Friday, October 16, 2015
Big Eyes - Friday Night Movie Night
So this is the perfect chance to catch up on some movies that I had thought about going to see, but didn't find the time and at $18 to see a movie in town, it is half the price and with the comforts of home. And I like the comforts of home - the couch and the fridge are cheaper than going out.
So Big Eyes is a biographical movie about the artist Margaret Keane who is famous for paintings she made of mainly girls with huge eyes, which graced many of our bedrooms in the 1970s. Her artist husband starts by selling her paintings, and convinced that people won't buy lady art, makes her stay home and paint the pictures while he takes credit, telling people and journalists that is his art.
Directed by Tim Burton, the movie is able to hold its own stylistically with beautiful sets with lovely saturated colour and convincing street scenes. Amy Adams is always a delight to watch, her shy and awkward portrayal of the artist makes it an interesting watch. I like period pieces, wondering if a modern woman would stand for being treated the same way we see Margaret being treated. How now being a single mother, she would be able to live life the way she wanted and have the success for herself rather than having to hide behind her husband.