Richard, you've mis-read what I've said and hmmm...seems like a personal attack which was hardly warranted. Our family knew Maud. Our mother who is 88 and visited her often saw the film with us in Toronto. We were incredibly moved by its poignancy and depiction of her life. I simply stated that Maud's painting wasn't incidental in the movie at all. And yes I knew why it wasn't filmed in Nova Scotia but suggested it would have been nice if it could have been. Simple as that.
I don't think the painting feels incidental at all in the film. It is clearly her escape into a place of beauty and refuge from her otherwise miserable life. I think the film demonstrates that very effectively. It is however a shame that it wasn't filmed in Nova Scotia as her life reflects the hardships of living there at that time and the beauty of its culture and landscapes. What an incredible story.
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