If you love art this a movie worth watching. It delves into the numerous pieces of historical art that reside in one of Vienna's museums. The art was beautiful. The movie goes into how the museum's inner workings operate. It brings you to question "what was it like back when these pieces of art were new?" Definitely a movie for art and history lovers.
The Kuntsthistorsches, one of the world's most priceless museums in the world, gets a thorough walk-through in this film and offers a perspective people do not often think about. Behind the scenes, museum staff spend countless hours transporting and maintaining the thousands of artifacts at any given time. Many of the montages and long shots of staff emphasis the fragile yet critical bond between the staff and art.
Absolutely fantastic. What I found most impressive was the sheer size and scale of the museum--which is only *one* of the museums in Vienna. Coming from a mid-size North American city, I can only dream of having that level of culture immediately accessible. I guess Europeans are used to it. I also found the museum staff as interesting, in their own way, as the pieces they know so much about. Don't miss this one!
This film really emphasizes the behind-the-scenes processes that occur in order to run an art exhibit. The Kunsthistorisches is a large-scale museum and yet it seems not a single piece of art was left untouched or not cared for. The use of wide angle shots allow us to see the sheer enormity of the pieces in contrast to the meticulous cleaning and detailing put into getting them in near-perfect condition.
A documentary that shows just how much effort goes into preparing and opening the Kunsthistorisches Museum. The many departments that contribute to the overall success and beauty of the museum are nicely portrayed. The camera captured the vastness of each room and the silent scenes helped me appreciate the art being displayed. A little too long for my taste in documentaries, but an interesting one nonetheless.
The Great Museum is a fascinating peak behind the curtain at some of the world's most prestigious art. Not only is it a rare look at some of the lesser known great that live in Austria, but this film allows for a glance into the mind of a curator. The technical aspects of setup and maintenance become oddly entrancing, only heightened in effect with the expert shadowing documentary style camera work.
A unique and interesting look behind the scenes of the Kunsthistorisches Museum. I feel there are few films that let you experience perspectives like this, especially with a museum of this scale and prestige. But as films go, I can't help but feel something is missing here. I almost wish it was longer and had more detail. As an uninformed outsider, I can't help but be interested in more than this film shows.
Deciding on a desperate, monumental reinvention of one's self, how far do we go? In this case, it's fascinating, watching the frenetic anxiety of these people as they struggle with decisions that most of us would make with confidence, in order to attempt bigger things ... Discomfiture! Anxiety! Compulsion to novelty, but true nature will not accept! Also, this film is very, very quiet.
(3.5 stars) Fascinating look at the inner workings of this amazing museum. From the exhibits, to the restorations, to the bidding process, to the in-depth discussion of the type of font to use in the publicity... there is a LOT of interesting inside looks happening. Plus some beautifully framed cinematography capturing the expanse and majesty of this place. Quite intriguing.