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Lust for Life (1956) Poster

(1956)

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Many of the locations used for filming were the actual locations Vincent van Gogh visited in his life.
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The color process used for the film (Ansco color, but labeled in the credits as Metrocolor) is supposedly unsuitable for long term color preservation. As a result, many prints have lost the extraordinary brightness of the movie's images.
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Even though many sources claim that Anthony Quinn won his Best Supporting Actor Oscar for appearing a short 8 minutes in the movie, his performance actually lasts 22 minutes and 40 seconds.
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Parts of the film were shot in Auvers-sur-Oise, where Vincent van Gogh lived and died. Kirk Douglas had his hair cut specially in the style of the artist and had it dyed to a similar reddish tint. This was enough to make some of the older inhabitants of the town believe that Van Gogh had returned.
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Director Vincente Minnelli had a portion of a field spray-painted yellow to closer resemble Vincent van Gogh's painting.
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Average Shot Length (ASL) = 15 seconds
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Opening credits prologue: Without their (museums) help and that of private collectors the world over, this motion picture about a great painter could not have been made.
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