Best movie ever!
The film makes a home in your brain and the only cure is to see it again.
At first rather annoying in its heavy emphasis on reenactments, this movie ultimately proves fascinating, simply because the complicated, highly dramatic tale it tells still almost defies belief.
The story, direction, characters, and writing/dialogue is akin to taking a tranquilizer shot to the neck, but everything else was so well done.
The premise and concept of making every frame a painting Is beyond words spectacular and needs to be appreciated but with such an amazing visual, the movie could have been a lot better by telling more of Vincent instead of focusing on a man going back and forth to see how people thought Vincent died or how they would portray him, Vincent was a genius and this is just briefly mentioned on the movie, they could have talked much more about how Vincent tried to be happy and tried to see the world so colorful and full of life even when he himself was awfully depressed and slowly going mad instead of making the movie only focusing on his lower points wich Is BEYOND unfair to such an intriguing personality like Vincent Van Gogh
I have waited a long time to see this movie, in fact I wanted to see this movie since the first trailer for its kickstarter campaign came out back in 2012 and I have to say that the wait was absolutely worth it. This movie is wonderful. Its not only one of the best looking film I have ever seen but also the story was beautifully told, from starting more as a documentary but unfolding more and more like a crime drama always keeping up the interest. The actors did a marvelous job here and the soundtrack as well was quite fitting. It is always refreshing to see new ideas crafted so excellently and excitingly. This movie is sure to become a classic and is definitly one of the best 2017.
The captivating look of the film was achieve through the use of hand-drawn rotoscope animation; an animation technique where the animators trace over real-life footage to achieve a blend between fluid and realistic animation. Important to note that the artists of the film managed to accomplished a stunning visual piece of art through and through using rotoscoping, whereas in other instances other works that have used the technique tend to look uncanny and downright unappealing to look at, something that a Google search on bad rotoscoping made readily apparent. The stylistic effort to reproduce Van Gogh's style only add more to the visual appeal of the film, although one of the noticeable differences between the film's and the real-life art is that Van Gogh's style is more wild and distorted as opposed to the film's which maintains a more "tamed" visual style in comparison to the real one, not doubt to make it more appealing for most audiences and easier to animate. The music in the film was composed by Clint Mansell, whose work can be found on films like "Requiem for a Dream" and "Black Swan", and much in vein with his work it is used sparingly but effective on key scenes. The plot of this film is to explore Van Gogh's final days through the eyes of various characters who knew him, and to delve deeper into who exactly was Vincent Van Gogh. The story is fairly straightforward and the bulk of its development is carried through conversations involving people that interacted and knew Van Gogh, with one of the key mysteries presented being why did he decided to take his own life. At the end of the day, the film's stunning visuals are the most remarkable aspect of the film, but for anyone familiar or interested in learning about Van Gogh as an artist and a person the film gives a touching insight into the hearth of the man who became both one of the most prolific artists of all and time, and the quintessential image of the tragic artist, and if that is what you're looking for then this is the perfect movie to learn about his art and life.
I'm not a Van Gogh fan really and as such, didn't really know too much about him, aside the usual stuff. The story here looks at the artists death, what really happened, what were the events that lead up to Van Gogh's final days. It's a very dramatic retelling, but I'm not convinced it would be half as entertaining were it not that the entire film is hand painted frame by frame. It really is quite remarkable, a lovely idea, wonderfully conceived. This isn't pure animated fantasy though, the scenes have been acted with a full cast, then committed to canvas. It's a great piece of work, charming and insightful, although a little cold.