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Girl with a Pearl Earring

This film, adapted from a work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting "Girl With A Pearl Earring" by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.

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Released: Aug 31st, 2003
Budget: N/A
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Girl with a Pearl Earring Main Cast

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Colin Firth
Colin Firth
plays Johannes Vermeer
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson
plays Griet
Tom Wilkinson
Tom Wilkinson
plays Pieter Van Ruijven
Judy Parfitt
Judy Parfitt
plays Maria Thins
Cillian Murphy
Cillian Murphy
plays Pieter
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (continuity error): When Griet first hears the rumors about herself, her cap changes from square flaps (walking to the market) to pointed flaps (talking to the butcher's son at the market) and back to square flaps again (talking to Vermeer and his patron back at home again)
  • Movie Goof (factual errors): When Griet and Vermeer look at the clouds standing in front of the window, it's winter (according to the scenes before and after this one). Nevertheless, you can hear the sounds of swallows squeaking. These birds are only in The Netherlands in summer.
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): When Van Ruijven comes to dinner, to discuss a new commission for Vermeer, he grabs Griet and she drops the dishes she is carrying. She leans down to pick them up placing a broken piece on top of one that isn't. When she stands back up neither plate she has in her hand is broken.
  • The film was originally slated to star Kate Hudson and Ralph Fiennes and be directed by 'Mike Newell' . Hudson pulled out during preproduction (allegedly because she refused to wear a wimple for the role), which resulted in funding being pulled, and by the time new funding was secured, Newell had to move on to another project. After a director search, Peter Webber was tapped for the job and held auditions for a new female lead. He settled on Kirsten Dunst, who then dropped the project in wake of Spider-Man's success. At this point, Fiennes had been waiting so long that he too had to move on to other scheduled projects, and so became unavailable. Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth were then cast.
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