Friday, September 16, 2011

This is a great painting, Bruegel the Elder's "Kreuztragung Christi" or "Procession to Calvary" in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. It's so full of life it seems almost cinematic. But should you hear that someone's actually tried to make it into a movie (perhaps he'll call it "The Mill and the Cross"), don't go see it! It shows only that film can be as mute and static as a painting - a bad painting, not this one.

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