Written December 18, 2014
Could anyone have made a film less exciting or more boring? From the preview in which Grieg's Piano Concerto was played to video of an unidentified body of water in which the scene didn't change for minutes and multiple choice questions about Grieg's life were displayed on screen, I became disinterested. Then the body of the documentary itself in which no effort was made to enliven the scenes began to bore me. True, Munch was an artist who suffered from depression, but the interviews with curators at the museums in Oslo and the background music were lifeless. One wanted to escape by either leaving the theatre or falling asleep.
Written December 26, 2014
I thought the presentation itself was wonderful. Munch was an amazing artist. I had no idea the body of work he produced during his lifetime. I was previously only familiar with a few.
The only bad part was the theater crew didn't start the presentation until almost 8 o'clock.
Other than that everything went fine except I forgot to turn my cell phone back off and wouldn't you know it went off during the film! It was that kind of day and night. I can't wait for the next fathom event!
Written August 27, 2014
I LOVED IT. PLEASE DO MORE OF THIS SORT OF THING. I AM DISABLED AND TO BE ABLE TO SEE AND HEAR ABOUT THE WORKS OF A MASTER WAS FANTASTIC. I COULD NEVER SPEND 11/2 HRS HAVING A GUIDED TOUR IN A MUSEUM.
LOOKING FORWARD TO VERMEER
Written June 28, 2013
Wonderful experience! This 150-year commoration celebration in Norway takes us to their National Gallery as well as the Munch Museum. Interviews with curators and experts were very enlightening. Presentation was well organized in a simple and educational fashion. Well worth the ticket price!
Written July 30, 2014
I'm grateful that I had the opportunity to learn so much more abut this great artist.
Without traveling to Norway, the film allows the viewer to feel as if you are there in the two museums seeing the exhibition on the 150th anniversary of his birth. I felt as if I was there in the museum getting an up close and personal view of many of his paintings, with the added benefit of narrative and background on the story behind the painting.
This was a very worthwhile film, and I highly recommend it. Kudos to the filmakers.