Picture Windows

  • 1996
  • Movie
  • R
  • Drama, Romance

Originally produced as the premiere episode of Showtime's Picture Windows miniseries, this three-part anthology film is based on an interesting premise: Each 30-minute romance, directed by a renowned filmmaker, is inspired by a masterpiece of Western art. In "Soir Bleu," directed by Norman Jewison and based on the Edward Hopper painting of the same name,...read more

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Originally produced as the premiere episode of Showtime's Picture Windows miniseries, this three-part anthology film is based on an interesting premise: Each 30-minute romance, directed by a renowned filmmaker, is inspired by a masterpiece of Western art. In "Soir Bleu," directed by Norman Jewison and based on the Edward Hopper painting of the same name, a clown (Alan Arkin) falls in love with the abused wife (Rosana DeSoto) of the circus's owner (Dan Hedaya), a fateful devotion that ends in murder. In Peter Bogdanovich's "Song of Songs," inspired by Botticelli's "La Primavera," the married owner of a local bakery (George Segal) is up in arms when a lingerie shop opens its doors in his quiet, middle-class neighborhood. His objections disappear when he falls in love with the shop's sexy proprietor (Sally Kirkland), and winds up asking his wife (Brook Adams) for a divorce. Jonathan Kaplan's "Language of the Heart" takes its inspiration from Degas' "The Rehearsal," and is set in the dance world of the 1920s. The newest member (Tamara Gorski) of a ballet company falls in love with a poor street musician (Joel Bissonnette). When one of the orchestra violinists breaks his arm, the dancer uses her charms to seduce the smitten maestro (Michael Lerner) into hiring her lover. Uneven but interesting.

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  • Released: 1996
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Originally produced as the premiere episode of Showtime's Picture Windows miniseries, this three-part anthology film is based on an interesting premise: Each 30-minute romance, directed by a renowned filmmaker, is inspired by a masterpiece of Western art.… (more)

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