Was the 1986 movie 'Caravaggio' in any way an accurate portrayal of the artist's life?
Caravaggio was a supposed homosexual and prone to violent outbursts. More than once, he was thrown out of Italian towns and villages because of fights. It is said that he once killed a male lover by stabbing him. Nevertheless he was an accomplished artist, with a style that bridged the Renaissance and Italian Baroque, Artemisia Gentileschi is his most famous follower. My answer- Yes, according to most historical accounts of his life, the type of life he led was accurately portrayed, but the details may not be exactly true. Read Helen Langdon's book Caravagio :A life . She did a great deal of research, much of which is based on original police reports($48. hardbound)
'What are the differences between Beowulf the movie and Beowulf the book What are the similarities'?
No. There is no concrete historical evidence that the Robin Hood portrayed in numerous films and adaptations ever existed outside of some romantic fiction. Unfortunately film makers need to make their products exciting, not historically accurate. I doubt very much if 12th century England was anything like that.
By footage, you are obviously referring to the Ben Kingsley portrayal of Mazer Rackham in the new movie, Ender's Game. In this portrayal, Rackham is shown with extensive facial tatooing. The directors of the movie perhaps wanted to emphasize Rackham's Maori lineage. The books do not really give much of a physical description, or any reference to facial tattoos.
The 2-part made for TV movie is called Helter Skelter and is based on the New York Times Bestseller Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi, Manson's prosecutor. The actor's name is Steve Railsback. After Helter Skelter Railsback wasn't seen much. His portrayal of Manson was so eerie and accurate that he was typecast and work slowed a bit. Years later Railsback portrayed another serial killer, Ed Gein of Plainsville, WI. He was great in this movie…
No answers, but in the movie, "Heaven Knows Mr. Allison" with Deborah Kerr and Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr's portrayal of a nun was strikingly similar to Amy Adams' portrayal of a nun in "Doubt". It made me think Amy was related to Deborah or that she had studied Deborah in "Heaven Knows" for her interpretation in "Doubt". Are they related.....grandaughter perhaps?