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June 29, 2006

Love is the Devil - 3

While at points artful, this film just really isn't about anything (and not in the Seinfeld sense). The film tells part of the story of Francis Bacon, the 20th century painter (not the 17th century philosopher), from 1964 to 1971. During this time he took in a burglar and made him his sado-masochistic partner. The film is mostly disturbing, the only creative part is showing scenes that portray what Bacon later painted, people often find his work to be horrifying (dogs just find it funny:-), this film at least makes that make some sense. This film is basically director John Maybury (The Jacket) project to shows Bacon's influence on his filmmaking. But I don't thing that is a good enough reason to make a film about part of his life.

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