Monday, September 28, 2015

Big Eyes - T. Burton 2014

This tale about the husband taking credit for his wife's work is a multi-layered history :
- It's Shakespeare's Sister : A comment on women's role in art and history, and the discrepancy between the options offered to men and women, still highly relevant in 1950s America.
- It's also a love story and a divorce drama, revolving around ever-excellent Amy Adams.
- To finish, it is a rather heart-rending story about artistic identity; the loss of it, and the will to possess it.

More 'Big Fish' than 'Batman' this nevertheless retains Burton's inspired sense of colour. 
Not one of his masterpieces, perhaps, but watchable enough.

 

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