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Pollock

(DVD - 2001)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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"Fellow artists and lovers Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner are at the center of New York's 1940's art scene, but as Krasner neglects her work to push Pollock's career forward, Pollock begins to unravel emotionally. Pollock and Krasner escape to the country to marry, and soon, Pollock creates the work that makes him the first internationally-famous modern painter in America. But with fame and fortune comes a volatile temper and severe self-doubt; before long, Pollock's life threatens to explode"--Container.
Title: Pollock
[videorecording]
Publisher: [Culver City, CA] : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2001], c2000
Edition: Special ed. widescreen version
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (123 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Peter M. Brant and Joseph Allen in association with Ed Harris and Fred Berner Films present a Brant-Allen Films production ; produced by Fred Berner, Ed Harris, Jon Kilik ; screenplay by Barbara Turner and Susan J. Emshwiller ; directed by Ed Harris
Notes: Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Special features: Ed Harris commentary; "making-of" documentary; Charlie Rose interview with Ed Harris; deleted scenes; filmographies; theatrical trailers; production notes; scene selections; link to official website
Based on "Jackson Pollock : an American saga" by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith
DVD release of the 2000 motion picture
Summary: "Fellow artists and lovers Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner are at the center of New York's 1940's art scene, but as Krasner neglects her work to push Pollock's career forward, Pollock begins to unravel emotionally. Pollock and Krasner escape to the country to marry, and soon, Pollock creates the work that makes him the first internationally-famous modern painter in America. But with fame and fortune comes a volatile temper and severe self-doubt; before long, Pollock's life threatens to explode"--Container.
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Awards, 2001: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Marcia Gay Harden)
ISBN: 0767867068
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama POLLOCK
Credits: Director of photography, Lisa Rinzler ; editor, Kathryn Himoff ; original score, Jeff Beal ; costume designer, Daniel C. Robinson ; production designer, Mark Friedberg.
Performers: Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden, Tom Bower, Jennifer Connelly, Bud Cort, John Heard, Val Kilmer, Robert Knott.
System Details: DVD, Dolby surround
Other Language: English soundtrack with English, French and Spanish subtitles
Subject Headings: Painters United States Biography Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984 Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956 Drama
Genre/Form: Biographical films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Topical Term: Painters
Publisher No: 06454 Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
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A biographical film which tells the story of American painter, Jackson Pollock. Marcia Gay Harden won an Academy Award for portraying Lee Krasner. Ed Harris was also nominated for his portrayal of Jackson Pollock.


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This film left me feeling like I had really been somewhere else than just watching a movie from my recliner. Very touching. It was a great film.

Jan 09, 2014
  • urbancityLIfe rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Ed Harris' portrayal of Pollock is enjoyable. I watched it as if it were a semi documentary on Pollock and his art. Anyone interested in that time period will find a good read in the biography: Jackson Pollock written by Evelyn Toynton (2012) which fleshes out Pollocks life and puts everything in its historical context. The modern art movement, artists struggles at the time and how abstract expressionism came to be.

Mar 16, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

One of the best films I have seen in this year. It was entertaining and interesting. Great performances a must see for all. Truly a really great movie worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.

Sep 05, 2008
  • pie rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A film based on the life of the troubled artist. Very interesting--very much enjoyed Marcia Gay Harden's role.

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Fellow artists and lovers Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner are at the center of New York's 1940's art scene, but as Krasner neglects her work to push Pollock's career forward, Pollock begins to unravel emotionally. Pollock and Krasner escape to the country to marry, and soon, Pollock creates the work that makes him the first internationally-famous modern painter in America. But with fame and fortune comes a volatile temper and severe self-doubt; before long, Pollock's life threatens to explode"--Container.
Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden, Tom Bower, Jennifer Connelly, Bud Cort, John Heard, Val Kilmer, Robert Knott, Amy Madigan.

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Mar 16, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” -George Washington

Mar 16, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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