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What made you feel the father had finished the paintings?
Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:37pm
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In the trailer, the mother notes that nobody touches the girl's canvass (meaning paints on them) other than the girl. So is the mom just outright lying, do you think? I remember hearing the family was videotaped for some show and the father was giving the girl instructions of some kind, but don't recall hearing he ever actually painted on her canvass.

  • Yes I didHanna, Thu Nov 15 6:57am
    see the whole film. I felt very strongly that the father painted the paintings after the child began them. One is hardly an emperor when they have "earned" their money by defrauding people, that is... more
    • What made you feel the father had finished the paintings? — GG, Fri Nov 16 12:37pm
      • Several reasonsHanna, Sat Nov 17 8:01am
        One- if you see how she paints, it is nothing like the finished product. The child also makes some remarks during the film, and finally the mother works during the day while the father works a night... more
        • These paintings are nothing special@HomeDad, Thu Dec 6 12:11pm
          I worked as an art helper at my gifted daughter's montessori preschool for 2 years ('05,'06). At least 1/4 of the kids there could have made similar paintings. Sure some paint all black (or whatever... more
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