Tim Burton’s Big Eyes may be his most amazing film, not least because, much like Big Fish, it manages to bring a magical quality to something that doesn’t really have a lot of magic in it.
As strangely wonderful as the story, and Burton’s vision of it, is, it’s a truth is stranger than fiction sort of tale, and it will make you want to get all the details of the real story. Though shorter than you’d hope, there’s a new featurette that helps tease the details and gives you some footage of the real Walter Keane.
Check it out below, and don’t miss this one in theaters.
From the whimsical mind of director Tim Burton, BIG EYES tells the outrageous true story of one of the most epic art frauds in history. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, painter Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) had reached success beyond belief, revolutionizing the commercialization of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes. The bizarre and shocking truth would eventually be discovered though: Walter’s works were actually not created by him at all, but by his wife Margaret (Amy Adams). The Keanes, it seemed, had been living a colossal lie that had fooled the entire world. A tale too incredible to be fiction, BIG EYES centers on Margaret’s awakening as an artist, the phenomenal success of her paintings, and her tumultuous relationship with her husband, who was catapulted to international fame while taking credit for her work.
Big Eyes Walter Keane Featurette
Big Eyes Trailer
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