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Rembrandt (1936)

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This character study joins the painter at the height of his fame in 1642, when his adored wife suddenly dies and his work takes a dark, sardonic turn that offends his patrons. By 1656, he ... See full summary »

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Capt. Banning Cocq
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Dr. Menasseh
Laurence Hanray ...
Heertsbeeke (as Lawrence Hanray)
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Marquis de Grand-Coeur
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This character study joins the painter at the height of his fame in 1642, when his adored wife suddenly dies and his work takes a dark, sardonic turn that offends his patrons. By 1656, he is bankrupt but consoles himself with the company of pretty maid Hendrickje, whom he's unable to marry. Their relationship brings ostracism but also some measure of happiness. The final scenes find him in his last year, 1669, physically enfeebled but his spirit undimmed. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Give Me a Beautiful Woman ! and I will make men worship and gaze upon her forever ... One mad moment of love brought him a lifetime of fear !!!! See more »

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25 December 1936 (USA)  »

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I zoi tou Rembrandt  »

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When Rembrandt reveals the newly completed painting, 'The Night Watch', we see not the full, original version that he in fact painted, but the drastically butchered version that was made over 40 years after his death, when the painting was moved from its original exhibition space in the Kloveniersdoelen to a less capacious display space in the Amsterdam Town Hall in 1715. See more »

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Rembrandt van Rijn: What is success? A soldier can reckon his success in victories, a merchant in money. But my world is insubstantial. I live in a beautiful, blinding, swirling mist.
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Best movie containing scenes how to beg
11 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best-ever biographic flicks about the life of an artist.

The scenography is brilliant. The script is minimalist, but just sufficient.

Learn how to beg. This film tells it all. Get that leg kick just right! Not exactly pennies from heaven, but the House of Orange willingly provides. Never trust merchants or burghers to pay up.

Learn how to love. This story is a true love story.

That's the law in Holland! Vanity of vanities, all is vanity!

Wish this film were out on DVD in the UK,


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