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Lust for Life
SUBJECTS — Biography/van Gogh; Visual Arts; World/France;
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Talent; Brothers; Mental Illness;
MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — Caring.
Age: 12+; Not Rated; Drama; 1956; 122 minutes; Color.
This is a movie version of Irving Stone's novel about the life of Vincent van Gogh. Excellent performances are turned in by Douglas as van Gogh and Quinn as Gauguin. As the film progresses, we are shown many of van Gogh's beautiful paintings and the actual scenes which gave rise to them. This movie can serve as a platform for discussions about the Impressionists and the Post-Impressionists.
The TeachWithMovies.com Learning Guide to Lust for Life will help teachers introduce Vincent van Gogh, his troubled life, his paintings, the Impressionists and the Post-Impressionists.
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Lust for Life presents the story of the tortured life of Vincent van Gogh.
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What is the basis for the love that usually exists between children of the same family? Answer the question, if you can, using an example from this film.
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