At Eternity's Gate

At Eternity's Gate

DVD - 2019
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The last years of the great Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh are dramatized. The focus is on the time the artist spent in Ales and Auvers-sur-Oise, France. The art of painting itself and the painter's relationship with the concept of infinity are central themes. Not an exhaustive overview of all events in the final years of Van Gogh's life, but focuses on key elements the artist experienced as he struggled with mental turmoil and produced some of his greatest masterpieces.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Lions Gate Entertainment, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9786317599307
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Branch Call Number: DVD AT ETE GA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 111 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Ky68RasK
Jun 25, 2020

Enthralling biopic about the great painter. The cinematography and the music are splendid and Dafoe's acting very intense, befitting Van Gogh's personality.

This is directed by Julian Schnabel, himself a painter, so I suppose you could consider this homage from one painter to another. Schnabel does himself proud with this film.

Absolutely recommended.

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mercuryrouge
Apr 02, 2020

This was an excellent depiction of the final few years of Vincent van Gogh's troubling life. The movie was able to make me feel empathy and sorrow for Vincent just through the music score alone. I would recommend this movie to any person who enjoys a dramatic film, or who, like myself, enjoys the visual art form of painting.

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slaroche
Dec 18, 2019

3* A sad story. Found it long and boring at times.

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GiovanniS
Oct 14, 2019

Felt connected with the spirit of Vincent through his art because I too see beauty out in nature which is why I enjoy biking and certain things catch my eye. Tears came to my eyes at the end scene when he was laying there in the casket and people were seeing his art. You just feel sorry for this guy the way he was portrayed by this film. I never knew of this artist this intimately and am glad that I watched this. Respect for his work.

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misatim
Sep 29, 2019

a view of mental illness

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Fogel_Family
Sep 10, 2019

Well written biography. It wasn't extremely exciting or anything, but it kept me pulled in throughout the entire movie and felt like we were watching an interesting movie instead of a dry biography.

A most unusual biopic. Dafoe does a great job as the tortured artist. Yes, he's far older than VVG ever got but ignore that and concentrate on the emotions, on his performance in bringing this fantastically talented man to life in his final, hellish months.

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Ron@Ottawa
Aug 20, 2019

I have to admit I am not a big fan of van Gogh's work, as I prefer realism. But I do find some of his paintings to be unique. This film is another take on this strange artist, toward his final days. Shot most of the time with a hand-held camera, you have to put up with some jittery images. Some outdoor shots are visually engaging. Overall this is a watchable film with a good performance by Defoe. But nothing to jump up and down about.

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INVS
Aug 01, 2019

I'm sure whoever had this DVD before me ate a meal of KFC or a PBJ on top of it. Grrrrr. I always clean the disc previous to using it.

I find it difficult to rate this well drawn story of VVG, I too, felt like I was on his shoulder traveling with him. It was so worth the time to watch/listen to the special features. Wilma D has been a favorite of mine for years, an excellent actor. 'Born to paint', 'I need to go out & walk to forget myself.' He was decades before his time and to realize that his sketches were hidden for 126 years boggles the mind. I feel it a bit slow, for a reason; the last scene with Mads M. as the priest really brings this story into focus & together for me. The brilliant scenery was 'warming' just as Vincent needed.

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Vegasgirl85
Jul 28, 2019

I absolutely loved this film. I felt like I was on his shoulder with him. I studied fine art
in college, but having so much to see and think about made me want to visit some of
the galleries again. Beautiful film and excellent acting. What a joy.

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