Lust for Life (1956)

April 16, 2016

Now let’s go some sixty years back in time and talk about one of the fundamental achievements in Hollywood art movies.

Based on a novel of the same title, the movie Lust for Life is a biography of one of the world’s most beloved painters. With Kirk Douglas playing Vincent van Gogh, James Donald his brother Theo, and Anthony Quinn in the role of Paul Gauguin, the cast is excellently chosen to bring to screen the dramatic events in the life of the Dutch painter.

The film is anything one could expect from a classic Hollywood biographical film and it is no wonder it’s still praised as one of the best movies about Van Gogh.

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