This film has been deemed highly controversial by many Christian critics for its subject matter, but on careful observation Girl With a Pearl Earring is a gently moving tale about art. We know very little about the true story behind the painting that inspired this film and the corresponding novel by Tracy Chevalier , so it's primarily a work of fiction but does center around a real-life artist. After her father is forced out of his kiln-work by sudden blindness, young Griet Scarlett Johansson is forced to find employment in an effort to help support her family. She is brought into the household of Johannes Vermeer Colin Firth , a famous local artist popular for his unusual techniques.
'It's a very odd experience,' The King's Speech star Colin Firth admits about on screen sex scenes
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Girl with a Pearl Earring is a romantic drama film directed by Peter Webber. The screenplay was adapted by screenwriter Olivia Hetreed , based on the novel of the same name by Tracy Chevalier. Scarlett Johansson stars as Griet, a young 17th-century servant in the household of the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer played by Colin Firth at the time he painted Girl with a Pearl Earring in the city of Delft in Holland. Hetreed read the novel before its publication, and her husband's production company convinced Chevalier to sell the film rights.
Sexual tension meets timeless art / 'Girl With a Pearl Earring' explores Vermeer's family dynamics
Girl With a Pearl Earring: Historical drama. Directed by Peter Webber. Written by Olivia Hetreed. At Bay Area theaters. More than four centuries later, "The Girl With a Pearl Earring," a masterpiece from the brush of Johannes Vermeer, would hardly strike anyone as obscene.
While many would savour the opportunity to get in bed with Scarlett Johansson, The King's Speech star Colin Firth is not a fan of the experience. What the Oscar nominated actor objects to is the huge audience involved in filming such moments for the big screen. The year-old actor said: 'I like the idea of them But it's a very odd experience to say the least. But while many might envy his sex scenes with the beauty, he disliked them.