Rembrandt

Rembrandt

DVD - 2009 | DVD ed.
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"Beginning with Rembrandt in his prime, the film tracks his quiet descent into loneliness and isolated self-expression following the death of his wife."--Container.
Publisher: [United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2009], ©1936.
Edition: DVD ed.
ISBN: 9781604651713
1604651717
9781604651690
1604651695
Branch Call Number: DVD REMBRAN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.

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byoneoka
Jan 24, 2019

This movie is a gem. It illuminates the late Rembrandt's lonely life after the pinnacle of his career and the unfortunate death of his first wife.

Not well known, the director Korda displays a brilliant Charles Laughton as Rembrandt. To me, his talent far exceeds the more successful and well-known contemporaries Orson Welles and Lawrence Olivier. It is a sad fact that Laughton did not have more challenging vehicles to show off his compelling genius.

Complementary to this movie is the marvelous video Exhibition on Screen "Rembrandt from the National Gallery London & Ruksmuseum, Amsterdam-- which is available at the SPL.

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EvanSchoenfeld
Jan 19, 2019

How many wonderful movies did they make about painters? The visuals here take no notice of how great Rembrandt’s paintings supposedly were and only incidentally show a couple in the background. Laughton plays an exquisitely patient, hardworking character whose lack of materialism puts him at odds with the Dutch society of his day. The only problem with this film is that most people won’t get the idea and root for the bad guys.

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akirakato
May 26, 2015

This is a 1936 British biographical film by Alexander Korda, based on a story by Carl Zuckmayer.
It is about 17th-century Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn.
Charles Laughton plays as Rembrandt and his wife, Elsa Lanchester, has a role in the film as Hendrickje---Rembrandt's maid who also became his lover.
It would be more interesting if the director stepped into the love stories.

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milouie
Apr 29, 2010

Private Lives of... series
by Korda. also at Burlingame

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