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Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) Poster

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Van Ruijven: How hard is it to paint a pretty girl?

[to Vermeer, after seeing her own portrait for the first time]

Griet: You looked inside me...

Catharina: [in tears] Why don't you paint me?

Vermeer: Because you don't understand.

Catharina: [gesturing toward Griet indignantly] And *she* does?

[after bringing meat for the birth feast]

Pieter: Not even a smile for my pains?

Griet: Not today.

Pieter: Come on.

[she refuses]

Pieter: I shall put it in the book, then: "Owed by Griet: one smile."

[Griet gives in and smiles]

Maria Thins: [referring to Van Ruijven while speaking to Griet] You're a fly in his web... we all are.

[after cornering Griet]

Van Ruijven: [maliciously] Ripe as a plum, still unplucked.

[last lines]

Tanneke: Well, I've come to the right place, then. This is for you.

[referring to a yellow paint which comes from cow's urine, used in Vermeer's portrait of Mistress van Ruijven]

Van Ruijven: You've glazed my wife in dried piss.

Griet: Good morning, madam.

[curtsies]

Catharina: Don't speak until you are spoken to.

Pieter: Don't get caught up in his world.

Griet: I may only be a maid, but I would NEVER give in to Master Van Ruijven!

Pieter: I wasn't talking about Van Ruijven...

Griet: [enters the room, where Maria Thins and Catharina sit quietly by the fireplace, and curtsies]

Catharina: Yes?

Griet: Madam, shall I wash the windows?

Catharina: [Scoffs] You don't need to ask me about such matters.

Griet: It's just...it may change the light.

[both Catharina and Maria Thins stare at Griet questioningly]

Tanneke: His by-blow was dry before the paint was!

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Van Ruijven: You have very wide eyes.

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[first lines]

Griet's Mother: Griet! Leave that.

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Catharina: She's dishonest, always sneaking around, shirking her work!

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Van Ruijven: [speaking to Griet] I hear you have been of great use to your master. All that grinding and stirring, eh?

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