Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

DVD - 2017
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The life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Cinedigm Entertainment Corp.,, 2017
ISBN: 9786317117839
Branch Call Number: LOV
Characteristics: 1 dvd (95 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm
Additional Contributors: Kobiela, Dorota
Welchman, Hugh

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cknightkc
Apr 19, 2018

Nominated for a 2018 Academy Award (Animated Feature), LOVING VINCENT is an homage to the gifted and tragic artist, Vincent Van Gogh while it explores the mystery of his death. The stunning visual effects compensate for a rather mediocre script. Having missed this film when it was in the theaters, I’m glad I finally saw it!

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chriscoleman
Apr 11, 2018

A very poor cartoonish recreation of Van Gogh's life as seen through a counterpart. When I read this was "entirely hand-painted" I imagined there would be parts where Van Gogh's art was represented by hand-painting done by others. That's not what they meant. The entire film is blurry, pixilated, brush strokes simulating a painting with some really poor sound. Awful. Don't waste your time. It will only make you frustrated.

AL_JILLA Apr 09, 2018

"Loving Vincent" is simply stunning. The hand painted frames make you feel as if you are actually in a Vincent van Gogh painting. Even the "memories" in black and white are mesmerizing. If you like art, in any way, this movie is a definite "Must See"!

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easter84ba
Apr 05, 2018

A tour de force!

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BlueHippo
Apr 03, 2018

A very interesting and creative movie. The actors did the film and then it was “painted over” so it looked liked you were watching an animated Van Gough painting. The main charcter’s search for someone to whom he could deliver VIncent’s letter was the vehicle to tell the story and it was well done.

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greenacres
Mar 30, 2018

Genius! The artist and this production company.

LPL_TraciB Mar 24, 2018

I'm an artist & love watching movies about art & artists. As soon as the movie started, I was hypnotized. The whole movie visually looked like a moving Van Gogh painting. It was created by shooting the entire movie with actors, and then artists recreated each still by painting it in the style of Van Gogh through brush strokes & color. An incredible amount of work went into the making of the movie. The story was written as a mystery and was some what weak, but the visual aspect of the movie blew me away. I highly recommend it.

lafleurbleue Mar 13, 2018

When I realized that “Loving Vincent” was animated, I almost didn’t watch it. Unfortunately, I’m not a fan of animated movies. They are a bit too fantastical for me, too unreal. I’m so glad I decided to give this movie a try! I loved “Loving Vincent.” It is like “watching” a painting … it is beautiful! I cannot imagine the laborious task of painting every frame of this movie in the artistic style of Van Gogh … it is perfection. After you “watch this beautiful painting,” make sure to watch the Special Feature interview with Douglas Booth, the main actor, for an inside perspective of this work of art. J’adore “Loving Vincent!”

DPLSaraQT Mar 07, 2018

This is like seeing two movies at once: first, you have the one that was traditionally filmed, with actors and cameramen; second, you have that same film with each still oil-painted in the style of Van Gogh. Over 100 artists were involved to get the entire work painted. The result is beautiful, moving, and lush with color and texture. Highly recommended for fans of visually-inspiring films like What Dreams May Come, The Fall, and Wong Kar Wai's works.

What I took away from LOVING VINCENT, besides the beautiful, trippy Postimpressionistic visuals (you'll come away feeling stoned), is the great pathos of van Gogh. Talk about "commitment to excellence." It will make you want to cry.

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jimg2000
Mar 05, 2018

Took me a while to figure out the word "Reckon" used several times in the film:
I will tell you this. Vincent, he looked like he was all right. Then he comes here with a girl who I reckon was out of his league,
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I reckon they argued over money because it was the brother that bought all Vincent's painting things.
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Father used to own one once, but he didn't reckon he'd need it here in Auvers, so he sold it.
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Sufferers can change from feeling life is a wondrous joy to being stuck in a pit of despair within six hours. So think what changes are possible within six weeks.
-But, I don't reckon that's it. Ravoux girl said he was happy here. She's obviously qualified to make such a diagnosis. ...
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I reckon he was shot.
-Have you been talking to Mazery? You heard his tale of how the angle of the bullet was all wrong, that nobody shoots themselves in the stomach?

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jimg2000
Mar 05, 2018

It's not my letter. It's Vincent's. It's to Theo Van Gogh.
-That's Vincent's brother, isn't it?
Yeah, Vincent left it behind. His old landlord Geno was having a clear out and found it. So he gave it to my father and father told me I have to deliver it. Like it's my business. My job is to bash metal into shape not Deliver letters.
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That nutcase has cut off his ear.
-Your dad sewing it back on is he?
No, he's helping.
-Well that figures one drunk and crazy helping another.
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Armand Roulin. Son of the great Joseph Roulin, giant of the South with Dostoevsky's soul.
-What?
That's what Vincent called your father. He told me all about him.
-He did?
Yes, and your mother, whose lullaby could sooth even the souls of Icelandic fisherman. Come now, Armand of the Roulin clan, take a seat, be welcome.

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Davidf05
Nov 26, 2017

Davidf05 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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