Words and Pictures

Words and Pictures

DVD - 2014
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An art instructor and an English teacher form a rivalry that ends up with a competition at their school in which students decide whether words or pictures are more important. Choose your weapon carefully: the pen or the brush. Jack Marcus is a writer who can no longer write he is a shadow of his true potential. Occupied as an English teacher at an elite New England prep school, he lives and breathes his love of language through the students, but remains a victim of his own vices often found at the bottom of a bottle. Enter new Art teacher Dina Delsanto, an acclaimed and passionate artist who is struggling with rheumatoid arthritis. Dinas cold and tortured demeanor ignites a spark in Jack. Relentless in his attempt to melt her faade, Jack tries to engage her in his perpetual word game. When Jack learns that Dina has told the students that words are traps and lies, that art is the only bearer of truth, he is quick to the defense. The gauntlet for a school-wide competition of words versus pictures is thrown down - get ready for an academic showdown of wild proportions. A playful romantic comedy, this drama explores the rocky terrain of relationships capturing the passion and the inspiration behind both the words and the pictures.
Publisher: Umbrella Entertainment, Australia : [2014]
2013 ,
Branch Call Number: DVD WORD
Characteristics: 1 DVD (116 min.) : sound, colour ; 12 cm


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Jul 28, 2018

Unusual love story of adults in flux. The characters, situations and illness were realistic and not saccharine. As both an artist and a writer, I liked the juxtaposition of the two and how that worked out.

Jul 12, 2018

This copy I returned today is a bad disk and needs to be removed from circulation. I did not play on the DVD player (which said bad disk), nor did it play on my computer even though sometimes ones that don't play on the DVD player will play on the CD-Rom.

Feb 02, 2018

First of all, it should be called Words VERSUS Pictures. 2 high school teachers challenge their students to an Art VS Literature war. Since I am both a poet and a painter, I really enjoyed it. The artwork done by the art teacher in the film is, when I saw the credits at the end, actually done by the actress who plays her, Juliette Binoche, a superstar in France.

Sep 23, 2017

I could not get past 5 minutes into this movie. Just struck me as boring. The main male actor was not very good. Do not agree with any of the comments below.

Jun 16, 2017

This is a fabulous 5-star movie! I love the plot, character development, dialogue and humour. It, surprisingly, kept my rapt attention from beginning to end! There are many unexpected twists and turns and the ending is so well played! It got me! Juliette's and Clive's acting are phenomenal and very authentically played. One scene, in particular, profoundly touched my heart strings.

Apr 23, 2017

Two grown ups with careers they are passionate about, baggage, and purpose, challenge each other and end up loving each other - Good movie!

Jan 09, 2017

This is one of the best movies I've watched. It is witty and intelligent and very well acted. Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche are believable in their portrayals.

Nov 19, 2016

Rated 5/10.

Mar 03, 2016

Lots of great ideas in the movie, but the characters and relationships seem off, somehow. Little chemistry between the protagonists. Binoche does a great turn as an artist trying to find new ways of expression in the face of disability.

Feb 09, 2016

Simply a beautiful film that teaches one so much about the differences between "Words and Pictures". One of the best love stories I have ever seen as well. Five Stars to the director, the screenplay, cinematographer, and actors. A really great movie!

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