- Format: Black & White, Color, NTSC
- Rated: Not RatedNR
- Number of tapes: 1
- Studio: Homevision
- VHS Release Date: June 13, 2000
- Run Time: 55 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- ASIN: 6303201806
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #544,075 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
Who Was Modigliani? [VHS]
From the Back Cover
Between 1990 and World War II, Montparnasse cafes and studios overflowed with energy and creativity. Achieving universal fame as the place to break with tradition, the trendy Parisian district drew artists, writers, and musicians from around the world. This ten-part series captures the vitality of those halcyon days through archival footage, magnificent color coverage of the era's art, and irreplaceable 1960's interviews with the Montparnasse masters and their friends, models, and loves.
Top Customer Reviews
It's always irritating to me when fiction is passed off as biographical. If you use the man's name, use the man's life. If it's a life worth documenting, then it's a life worth documenting accurately.
I'm all for a measure of creative license. Certainly, some is necessary in a feature film format. This one went beyond. Even the art was fabricated. Not just reproductions of existing paintings, but paintings that don't exist (i.e. Picasso never painted a portrait of Modigliani).
There are a number of biographies and a documentary about Modigliani if you're interested in his real-not-hollywoodized life, and work. Heck, read wikipedia. You'll learn more about the man.