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Posted: March 21st, 2008, 5:46 am
by Synnove
Do you paint? If you do, are you inspired by the unforgettable faces of film stars?

I'm more intrigued by film stills. This is one that Alison, Brenda and Christine will know:


I'm too impatient to be bothered with details as you see, so I don't paint much. But I would be curious to see what others here have done if you paint! For myself I would welcome constructive criticism very much.

Posted: March 21st, 2008, 7:36 am
by charliechaplinfan
Hedvig, I had no idea you were so talented. It's a brilliant painting.

Posted: March 21st, 2008, 8:16 am
by movieman1957
That's very good. Thanks for sharing it.

If you look down a couple of threads in this forum you'll see a geading for "Pencil Art." There you will find some work others have done.

Posted: March 21st, 2008, 9:12 am
by silentscreen
Excellent Hedvig! Your rendition captures the spiritual sense of that scene from The Phantom Carriage quite well! A very heartfelt and intelligent interpretation! :D You definately should continue with your art! I was interested in drawing when I was young, but never kept it up.

Here's a youtube clip of part of the same scene, though a bit dark.

Posted: March 22nd, 2008, 7:46 am
by Synnove
Is that the new version? Matti Bye's soundtrack is so much better. :)

:D Thank you!

movieman, I am browsing through that thread right now. It's impressive...

Posted: March 22nd, 2008, 9:01 am
by feaito
Hedvig, You are a gifted artist; I'm impressed.

Posted: March 22nd, 2008, 12:07 pm
by Synnove
Thank you Fernando. :)

Posted: March 22nd, 2008, 12:32 pm
by metsfan
Wow, your work is amazing! I really hope you continue painting the images that inspire you. Thanks for showing us this haunting piece from the film.

Silentscreen, thanks for posting a clip. I've never seen it before and now I'm interested.

Posted: March 23rd, 2008, 10:40 pm
by silentscreen
The Phantom Carriage is an amazing movie! Early Swedish cinema was way ahead of American cinema of the same time artistically.

Hedvig, I'm not sure if it's the new version or not.

Posted: March 24th, 2008, 8:26 am
by charliechaplinfan
Thanks to Hedvig I got to see The Phantom Carriage it's extremely moving and haunting. The ending....well it stayed with me for days. I watched it twice in quick succession.

If you only choose to watch a handful of silents to get a feel for them, this is one you must see.

Posted: March 24th, 2008, 3:15 pm
by Synnove
Thank you metsfan, that's a very nice thing to say!

The Phantom Carriage is one of my favourite movies. It is something that is difficult for me to explain, but it works so well for me.

My dad didn't like it so much, he thought it was good, in a similar style to Dickens, but that he wasn't in the mood for a message film just then... I thought, honestly, he didn't get it at all. I hate moralizing as much as the next woman, but tPC is much more than that.

It is in a similar style to Dickens, and yet, it's a bit different. It has it's own unique style. It's like The Christmas Carrol only with less Christmas and more Death, I suppose.

Anyway, it's the film I would take with me on a desert island, provided I also had a working DVD player.

Posted: March 30th, 2008, 8:17 am
by Synnove

You're supposed to hear this music now:

I love that film!

Posted: March 30th, 2008, 8:27 am
by Ann Harding
I had not posted before, but, Hedvig, I really love your paintings! :D
You're very talented.

Posted: March 30th, 2008, 9:49 am
by charliechaplinfan
Hedvig, I didn't need to follow the link for the music. You've captured Harry Lime's expression perfectly.

I love that movie too :D

Posted: March 31st, 2008, 7:42 am
by Synnove
It's the best. :)