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Offlinefrogsheath
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Pollock
    #659873 - 06/03/02 02:37 AM (21 years, 10 months ago)

Anybody seen the movie with Ed Harris? I just did and I think it's great. What a messed up person Pollock was!

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Re: Pollock [Re: frogsheath]
    #660637 - 06/03/02 12:20 PM (21 years, 10 months ago)

ahh... i remember when i was jackson pollock...


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Re: Pollock [Re: zepphead]
    #660708 - 06/03/02 01:06 PM (21 years, 10 months ago)

Hee hee hee. I understand. Thank god you survived!

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Re: Pollock [Re: frogsheath]
    #662714 - 06/04/02 12:33 PM (21 years, 10 months ago)

Yeah, I thought they did a great job on that one! Made me want to paint again, and not many movies do that...


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Re: Pollock [Re: Papaver]
    #662738 - 06/04/02 12:48 PM (21 years, 10 months ago)

Yeah, the painting scenes were well done. I liked Ed Harris's portrayal. My favorite scene is when he went to the general store and traded a painting for a case of beer then rides the bike home while drinking it. I also liked Marcia Gay Harden's Lee Krassner. I can't think of anything they did wrong in that film. It's a fucking masterpiece in it's own right. I could be wrong though. I was riveted. People like that are really interesting.

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Re: Pollock [Re: frogsheath]
    #662889 - 06/04/02 02:36 PM (21 years, 10 months ago)

> Yeah, the painting scenes were well done.

The best! Evidently, Ed Harris spent months practicing his painting moves. They also spent a lot of time recreating all of the paintings.

> I liked Ed Harris's portrayal. My favorite scene is when he went to the general store and traded a painting for a case of beer then rides the bike home while drinking it.

And then he drops the case of beer. It was so tragic, you really felt for the guy!

> I also liked Marcia Gay Harden's Lee Krassner.

Yeah, she was wonderful. Very cool and sexy!

> I can't think of anything they did wrong in that film.

Painting was my major in college, and I cut my teeth on the Abstract Expressionists like Pollock, deKooning, Kline, et al, and I also read the biography it was based on, and I thought they did an insanely excellent job on that movie.

Like I said, it made me want to paint -- especially the Guggenheim Mural scene -- and I think that?s a major accomplishment for a movie.


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Re: Pollock [Re: Papaver]
    #663472 - 06/05/02 01:18 AM (21 years, 10 months ago)

>The best! Evidently, Ed Harris spent months practicing his painting moves. They also spent a lot of time recreating all of the paintings.

I thought so. They looked better than the usual prop paintings you get in movies. It was inspiring to watch him paint too. Funny thing about Pollock --I am pretty ignorant about him but after seeing this film I have strong feelings about his character --I hate people like him and yet I kind of admire his integrity at the same time. He really was an asshole to just about everybody including himself. I almost feel sorry for him but I don't.
I am somewhat inspired to paint by his character too. I can certainly relate with his drinking problem. I'm not quite that bad but I understand the Dionysiac tendencies in (or surrounding) making art. Thank god we have mushrooms and pot today. I assume they weren't as common then. Anyway, there is a lot to learn from that dude's story (for me). Yeah, I think it's a major accomplishment in filmmaking.

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Re: Pollock [Re: frogsheath]
    #663703 - 06/05/02 05:53 AM (21 years, 10 months ago)

> I hate people like him and yet I kind of admire his integrity at the same time. He really was an asshole to just about everybody including himself

Unfortunately, many great artists, writers, musicians are assholes. Picasso, evidently, was quite a jerk socially as well. It seems to be an insecurity-driven ego type of thing. I just try and overlook and focus on the work. Alcohol also seems to take a personality with jerk potential and really allow it to flower and blossom

> Yeah, I think it's a major accomplishment in filmmaking.

I totally agree!


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