It’s Random Movie Monday again! This week, we’re featuring a movie that was based on a book that was based painting. A famous (and mysterious) 17th century Dutch painting called Girl With a Pearl Earring. Here’s our summary:
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
I use a random number generator to select our random movies, but I was definitely pleased when DVD 10460 came out. I’ve never actually seen Girl With a Pearl Earring (the movie), but Girl With a Pearl Earring (the painting) is my favorite work of art. I’ve seen it in person twice, once in New York, and once in the Netherlands.
This movie stars Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, and a crop of British, Irish, and Australian actors who pop up in everything. Check out the trailer, and then check it out from Media Services!