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Summer In February

The Morning Ride by Alfred Munnings

Inspired By: The Morning Ride (Alfred Munnings)

A little susceptible to the clichés of the ‘roguish artist’ (see also: An American In Paris, Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins), recent release Summer In February nonetheless boasts a worthy addition to the painter-as-movie-star canon in AJ Munnings (Dominic Cooper). Actually, it’s his 1912 painting, The Morning Ride, that’s the star here. From the man there’s more boozing and carousing than you might expect for someone who’d go on to run the Royal Academy, but there’s also a nice scene in which he paints this, his most famous gee-gee – and its rider, Florence Carter-Wood (Emily Browning) – in a Cornish copse.

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1 Nighthawks and The Sting maybe?
When I first saw this picture it reminded me so much of when Hooker (Redford) meets the female assassin posing as a waitress in the cafe. More

Posted by drico on Tuesday June 25, 2013, 11:01

2 Rembrandt?
Ah I see. Too close? More

Posted by annrhoward on Sunday June 23, 2013, 13:52

3 Rembrandt?
What about Peter Greenaway's 'Nightwatching' based on Rembrandt's painting 'The Night Watch' ? More

Posted by annrhoward on Sunday June 23, 2013, 13:51

4 RE:
Clever. Never made that link before :-) More

Posted by DunBirnin on Saturday June 22, 2013, 09:46

5 RE: Lee/Howe
Murray, they were illustrating the same subject matter as the film, so I categorised them with Dali and Spellbound as being too closely involved. More

Posted by Helen OHara on Friday June 21, 2013, 16:35


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