Tim’s Vermeer

A new review from The Movie Snob.

Tim’s Vermeer  (B).  This documentary actually came out last year.  It is the story of a Texas inventor named Tim Jenison and his years-long project to (1) figure out how Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer painted such amazing paintings, and (2) see if he could recreate a Vermeer painting himself.  His buddy Penn Jillette (of Penn & Teller fame) is both narrator and participant in the film.  (Teller is the director.)  It is an interesting little movie (only 80 minutes long) with lots of amusing moments as Jenison gets sucked deeper and deeper into his hobby or obsession or whatever it ends up being.  Worth seeing, if you have even a modicum of interest in painting and art and that kind of stuff.  Or if you saw and liked Girl With a Pearl Earring, starring Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson.

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One comment on “Tim’s Vermeer

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