‘At Eternity’s Gate’: Van Gogh’s Collision of Painting and Cinema

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‘At Eternity’s Gate’: Van Gogh’s Collision of Painting and Cinema
With “At Eternity’s Gate,” painter/director Julian Schnabel uses Vincent Van Gogh (Willem Dafoe) as a vessel to explore the process of painting as a snapshot in time, shared with the viewer. It’s not about Van Gogh, but how he viewed the world through his hyper-real, sculptural art.

“We never wanted it to look like a Van Gogh painting,” said cinematographer Benoît Delhomme, who’s also a painter. Schnabel told him, “‘Van Gogh lives in the normal world…we just see his style when he’s painting something.’ But, slowly, when we were shooting, I think, Van Gogh’s colors came back to us in an unconscious way, the strong blues and strong yellows.”

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At the director’s request, Delhomme even attached Schnabel’s antique yellow-tinted bifocals to the camera lens,
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