Film Analysis: Girl With A Pearl Earring

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The movie, “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” was so intriguing specially because I am familiar with the fictional story by Tracy Chevalier. I read about it previous to watching the movie. The girl in the story, Griet, is 16 years old and becomes the maid of a painter called Johannes Vermeer, who is attracted by her. The painter includes her in his drawings that later on are a conflict within the household. She also attracts the attention of Vermeer’s patron. Little is known about the life of the girl in the painting due to the lack of historical evidence.
The purpose of the film is to recreate the life of Griet. In the film, Griet has to secretly pose for a painting that Vermeer is doing to fulfill his patron’s desire. The patron named Van Ruijven

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