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Film chronicles life of British painter JMW Turner

Director Mike Leigh’s latest film, Mr. Turner, follows the life of the British painter JMW Turner. Actor Timothy Spall plays Turner. The film focuses on the last part of Turner's life. Film contributor Milos Stehlik and art historian Stephen Eisenman join us to talk about the film’s portrayal of the artist known for his paintings of landscapes and seascapes. Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner (Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics)

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