So a few weekends ago, I still had time to get distracted long enough on youtube...I finally watched Girl With a Pearl Earring, which I actually really enjoyed. I think that this may actually be one of the few instances in which I enjoy the movie more than the book. Besides the fact that I am not particularly enamored with the storyline (although it is interesting enough), the use of light throughout the film is amazing - as if every scene is a painting (something that caught my attention even with the crummy youtube quality of the pictures). It makes me appreciate Vermeer even more, I think.
(and, of course...)