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High Art (1998)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  12 June 1998 (USA)
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A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.

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Syd, who lives with her boyfriend James, goes to complain to her neighbor about the leak in the ceiling. Her neigbor is photographer Lucy Berliner and Syd starts to fall in love with her. Written by Anonymous

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a story of ambition, sacrifice, seduction and other career moves.

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Rated R for strong sexuality, pervasive drug use and language | See all certifications »

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12 June 1998 (USA)  »

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High Art  »

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$47,499 (USA) (12 June 1998)

Gross:

$1,929,168 (USA) (11 September 1998)
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The character of Lucy Berliner (Ally Sheedy) was based on Nan Goldin's life and work. See more »

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Syd: This is intense...
Lucy: Is it?
Syd: I'm not usually like this
Lucy: Like what?
Syd: Nervous.
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Probably the best movie of the 90's
1 June 2004 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie was absolutely beautiful.

To begin with, the cinematography was a wonderful experiment. A variety of contemporary photographers were hired to shoot individual scenes or stills used in the movie. While this device could have left us with a fragmented feeling, it worked quite well to put us in the mind of characters who work in "art" photography.

The plot was poignant and difficult. While it could have left me unsatisfied with a Hollywood ending, it took a bolder route, which in the end was much more satisfying.

I felt that the acting was quite well done. This script could have led to a lot of really dreadful mugging for the camera, but the director got very specific performances from a talented cast.

Though not as widely acclaimed as "Laurel Canyon" I thought this movie was more satisfying. If you liked Canyon, this one definitely deserves to be seen.


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