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Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (7/10)
by Tony Medley
Instead of making a standard
biopic of the legendary photog, Diane Arbus (Nicole Kidman) of people
with physical disabilities, Director Steven Shainberg (Secretary) has
shot a fantasy based upon the start of her career. Sparkling
performances by Kidman (who grows geometrically with each new role) and
Robert Downey, Jr. highlight this phantasmagoric, troubling, but
ultimately rewarding, film.
By eschewing a factual-based
telling, Shainberg is able to create images that defy credibility, but
since this is a fantasy, whoís to object? Case in point is the apartment
in which Lionel Sweeney (Downey) lives above Arbus and her husband and
children. They live in what appears to be a standard, middle class
apartment building in New York. But Lionelís pad is something to behold.
Itís got so many rooms that William Randolph Hearst would have felt it
roomy. And it includes an indoor swimming pool! Not only that, but there
is a connection between this apartment and Dianeís downstairs, a hole in
the ceiling that contains a folding staircase.
But Shainberg isnít bound by
reality. Lionel is a freak with uncontrolled hair growing all over his
body, so he is too grotesque to have a real girlfriend. Despite this,
Diane is entranced by his personality and his eyes and falls for him.
He, in turn, encourages her talent. Prior to meeting Lionel, Diane was a
dutiful wife and mother, helping her photographer husband in his career,
working out of the apartment. Lionel encourages her to develop her own
This is a strange movie, but
it is interesting and the acting is superb, with Oscar-quality
performances by both Kidman and Downey.