What's new
US Message Board - Political Discussion Forum

This is a sample guest message. Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

At Eternity's Gate

Disir

Platinum Member
Joined
Sep 30, 2011
Messages
25,647
Reaction score
8,030
Points
910
I watched this last night on Netflix and can't imagine anyone else but Willem Dafoe as Vincent van Gogh. It doesn't cover his entire life. It just covers his time in Arles, France, before he dies. There are a lot of good scenes in there where you can see the combination of genius and madness. There are a couple of shots showing where some of his works were later found. There were a couple of relationships that I wish had been more developed.

So, in this trailer that opening scene with a priest takes place at a mental asylum. It is one of the best scenes in the movie. The priest asks him questions and then later tells him that he is the one that decides he can leave. That short Q & A exchange was really brilliant.

 

White 6

Platinum Member
Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Nov 10, 2019
Messages
13,996
Reaction score
7,588
Points
940
Always been a good actor, good at playing people out there on the edge.
 
OP
Disir

Disir

Platinum Member
Joined
Sep 30, 2011
Messages
25,647
Reaction score
8,030
Points
910
He is very good at it. Dafoe is incredible.
 

Gdjjr

Platinum Member
Joined
Oct 25, 2019
Messages
10,562
Reaction score
5,735
Points
965
Location
Texas
Wow! I may have to watch that! Thanks!
 

Hang on sloopy

Diamond Member
Joined
Jul 12, 2015
Messages
4,459
Reaction score
5,136
Points
1,928
I watched this last night on Netflix and can't imagine anyone else but Willem Dafoe as Vincent van Gogh. It doesn't cover his entire life. It just covers his time in Arles, France, before he dies. There are a lot of good scenes in there where you can see the combination of genius and madness. There are a couple of shots showing where some of his works were later found. There were a couple of relationships that I wish had been more developed.

So, in this trailer that opening scene with a priest takes place at a mental asylum. It is one of the best scenes in the movie. The priest asks him questions and then later tells him that he is the one that decides he can leave. That short Q & A exchange was really brilliant.

Comments.

Did they show him loping the ole ear off and mailing it to his mom?

Wonder what he'd paint if he was on acid?
 
OP
Disir

Disir

Platinum Member
Joined
Sep 30, 2011
Messages
25,647
Reaction score
8,030
Points
910
I watched this last night on Netflix and can't imagine anyone else but Willem Dafoe as Vincent van Gogh. It doesn't cover his entire life. It just covers his time in Arles, France, before he dies. There are a lot of good scenes in there where you can see the combination of genius and madness. There are a couple of shots showing where some of his works were later found. There were a couple of relationships that I wish had been more developed.

So, in this trailer that opening scene with a priest takes place at a mental asylum. It is one of the best scenes in the movie. The priest asks him questions and then later tells him that he is the one that decides he can leave. That short Q & A exchange was really brilliant.

Comments.

Did they show him loping the ole ear off and mailing it to his mom?

Wonder what he'd paint if he was on acid?
No. You see the bandage and a series of questions and you figure out whom he did it for, why he did it and the woman that he tried to give it to when the original person had already left.
 

Gdjjr

Platinum Member
Joined
Oct 25, 2019
Messages
10,562
Reaction score
5,735
Points
965
Location
Texas
I just watched it- not quite sure what to make of it yet- yes, Dafoe did a good job- but just as I started watching it I recalled Kirk Douglas had portrayed Van Gogh years ago- in Lust For Life- I never watched it but I have seen snippets of it and this portrayal is way more docile then the Douglas version-
 
OP
Disir

Disir

Platinum Member
Joined
Sep 30, 2011
Messages
25,647
Reaction score
8,030
Points
910
I'm going to need to check out that other one then. Thanks.
 

USMB Server Goals

Total amount
$350.00
Goal
$350.00

Most reactions - Past 7 days

Forum List

Top