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Classic film that deserves a Special Edition!,
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This review is from: Lust For Life [DVD]  (DVD)
In 1956 Director Vincent Minnelli took in his hands the first film biopic of the famous impressionist painter Vincent Van Gog.Adapted from the Irwin Stone novel it was MGM's prestigue film of the year gathering several Oscar nominations.
The task of bringuing to the screen the passionate and dramatic life of a true revolutionary artist couldn't be easy but Minnelli did a wonderful job recreating the life and times of Van Gog. Lust for Life is undoubtly a 1950ths classic with a brilliant cinemathography by Freddy Young, great score by Miklos Rosza, beautiful Art Direction by Cedric Gibbons and of course wonderful acting by Kirk Douglas as Van Gog and Anthony Quinn as Paul Gauguin(winner of the Oscar for best suporting actor of 1956)! This being said its just a shame that such a wonderful film didn't guet the Special Edition treatment! Even so....buy it!!!