Review: True Story Eye-poppingly Told in Burton's 'Big Eyes'
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|You've likely seen the images, even if you have no idea who painted them: Those waifs with the huge, saucer-like eyes, appearing in oil paintings, posters, postcards, refrigerator magnets. Actually, for years, nobody really knew who painted them. That's because Walter Keane, a showboating sociopath, claimed credit, when it was his wife, Margaret, who actually was the sole artist, closeted away in a home studio filled with turpentine fumes. It was an epic story of art fraud that ended with a dramatic 1970 trial in which Margaret successfully sued Walter for slander. Big Eyes is out in theaters on Christmas Day.
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