The Flickering Myth Podcast gets Big Eyes…
Set for release on Christmas Day in the US and Boxing Day in the UK, Tim Burton’s Big Eyes is the true-life story of artist Walter Keane, who stole the work of his wife Margaret and claimed it as his own.
On this edition of the Flickering Myth Podcast, Scott Davis sits down for a roundtable discussion with director Tim Burton and Christoph Waltz, who plays Walter Keane, to discuss the movie.
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BIG EYES is based on the true story of Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), who was one of the most successful painters of the 1950s and early 1960s. The artist earned staggering notoriety by revolutionizing the commercialization and accessibility of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes. The truth would eventually be discovered though: Keane’s art was actually not created by him at all, but by his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams). The Keanes, it seemed, had been living a lie that had grown to gigantic proportions. BIG EYES centers on Margaret’s awakening as an artist, the phenomenal success of her paintings, and her tumultuous relationship with her husband, who was catapulted to international fame while taking credit for her work.
Big Eyes is set for release in North America on December 25th and in the UK on Boxing Day, with a cast that also includes Amy Adams (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Jason Schwartzman (Listen Up Philip), Danny Huston (Hitchcock), Terence Stamp (The Art of the Steal) and Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones).