I can't stop thinking about this movie,
but for all the wrong reasons
I've been infatuated with Keane's paintings since they first appeared to me in the '70s. I did a lot of pebble art in the early '60s and big eyed elves were a common subject matter for
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them. I can't help but wonder if Margaret Keane wasn't influenced by them. Later on, the Keane paintings became a running gag on SNL. I don't recall any of the controversy over the paintings so when I saw the story on CBS This Morning, I was immediately sold on seeing the movie. Unfortunately, the report focused on the movie's entire story and the film didn't bother to expound much beyond that.
The best part of the movie for me was the flawless art direction by Chris August. Candy coated pastels appeared throughout to emphasize the time period and innocence of the