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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 (anachronisms): When Griet and Pieter are walking on a lane in the countryside, in the distance you can see a man riding a bicycle. Bicycles were invented in the 18th century while the film takes place in 1665.
  • Although Vermeer and the painting both are real historic figures, the screenplay is based on Tracy Chevalier's novel and therefore largely fictional or hypothetical. Only 36 Vermeer paintings are known to exist today, and none of the models have ever been positively identified. A poster of the painting in her bedroom inspired Chevalier to write her own version of how it came to exist based on the framework of Vermeer's known history. Chevalier sold the film rights and opted not to have any involvement in the film or screenplay, although after its release said she was pleased with the results.
  • 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 (continuity error): After her ear has been pierced, Griet picks up the earring and begins to hand it to Vermeer. In the next shot, she is picking it up off the table again.
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