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Stolen
Stolen
Actors: Blythe Danner, Campbell Scott, Harold J. Smith, Susan Vreeland, Tracy Chevalier
Director: Rebecca Dreyfus
Genres: Educational, Documentary
NR     2006     1hr 25min

In 1990, in the early morning hours after St. Patrick's Day, thieves disguised as policemen gained access into Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and successfully executed the largest art heist in modern history. ...  more »

     
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Actors: Blythe Danner, Campbell Scott, Harold J. Smith, Susan Vreeland, Tracy Chevalier
Director: Rebecca Dreyfus
Creators: Albert Maysles, Rebecca Dreyfus
Genres: Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Educational, Documentary
Studio: Arts Alliance Amer
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 11/14/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 25min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Outstanding. Worth Buying. And I rarely say that these day
Joseph M. Davis | Boston, MA USA | 11/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In fact I would reccomend seeing this and then going to the Isabela Stuart Gardner Museum in Boston. This is a really compelling documentary about the infamous are heist at the Gardner Museum in 1990. It is frustrating and sad to have these works missing and perhaps poorly maintained. The characters involved in the story range from a devoted stolen art private investigator who has had skin cancer for 50 years to FBI agents and con artists who are all involved in the game of getting them back. This is a must see to anyone who loves art."
The underworld and art theft
KerrLines | Baltimore,MD | 12/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"STOLEN is an absorbing and truly informational look at the seedy side of the antique and art dealer world as seen through the still-unsolved St.Patrick's Day heist that occurred at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.The documentary involves the present day characters who could have been involved and those who have been trying to crack the case since 1990.The narration of Blythe Danner and Campbell Scott re-enact the relationship of Mrs.Gardner and her art purchaser Bernard Berenson from the late 1800's in order to show the obsession that Gardner had in procuring these rare art treasures and the lengths that people even then would go to to get famous paintings.This theme of underworld is woven skillfully by film maker Rebecca Dreyfus as she shows how complex cell groups continue to operate in art thievery and their motivations, quite contrary to "the love of art"! .Also, the documentary is a fascinating look at the paintings by Vermeer, Rembrandt and others that were stolen and why specifically these works.A great discussion and informational documentary that is very compelling and full of true life mystery and possible political intrigue that seems to only appear in Hollywood, but in fact exists in truth!"
For Heaven's Sake, Give Us Our Artwork Back!
Everything's Going to Be Sew K! | Cape Cod, MA | 08/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I LOVED this movie. I am so glad I purchased it. As an artist, I am continually appalled at the way greed and retrobution drives people and the ripple effect it has on the whole of humanity. This gets to the heart of this movie and this true-life drama. There's nothing charitable to say about the people who stole this art, whether alive or dead, but I hope the decendants of these people have the decency to return to Isabella's museum what is rightfully hers and stop being so, bloody-well IRISH! (I can say that because I am Irish and it makes my blood boil to learn that it is Irishmen suspected of stealing these treasures. You are better than that!)"
Art appreciation lesson in a never solved mysterious theft
David F. Barton | 08/17/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Gardner Museum is an enormous collection of valuable art collected by a woman who was obsessed with acquiring the best for her extraordinary home. The unsolved theft of millions of dollars of art one night remains one of Boston's most discussed crimes. There are mountains of speculation. The film brilliantly weaves an important art appreciation component into the story line.
If you appreciate art, love an unsolved mystery, and want to see the strange characters involved in the hidden world of art theft - this is for you."