Saturday, January 3, 2015

Big Eyes

 I went to see "Big Eyes" last week with my friend. It was really good. I remember Margaret Keane's paintings very well from when I was little.
I got a kick out of seeing the painting above featured in the film, since I have had this postcard of the big-eyed little girl with the Siamese cat since I was quite young.
 On the back it says "(Copyright) 1962 Walter Keane - All rights Reserved From the oil painting "Little Ones" by Walter Keane", which we know by now was completely untrue, as it was his wife Margaret Keane who had created the paintings he took the credit for.
 My eyes are certainly (obviously) not as big as the ones in Ms. Keane's paintings, but all of my life I have heard this comment more often than any other, from people whom I've just met - or simply encountered someplace:
 "You have such big eyes!".
(Frankly, I was never really sure how I was expected to respond - you see, that in itself isn't exactly a compliment, but rather an exclamation. I think they may have MEANT it as a compliment, and sometimes they would go on from there, and say something more - but can you see where I'm coming from?)
I  believe I may have shown you my postcard before on this blog, but I wasn't sure, so I wanted to share it in this post.
And here again, as well, is a photo of my bedroom back in 1970 (which I'm certain I have shared before), and you can see my postcard sitting on my desk!
 It was sitting there because I loved it back then - and I still do.
 (There's a Little Kiddle sitting there, too, right next to it, and you can see more of my favorite things in this little corner of my room, as well.)
This promo from IMDB  for the movie is a good one.
I am a big Tim Burton fan, and a  HUGE Amy Adams fan.
The story was told very well, and I thought the film was was great.
 I was happy to see that they played it here in Sonora. Very often, the movies I most wish to see are not even shown here in our theater. Demographics, I suppose, and all that? Blah, blah. It's annoying.
But, I digress.....
I'd definitely recommend this movie!


Tina Dawn said...

Can't wait to see the movie. Yes, we were Big Eye fans from way back, and you do have big eyes! Very fun to see my desk and chair. Of course I could walk upstairs right now and see it too. LOL. Love T

Annette said...

Oh, good, I'm glad you liked the movie. I want to se it. I remember these paintings from when I was younger, too. They were and are very unusual. So happy she finally got her due!!