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“Goya’s Ghosts”: Tracing War, Torture, and Intolerance Through The Painter’s Spain

Javier Bardem's Lorenzo faces the Inquistion in "Goya's Ghosts" - image courtesy of The Saul Zaentz Company

  There’s not a whole lot of Goya in “Goya’s Ghosts”, the 2006 movie by detail-oriented, lush filmmaker Milos Foreman. Religious persecution, Dickensian plot twists, and Natalie Portman’s tears, sure. But in this wholly fictitious tale played out in a true-to-life historical setting, Stellan Sarsgård as the great painter of violence and intolerance is more of concerned observer as the ... Read More »

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