Girl With A Pearl Earring

This fictitious backstory to the creation of Vermeer's best-known painting looks so impressive, and so precisely mimics the colours the 17th-century Dutchman used, it's a while before you realise it's just a prissy costume drama starring Colin Firth and pouty Scarlett Johansson. A dainty tale of repressed lust, perfectly pitched at its middlebrow audience.

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This fictitious backstory to the creation of Vermeer’s best-known painting looks so impressive, and so precisely mimics the colours the 17th-century Dutchman used, it’s a while before you realise it’s just a prissy costume drama starring Colin Firth and pouty Scarlett Johansson. A dainty tale of repressed lust, perfectly pitched at its middlebrow audience.

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