Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Movies About Art?

This fall, I will be teaching a course called Theology for Hollywood at both the Los Angeles Film Study Center, and at Azusa Pacific University. If I think about it, I will post the syllabus as I think it is quite novel and maybe somebody else out there would like to spread the faith.

One of the elements of the course is to have the students watch a movie every week about art, beauty and artists. I need a few more suggestions of movies that would actually have something to say something profound about artists as opposed to saying things that are just raunchy - which most of the movies about artists tend to do.

Here are the ones I am thinking of using. Please let me know if you have any other suggestions. (Again, I need movies that have something to contribute to the discussion of the artist as prophet, or about the suffering of the artist, or about the power and nature of beauty.)

Babette's Feast

8 1/2

Andrei Rublev

Pollock

Barton Fink

Amadeus

Finding Neverland

8 Mile

Bowfinger

Yellow Submarine

Sunset Boulevard

Living in Oblivion

Lost in La Mancha

Basquiat

Buena Vista Social Club

Strictly Ballroom

Mad Hot Ballroom

Billy Elliot

Vincent and Theo

Shine

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Agony and the Ecstasy?

Anonymous said...

La Belle Noiseuse / dir. Jacques Rivette (4 hour version)

RC said...

oh your missing on of the best one's, how about "The Red Violin"

I love that movie. Also, excellent choice with the inclusion of Babette's Feast.

Would Finding Neverland or Big Fish apply?

What about the Girl with the Pearl Earring? Or the Pianist?

I might suggest "Russian Ark" but it's not very entertaining, more of a "great feat" type of film.

Frida?

Waking Life? Fantasia 2000?

Or how about the excellent Chinese Film "To Live?" Very very touching film of course.

--RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Tender Mercies

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One of my favorite movies about art is 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould. It will inspire you to hear the sound around you in a new way.

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