GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING, THE MOVIE, BBC 1, 9.30, TUESDAY
A movie adds nothing to Vermeer's work but this movie, from 2003, is, in its own right, fabulous, every scene is a masterpiece of composition, light and colour;
not sure what the narrative is trying to achieve and it doesn't matter; just as a vehicle, an homage, it is breathtaking, no, really, how-the-fuck...? jaw-dropping. If you haven't seen it, abandon cyberspace, cease blogging for a hundred minutes. Death and his grim sergeants come soon enough, this movie, like looking at Vermeer's work, is time well spent.