Album: The Girl with a Pearl Earring

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The Girl with a Pearl Earring: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Artist: Alexandre Desplat
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Label: Universal/Decca

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Book:Girl with a Pearl Earring: A Novel

Girl with a Pearl Earring: A Novel

Tracy Chevalier

History and fiction merge seamlessly in this luminous novel about artistic vision and sensual awakening. Girl with a Pearl Earring tells the story of sixteen-year-old Griet, whose life is transformed by her brief encounter with genius…even as she herself is immortalized in canvas and oil.

Film:Girl with a Pearl Earring

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Peter Webber

You wouldn’t think a movie could look like a Vermeer painting, but Girl with a Pearl Earring is filmed with an amazing range of luminous glows that evoke the Dutch artist’s masterworks. Of course, it helps that much of the movie centers on Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation, Ghost World), whose creamy skin and full lips have a luminosity of their own. Johansson plays Griet, a maid in the household of Johannes Vermeer (Colin Firth, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Fever Pitch), who finds herself in a web of jealousy, artistic…

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