Wednesday, January 11, 2012

What’s in that crate?

Why, it’s a Jackson Pollock-like product made for the movie Mona Lisa Smile. And who said you couldn’t make a movie about an art historian and make money? Had to be someone who never thought of having Julia Roberts as the art historian. As it was, Mona Lisa Smile went up against Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King on its opening weekend and ranked an inevitable, but surprising, number two. What we are saying here is that a movie based on the life of an art history teacher grossed $182 million worldwide from a measly $84 million budget. There’s gold in them art history hills.
Image: You can watch the crate opening here on YouTube