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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE 4 Special documentary on famed artist Vincent Van Gogh, the lonely genius Vincent Van Gogh the Dutch >ainter (1853-1890) left the world a legacy of vivid, post- impressionist master pieces JOTTJ of his almost violent re- action to the sun-drenched jountryside of Provence, in and tlie loneliness of lis last years in the narrow streets of Aries, the small Pro- vencal town where he lived in me room. Vincent the Dutchman, a one- dramatic documentary for etecast o-i CBC-TV, Wednes- day, April 18, at 8 p.m., re- creates the turbulent final 30 months of his life, through the ayes of English actor Michael 3ough who portrays him in this 'ilm. Van Gogh himself believed that "a paimer should live like a and Cough the ac- xr believes that "to get inside a part (in this instance, the of Van an actor should live like a workman." So the actor Gough went to lived as Van Gogh had n a lonely room, and roamed the countryside, the brilliant sunflower fields and cornfields, CHINESE FOOD WE5TE1N MEALS 11GHT LUNCHES MAJORtTTE RESTAURANT HOURS: Open Daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed on Sundays and 612 3rd AVE. PHONE 327-7511 and the narrow streets of the town itself. Vincent the Dutchman, di- rected by Swedish actress- tumed-film director Zetter- ling, was produced for the BBC, and seen on British tele- vision last fan. The film, sketches Vincent's early life 'in Holland, but con- centrates on his most produc- tive years as an artist, particu- larly the years in Aries, from 1888 to 1890, when he worked at fever pitch, as one driven. His special torture was loneliness; his only fiSends the inmates of a brothel. A subject of derision in the town where he lived, he was an "incorrigible smoker" who "hardly ate a tiling, and drank too much." Looking at nature, he once wrote, his emo- tions "almost make me faint." Vincent lived to paint, and he painted incessantly. Yet he v.-roie detailed and copious let- ters to his brother Theo, in Paris, putting into words his philosophy of life ami art. It is from these letters that the documentary draws for its dial- ogue and voice-over commen- tary, spoken mainly by Mi- chael Gough as Van Gogh. The written words of the artist Gaughin, who visited Vincent at Aries, are also articulated in the film. In the summer of 1888, Vin- cent wrote to his brother Theo: "I'm painting just now with the Vincent the Dutchman Vincent the Dutchman, a film portrait of the post- impressionist pointer Vincent Van Gogh, will be telecast on CBC-TV, Wednesday, April 18, at 8 p.m. Van Gogh, who died in 1890 after many months in a mental institu- tion, was to become famous only after his death. (This is the final Shell special on CBC-TV this DEPARTMENT STORES VAL! QUALITY FLEETWOOD TELEVISION This lovely set features a solid state 85 chassis with tolal color lok and plug in transistors. Provides a clear bright picture with a minimum of adjustments and re- pairs. Handsomely finished in a walnut cabinet. Open Dcrly 9 ct m. to 6 p.m. and Friday 9 a m. 9 p m. We reserve llie COLLEGE SHOPPING MALL 2025 Mayor Mac, Driv. to I'mit etuoitities DEMCTFiiENT STORES of THI CO-lMMTi apture of a Marseillais eating I even worlc t midday in full sunlight, with o shade at all, in the corn- ields and enjoy it all like cicada. The sun goes to my lead like a Just four months later he was o slice off the lobe of his right sar, and be committed to a barred cell for danperous lunatics. And Hian two years later, his cul- minated in death by his own hand. The film is abo'sj the man rather than the payings he created, (hough it <--hows sev- eral of Gogh's self-por- traits. Monday, April 16 Movie: The DA Conspiracy to Kill Another World fji Let's Make a Deal ID General Hospital Hollywood's Talking O) One Life to Live Q Truth or Consequences 3D Days of Our ives Q Klara's Korner Q Secret Storm Q Ed Allen Q Mike Douglas Somerset ID Dinah's Place S Three On A Match Another World B Take 30 ID Dating Game (B What's The Good Word O Edge of Night CD Split Second 0 Joker's Wild B Family Court fB Anything You Can Do CD Bewitched {0 Buckshot B In fg) News Star Trek Hollywood Squares O News Password Q News B News CD TV-5 News (JD News CD News O World Literature Crusade Time Out 'iTutn or Wildhfe Unlimited Beat the Ctnck Pr.nl McCartney Doris Day Shrine B.mgo Going Plates Partridge Family Sanford and Son Headline 70000 Camion Medical Centiv P'S "n Whistle This is the Law Nature of Things News News Of Men nnd Women World Literature Crur- ade CD B C0 B B CB CD O CB CB B B CD Q CB Q Enter Fxnrjlhing B Man Abie [T) Nfws CB News CB News CJOC News Q Dttntnger is My Business B Crossfire fB Merv Griffin B Movie- Tanganyika HAVE YOUR EASTER W8TH US TH9S YEAR! Special Prices and Portions for Children! Please make your reservations now by phoning 328-1111 and ask for our hostesil Entertainment Nightly In The "PUB TAVERN" Come visit us and enjoy our doily NOON LUNCHEONS featuring SOUP 'N SANDWICH SPECIAL IOW CALORIE SELECTION DAILY FULL COURSE SPECIALS ;