One aspect of his meticulous painting technique was Vermeer's choice of pigments.  He is best known for his frequent use of the very expensive ultramarine ( The Milkmaid ), and also lead-tin-yellow ( A Lady Writing a Letter ), madder lake ( Christ in the House of Martha and Mary ), and vermilion . He also painted with ochres , bone black and azurite .  The claim that he utilized Indian yellow in Woman Holding a Balance  has been disproven by later pigment analysis. 
It is the favorite Cronenberg film of Korean director Chan-wook Park  and was voted for in the 2002 Sight & Sound poll by Lalitha Gopalan.  In 1999, Rolling Stone listed Dead Ringers as 95th on their list of "100 Maverick Movies".  Total Film placed Dead Ringers 35th on their list of the "50 Greatest Horror Movies of All Time"  while Entertainment Weekly placed it 20th on their list of "The 25 scariest movies of all time".  It was named one of "The Top 10 'True-Story' Horror Movies of All-time!" by Bloody Disgusting .