The Citizen Kane structure worked for me. As did the cast of Vincent Van Gogh characters brought to life by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman in Loving Vincent. The establishing shots, locations recognizable to any Van Gogh fan, were perfect, but when scenes were played out, I sometimes wished the actors weren’t so obscured by brush strokes. There is too much going on in the shot during the color sequences. Squiggle! Squiggle! Splat! Splat! The black and white flashbacks are more focused dramatically. Time to re-watch Minnelli’s Lust for Life and Kurosawa’s Dreams.
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