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Monday, October 20, 2014

BIG EYES

One of the obvious benefits to making a biopic about a famous painter: getting to use that artist’s work for your movie poster. There’s no mistaking the distinct creations of Margaret Keane, whose oil paintings are characterized by waifs with oversized, doughy-dark eyeballs. And, as you’d expect, one of her most famous portraits is front and center in the new poster for Big Eyes, which you can see exclusively above.
Early buzz around this drama, which focuses on the life of Keane (Amy Adams) and her husband, Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), who for many years claimed credit for her work, is that it marks macabre master Tim Burton’s “most normal” or “least weird” film in years.

Of course, it’s still an artful tale, literally, and there’s no denying the eyes that dominate Keane’s work — in reality, on film, and on this poster — have a creepy tinge to their beauty.

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