Lust for Life (1956) Vincente Minnelli, George Cukor, Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, James Donald


Vincent Van Gogh is the archetypical tortured artistic genius. His obsession with painting, combined with mental illness, propels him through an unhappy life full of failures and unrewarding relationships. He fails at being a preacher to coal miners. He fails in his relationships with women. He earns some respect among his fellow painters, especially Paul Gauguin, but he does not get along with them. He only manages to sell one painting in his lifetime. The one constant good in his life is his brother Theo, who is unwavering in his moral and financial support.

Kurt Douglas as Vincent Van Gogh is absolutely amazing. He captures the frenetic passion with which Van Gogh painted. The movie has all the main influencing factors of his life and all of the master’s difficulties, trials and illnesses.

The film shows Van Gogh’s love of painting. He once wrote to his brother that it was impossible to see the world and not want to paint it. He saw the goodness of the simple people and showed his sympathy for them. Van Gogh’s style showed the energy of nature and the toil of the poor. Van Gogh comes through as a man desperately trying to paint enough of the beauty he saw, at one moment bristling with positive energy and at the next unsure of himself and afraid of being always alone.

I was touched by Lust for Life and could not help finding sympathy with Van Gogh despite hs arguing with other painters and and falling in love with an ill prostitute and his societal awkwardness and so on. He came through not as a misfit really, but as one who was not meant for society, and a man to whom society wore upon.

The movie is excellent and moving and the end is truly beautiful in its tragedy. It is impossible to mention all the aspects of the movie I liked but this movie can be seen based on Douglas’s performance alone.

Also Known As (AKA): Sede de Viver, La vie passionnée de Vincent van Gogh, Vincent van Gogh – Ein Leben in Leidenschaft, Brama di vivere, A Vida Apaixonada de Van Gogh, El loco del pelo rojo

IMDB

File Name : Lust.for.Life.1956.mkv
File Size : 2502.72 MB
Resolution : 1024×402
Duration : 02:02:18

Quality: BRRip
Language: English + commentary
Subs: English, French, Spanish (embedded)
Genre: Biography, Drama

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