Monday, December 01, 2014

Tim Burton's "Big Eyes"

Sneak Peek footage from "Batman" director Tim Burton's upcoming Vancouver-lensed dramatic feature "Big Eyes" based on the life of illustrator Walter Keane, an artist noted in the 1950's and 1960's for his 'kitsch' paintings of large-eyed waifs, opening December 25, 2014:

"...'Walter Keane' (Christoph Waltz) became a national celebrity and talk show fixture in the 1950's after he pioneered the mass production of prints of big-eyed kids, using his marketing savvy to sell them cheaply in hardware stores and gas stations. Unfortunately, he claimed to be the artist. That role was played by Margaret (Amy Adams), his shy wife.

"She generated the paintings from their basement and Walter's contribution was adding his signature to the bottom. The ruse broke up their marriage, and when she tried to make it known that she authored the paintings, they ended up in a court battle..."

Cast also includes Krysten Ritter ("Breaking Bad"), Danny Huston, Terence Stamp, Jason Schwartzman and Madeleine Arthur.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Big Eyes"...