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Title:
Lust for life
Author:
Houseman, John, 1902-1988, producer.
Uniform Title:
Lust for life (Motion picture)
Edition:
Widescreen letterbox.
Publication Information:
[Burbank, Calif.] : Warner Home Video, [2006]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Kirk Douglas gives a fierce portrayal as the artist torn between the joyous inspiration of his genius and the dark desperation of his tormented mind.
General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1956.

Based on the novel by Irving Stone.

Special features: Commentary by film historian Dr. Drew Casper; theatrical trailer.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780790795720
UPC:
012569698826
Format :
DVD

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This filmed biography of Vincent Van Gogh was adapted by Norman Corwin from the best-selling novel by Irving Stone, which was in turn inspired by the written correspondence between Van Gogh and his brother Theo. Kirk Douglas plays the tormented genius, whose obsessive devotion to his art engulfs, consumes, and finally destroys him. James Donald costars as Theo Van Gogh, who provides financial and moral support to his brother from the time Vincent leaves his Holland home in 1878 to his death in Auvers in 1890. Anthony Quinn won an Oscar for his eight-minute turn as Van Gogh's fast friend and erstwhile rival Paul Gaugin. Nearly 200 of Van Gogh's original paintings were borrowed from private collections for brief display in the film: some are "recreated" before our eyes, as the artist stands before his easel, spattered with paint and with a look of white-hot intensity burned into his countenance. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


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