Thursday, May 21

Mr. Turner (2014)

Wikipedia - "Mr. Turner is a 2014 British, French and German biographical drama film, written and directed by Mike Leigh, and starring Timothy Spall, Dorothy Atkinson, Paul Jesson, Marion Bailey, Lesley Manville and Martin Savage. The film concerns the life and career of British artist J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851), who is played by Spall. ... The film was critically acclaimed, and received four nominations each at the 87th Academy Awards and 68th British Academy Film Awards. Describing Turner as 'a great artist: a radical, revolutionary painter', writer/director Leigh explained, 'I felt there was scope for a film examining the tension between this very mortal, flawed individual, and the epic work, the spiritual way he had of distilling the world'."
NY Times: The Painter Was a Piece of Work, Too (Video)
Guardian: Mike Leigh shines a brilliant new light on the great master (Video)
YouTube: Mr. Turner - Official Trailer, Cannes Film Festival (2014) - Mr. Turner

November 2007: J. M. W. Turner, 2009 April: Turner & Italy, 2011 June: J. M. W. Turner - 1, 2014 June: In Which We Find His Theory Of Color Implausible, 2014 September: The EY Exhibition: Late Turner – Painting Set Free.