One afternoon, while relaxing on the sand by the ocean, Paul spies the form of an attractive 15-year old girl Dawn Dunlap , rising from the waters in the manner of Botticelli's Venus, and is instantly hooked. The story can be about the images too. I was very impressed with the way vignettes were composed. It isn't much of one, surely insufficient for most commentors, and the fact that it is so slight seems to rile them a bit, as indication that the nudity was all that mattered. She, meanwhile has a crush on him and seduces him during this process. Paul takes note of her movements and begins to follow her. Sometimes a movie can be merely about its images, like this one.
No, ma'am that's not a slight story. Paul wants to create a naked sculpture of Laura, but Sarah will not let her daughter pose nude for him. From the beginning, it is clear that Paul has a fixation with teen-aged girls, and has become famous for it through his body of work. Sarah is married now, but nevertheless expresses an interest in developing a renewed relationship -- possibly an intimate one with Paul. To appreciate this, or rather to not be offended, I suppose you have to accept that the female form is appealing, and accept that a young girl can initiate an affair with an older man. So far, the fold is ordinary. Ted's Evaluation -- 2 of 3: Has some interesting elements.
He and we have a surrogate on-screen, in a character who is an artist a sculptor and represents young girls in the nude. The titular Laura is a dancer, inviting viewers. Besides the appeal of the balletgirls and the way they are displayed, there's the story. Paul begins work on the sculpture, but loses his eyesight in a fiery accident. Alas, Paul is caught up and driven to distraction by his own longings and the novelty of Laura.
Without eyes, he must abandon the project, but Laura intervenes and secretly comes to Paul to inform him that he should finish the sculpture working not from his sense of sight, but from touch. Instead, she supplies him with photos of Laura. He also learns that she is the daughter of Sarah, a former flame played by Maud Adams. In the process, he discovers that her name is Laura. First, home where she lives, and then to ballet class where she learns dance.
So she offers to be the model, allowing him to caress her on every part, sufficiently to make a clay copy, which he similarly caresses. We not only get to look but touch, and that touch is returned. Rather lovely, most of them except for the annoying fade to black at the end of each and every one. . By the thinnest of plot devices, our sculptor goes blind after starting a sculpture of Laura.
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