode.
Big Eyes (released December 25, 2014)
Starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz
Effie Gray (released 2014)
Starring Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, and David Suchet
Mortdecai (January 23, 2015)
Starring Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Olivia Munn
Woman in Gold (release date: April 3, 2015)
Starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds