Girl With A Pearl Earring

Girl With A Pearl Earring

DVD - 2004
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A poor seventeenth-century servant girl knows her place in the household of the painter Johannes Vermeer, but when he begins to paint her, nasty whispers and rumors circulate throughout the town.
Publisher: Marina Del Rey, Calif. : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, 2004.
Edition: Widescreen.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Dec 25, 2018

Read the book first, even though I knew of the film. Film was "okay" but as usual, the book was so much better. Even allowing that the film is a "different" piece of art, I was disappointed.

Sep 25, 2018

Lovely film -- with bite. Tremendously gorgeous and enjoyable. In a nearly silent role, Miss Scarlet (Jo) has never been more effectively used on film. Colin Firth, an actor I utterly revile, comes through with a near-career-best performance. Wearing long-haired wigs tends to liberate him, for some reason. The only other movie that brought out this level of freedom in him was Milos Forman's largely unsung -- yet infinitely pleasurable -- late 80's masterwork "Valmont." (By rather STARK contrast, Firth was TERRIBLE in the King's Speech and A Single Man (BOMBS both).)

Mar 21, 2018

I really enjoyed the book, and borrowed the DVD right after finishing the book. The movie is so disappointing! It's slow, yet it jumps too much that if I had not read the book, I would not have understood what is going on in the story.. I think the movie tried too hard only on the visual part, that plot itself was not very well executed.. And it also fails to depict the delicate feelings between the female characters that is so well written in the book..

Feb 13, 2018

Disappointing given the novel
Disjointed with contrived acting

Nov 24, 2017

Boring, not worth the time.

Jul 21, 2016

Boring, boring, boring. I agree with papillon63 about the look on Scarlett Johannson's face. Maybe she keeps her mouth open all the time to show that she's a sexy actress and ready for ACTION if you get mt drift. I just think it makes her look stupid.

Aug 19, 2015

Beautifully shot, setting, costume, colors, etc. Didn't care for the story though.

Dec 11, 2014

Truly worth for watching Colin Firth in one of his best roles. Supporting cast is very good as well. Johanssen does a good job.

kevfarley Jul 07, 2014

Slooow !

Jul 30, 2013

I found this subdued, beautifully lit historical drama very entertaining. Admittedly, Johansson's almost nonverbal portrayal of the meek Griet was rather flat and one-dimensional, with her constant pained and petrified expression. Nevertheless, I was reminded of Cinderella, with the evil stepsister, per se, and the pinched-faced wicked old crone, (who was wise enough to realize that Griet's likeness and inspiration to her son-in-law put food on the table). Colin Firth as the brooding Vermeer and Tom Wilkinson as the lascivious Master van Ruijven were both spot-on.

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Mar 18, 2012

17-year-old Griet must work to support her family, so she becomes a maid in the house of Johannes Vermeer, where she attracts the master painter's attention. He is commissioned to paint Griet, and the result is one of the greatest paintings ever created.
Colin Firth, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Wilkinson, Judy Parfitt, Cillian Murphy, Essie Davis, Joanna Scanlan, Alakina Mann.

Mar 08, 2011

This is a ficticious account of how and why Johannes Vermeer painted his famous " The Girl With A pearl Earring". The 17th century artist's famous painting has often been referred to as " the Mona Lisa " of the north.
In Delft Holland , 17 yr old Griet becomes a maid in the house of Johannes Vermeer , to support her family.Johannes soon becomes to realize that Griet sees the world in the same way that he does but the attempt to hide their inspiration of each other from his volatile wife , Catharina fails .Class and wealth fall heavy on the innocent girl.One of the greatest paintings ever created is completed but at what cost?


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Jul 30, 2013

Master van Ruijven (observing Vermeer's portrait of Mistress van Ruijven): "Is this Indian yellow?" (Vermeer nods) Master van Ruijven: "Distilled from urine of sacred cows, fed only on mango leaves... You've glazed my wife in dried piss."

Mar 08, 2011

"You are a fly in his web. We all are."

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Mar 08, 2011

NanaPat thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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