Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Okay, printmakers, go see Milos Forman's new film
"Goya's Ghosts"
No, it's not the best movie ever made, yes it has a made-up story line with some unlikely nobility assigned to Francisco Goya, and yes it does ridiculously have Natalie Portman playing an Inquisition-tortured female lead, BUT, it does feature the always-excellent Javier Bardem in a richly evil role AND it's interesting and pretty and best of all, there is a scene of step-by-step copperplate printmaking! OOOLALA, if only there were more of that!! And evil clerics passing around prints with messy messy plate marks!! I mean, what more could you ask? (There are some parallels drawn between that historical moment and the present -- let's just say, if you're real gung-ho on the war in Iraq, you might be offended by some of his inferences...)

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