Was not aware of this recent docudrama until tonight--and it's based on the artist's letters to his brother. Van Gogh was like Babe Ruth. The Babe was known for his hitting but he also might have made the Hall of Fame as a pitcher. With Van Gogh it was images--and writing. Just watched it--just 80 minutes long--and it's terrific. Cumberbatch is a wonderful, if perhaps a little too benign, Van Gogh.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch IS Vincent Van Gogh
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