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Movie: Entrapment
Painting: M-Maybe
Author: Roy Lichtenstein
About the film
Cast: Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ving Rhames, Will Patton
Actors in scene: Catherine Zeta-Jones
Country (movie): USA, Germany, United Kingdom
Genres: crime, drama, action
Director: Jon Amiel
Writers: William Broyles Jr., Ronald Bass
Time of scene: 00:04:02
Release year: 1999
About the painting
Title: M-Maybe
Author: Roy Lichtenstein
Date of creation: 1965
Size: large
Artist's country: USA
Room: office
Room colors: brown, gray, yellow
Color: white, yellow, orange
Additional information:

M-Maybe depicts an attractive girl, which is typical of Lichtenstein’s romance comics adaptations. As is a common theme among these works, she awaits a man in a vague but urban setting. The thought bubble reads “M–Maybe he became ill and couldn’t leave the studio”. The text and her expression jointly capture her continuing worry and anticipation. David Britt likens the work to Victorian narrative painting because Lichtenstein invites much speculation with the work, including the identities of the present and absent subjects of the work as well as the “nature of the situation”. I.e, what might be holding up his arrival.