Thursday, April 16, 2015
The Woman in Gold
I remember that I went to New York when the Klimt paintings went on display at the Neue Gallerie after the legal settlement. It was wonderful to see them up close.
So it is only fair that I should see the Woman in Gold movie. I liked it much more than I thought I would. It was a beautiful and emotional film. Helen Mirren is the best.
I tend to feel that art belongs to everyone and should be on display, and that wasn't the point of view of the movie. They made it clear that if the museum owners had behaved respectfully at any point she might have decided differently. I feel myself that being treated with respect is what matters most.
She plays a song on her victrola, and I was pleased to recognize Schubert's "Du bist die Ruh." And at the wedding he sings "Deh Vieni a la finestra" from Don Giovanni.
I must add--the most amazing thing about this movie is that they found a German speaking actress who looked exactly like Adela Bloch-Bauer.