Klimt Movie

Another film based on the life of an artist being made. A Gustav Klimt film is being made with John Malkovich playing the role of Gustav Klimt.

To be honest, I have never really found much inspiration in movies about artists. Frida was just ok, Pollock was pretty good, but Basquiat has been the only artist film I have watched more than once. The Basquiat movie has a great soundtrack to paint with too…

Basquiat Soundtrack

1. Van Gogh Boat – (dialogue)

2. Public Image – Public Image Ltd.

3. It’s All Over Now Baby Blue – Them – (featuring Van Morrison)

4. Suicide Hotline (Dialogue And Music Montage) – Nick Marion Taylor

5. I’m Not In Love – Toadies

6. Is That All There Is? – PJ Harvey

7. White Lines – Grandmaster Flash/Melle Mel

8. Rise – Tripping Daisy

9. These Days – Joy Division

10. She Is Dancing – Brian Kelly

11. Tom Traubert’s Blues – Tom Waits

12. Small Plot Of Land, A – David Bowie

13. Summer In Siam – The Pogues

14. Last Song I’ll Ever Sing, The – Gavin Friday

15. Hallelujah – John Cale

There’s also an interesting story on stolen art over at the CricketChurping blog.

About Dion

Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.


  1. I enjoyed Basquiat as well. Frida, too.

    Related, I also enjoyed “I Shot Andy Warhol” for its combination of art news, feminism, and mental illness. What a trio! It featured Lili Taylor, a pro at playing a nut.

    Also, for the obscure, I appreciated the Artemisia Gentileschi flick:

    Great combination, movies and art.

  2. I have to say that I also enjoyed the Basquiat movie, as well as the Artemisa one too.

  3. Anonymous says:

    There are many good movies about artists: Camille Claudel, Love is the Devil (Francis Bacon), Modigiliani.


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