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“Mr. Turner” movie quotes tell the story of renowned British artist J.M.W. Turner. The biographical drama film was written and directed by Mike Leigh. After premiering at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival in competition for the Palme d’Or, “Mr. Turner” opened in the United Kingdom on October 31, 2014, then in the United States on December 19, 2014.

In “Mr. Turner,” J.M.W. Turner’s life, both personally and professionally, is chronicled. Turner was considered not only just one of the greatest British watercolor landscape painters ever, but also skilled in the art of oil painting. Additionally, his late work delved into what is now considered abstract art, even if it wasn’t widely accepted during his life, spanning from 1775 to 1851.

But J.M.W. Turner was more than an artist. He had a very close relationship with his father, William (Paul Jesson), with whom he lived, his housekeeper Hannah (Dorothy Atkinson), with whom he had a romantic relationship and with his landlady, Sophia Booth (Marion Bailey), with whom he also had a romantic relationship. But despite these close ties, he remained controversial and eccentric, though widely praised for his artistic abilities.

“Mr. Turner” joins the holiday 2014 movie season which also includes other films such as ”The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” ”Annie,” ”Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” "Life Partners," "Comet," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1," "Horrible Bosses 2, "Penguins of Madagascar," "Dumb and Dumber To," "Foxcatcher," "Beyond the Lights," "The Homesman," "Interstellar," "The Theory of Everything," "Nightcrawler," "Big Hero 6," "Before I Go to Sleep," and "Horns.”

A Man of Great Vision

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Mary Somerville: “The universe is chaotic and you make us see it. You are a man of great vision, Mr. Turner.”

Unlikely scientist Mary Somerville offers her take on Turner’s abilities. In a time when she was not well accepted in her field, she recognizes how he too is breaking boundaries.
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The Anteroom

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Joseph Gillott: “Good morning, Mr. Turner.”
J.M.W. Turner: “No, it’s Billy”
Joseph Gillott: “Delighted you could join us.”
Henry William Pickersgill: “Damn fine spectacle this year, Billy!”
J.M.W. Turner: “Aha! A very fine day to you, Mr. Stothard.”
Thomas Stothard: “Ha, ha, ha, Mr. Turner, sir”
J.M.W. Turner: “Constable”
John Constable: “Turner”
J.M.W. Turner: “Jonesy! Gordo!”
George Jones: “William, the hanging committee, do you approve?”
J.M.W. Turner: “Did well”
George Jones: “Gratzi”
Joseph Gillott: “Does everything meet your satisfaction, Mr. Turner?”
J.M.W. Turner: “It does indeed, Mr. President. It’s a splendid cornucopia.”
Joseph Gillott: “Cornucopia?”
CR Leslie: “Good morning, Turner”
J.M.W. Turner: “Good morning to you, Mr. Leslie, Robbie”
David Roberts: “Good morning, Mr. Turner”
J.M.W. Turner: “My other piece, where is it located?”
CR Leslie: “We placed it in the anteroom.”
J.M.W. Turner: “Anteroom, argh”

J.M.W. Turner greets fellow artists and art patrons at a gallery. Really though, he’s after the placement of his piece and is not excited to hear it’s in the anteroom.
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Could Draw Before He Could Read

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William Turner: “My little lad could draw before he could read and write.”
J.M.W. Turner: “Daddy!”

J.M.W. Turner’s close relationship with his father is featured. The two lived together for 30 years, until William’s death.
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Exceedingly Beautiful

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J.M.W. Turner: “It’s exceedingly beautiful. Thank you.”
Hannah Danby: “Thank you, Mr. Turner”

J.M.W. Turner isn’t just a brilliant painter but also one who can recognize talented artists when he sees, or hears them. He recognizes Hannah’s ability to play the piano and expresses his admiration in a moment that highlights his unique relationship with his longtime housekeeper.
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