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Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)

2 Ratings: 4.0
Art House & International and Drama movie directed by John Maybury

A short but suitably warped account of the love affair between the painter Francis Bacon (Derek Jacobi) and a small-time criminal named George Dyer (Daniel Craig), who was to model for some of Bacon's most convulsive works. The action, for what it's … see full wiki

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Director: John Maybury
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review by . May 27, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Returning to films remembered from the past is a fortunate aspect of owning DVDs. LOVE IS THE DEVIL: STUDY FOR A PORTRAIT OF FRANCIS BACON is an art film that belongs in the collection of all those who admire the great British artist. One of the aspects of this film that makes it so powerful is revealed in the latter part of the title: many of Bacon's paintings were names 'Studies for...' and what writer/director John Maybury has created here are the impulses or stimuli that probably are close to …
review by . October 08, 2008
"Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon"    A Strange Love Affair    Amos Lassen    When Daniel Craig was cast as the new James Bond there was a lot of interest in the 1998 film, "Love is the Devil" (Strand Releasing) because of his frontal nude scene in the film. The film, itself, is a somewhat short look at the very strange love affair between Francis Bacon (Derek Jacobi), an artist and his model/lover George Dyer (Daniel …
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