|Finnegan Bell's portrait of Estella during their teenage years.|
All of the paintings and artwork shown in the film are works of Francesco Clemente.
Francisco Clemente is a contemporary Italian painter, whose career embellished since the release of Great Expectations, ever since then his work has received recognition on a global scale. He is renown for working with artists such as Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Bassquiat.
|Francesco Clemente's portraits posed as Finnegan Bell's in the film.|
Water fountain kiss. Young Finn and Estella.
|First dance lesson. |
Love Estella's adorable ballet shoes and Rapunzelesque locks.
|And then it begins...|
|Sexy-streetside-kissing in the rain scene.|
|Estella in Finn's loft.|
The roots of the film was set in the late 70's Florida gulf so the imagery is very nautical, and lush with a twist of fruit punch. Aside from the beautiful artwork and cinematography of the film, glamour-puss, basket case, Miss Dinsmore rocks a swanky, gypsy-like style where wigs, rouge, excessive eyeliner, and Iris Apfel style necklaces aren't out of the norm. Always with a cigarette in one hand and a drink in the other. This lady has some serious s-t-y-l-e. Chica boom! Dancing to the beat of her own drum, I secretly aspire to acquire this level of sass when I am a woman of her age.
|Dinsmore: "Do you feel that?"|
Finn: "Feel what?"
Finn: "Um your boob?"
Dinsmore: "No. My heart..and it's broken."
On top of the film's A+ cast, cinematography, and wardrobe, it also has a killer soundtrack. Some serious zeitgeist reppin' the 1990's. Portishead's "Life in Mono" was made the theme song of Great Expectations during their trip hop period. The sound acclimated gracefully to fit the film like a puzzle piece. Another reason why this is a must-see.