Brush With Fate

Brush With Fate

Director: Brent Shields

Cast: Brent Shields, Glenn Close, Thomas Gibson, Ellen Burstyn

     
 

Susan Vreeland's novel The Girl in Hyacinthn Blue was the source for this made-for-TV drama. Utilizing a complex flashback-within-flashback structure, the film chronicles the 300-year history of a lost painting said to have been created by Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer. The story is framed by the present day narrative of an eccentric history teacher (GlennSee more details below

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Susan Vreeland's novel The Girl in Hyacinthn Blue was the source for this made-for-TV drama. Utilizing a complex flashback-within-flashback structure, the film chronicles the 300-year history of a lost painting said to have been created by Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer. The story is framed by the present day narrative of an eccentric history teacher (Glenn Close) who has the inside track on the number of lives profoundly altered, for both good and ill, by the elusive painting. The teacher's tale interconnects individual stories of tragedy, romance, success, failure and even the Holocaust. Even the narrator herself has a personal and emotional stake in the supposed Vermeer. Advertised as the most expensive and ambitious project ever undertaken during the 52-year history of television's Hallmark Hall of Fame anthology series, Brush With Fate debuted February 2, 2003, on CBS.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/21/2003
UPC:
0707729141495
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
NR
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Surround]
Time:
1:38:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Full screen version; 2.0 Dolby Surround; Digitally mastered; Production notes; Cast and credits; Biographies; Scene access; Interactive menus

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/The Faculty [2:55]
2. Hidden Talent [3:13]
3. Seeing Is Believing [3:59]
4. The Miser [4:46]
5. A Sentimental Journey [6:28]
6. Orphans of the Flood [3:28]
7. Hungry for More [10:07]
8. A Mixed Blessing [3:50]
9. Student of Witchcraft [5:15]
10. Science and Nature [3:06]
11. The Rules of Love [5:26]
12. The Secrets of Life [2:30]
13. Buried in the Rain [6:12]
14. The Calm After the Storm [3:15]
15. Magdalena's Last Bid [1:49]
16. Still Life [4:25]
17. Paying With Paint [2:30]
18. Matron of the Arts [2:05]
19. The Art of Seeing [6:40]
20. Generation Gap [1:47]
21. Passover Pigeons [5:29]
22. Shame and Sacrifice [6:54]
23. Letting It Go [2:08]
24. End Credits [2:07]

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