Big Eyes: Written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, directed by Tim Burton, 2014, The Weinstein Company, Silverwood Films, and Tim Burton Productions (New York and West Hollywood, 106 minutes, rated PG-13)

Katrina A. Bramstedt*

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This is a review of the film Big Eyes. Adapted from a true story about artist Margaret Keane, the overarching theme of the movie is plagiarism. While most people think of written works such as books and articles being plagiarized, Big Eyes gives viewers insight into the world of stolen works of visual art, namely paintings. The victim finds moral courage through religion, while the thief (Keane’s husband, Walter) lives in denial until death. Anyone with an interest in art, law, or psychiatry will enjoy what Big Eyes has to offer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-530
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Bioethical Inquiry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2015


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