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Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock? (2006)

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In this documentary, veteran filmmaker Harry Moses exposes the controversy in the world of high priced artwork. He paints a vivid picture of how art is bought and sold in America.

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In this documentary, veteran filmmaker Harry Moses exposes the controversy in the world of high priced artwork. He paints a vivid picture of how art is bought and sold in America.

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Fact or Fiction?
5 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was so beautifully shot and written, the characters are so larger than life it almost seems to be fiction.

Rarely does narration work so well in a documentary, but here kept me entertained and believing that the stakes were so high I almost thought it was a murder mystery! The many questions raised about fame, authenticity, and the absurdity of both the art world and the main character left me wanting more! The characters are so brilliant they seem to be caricatures played out by talented actors.

I throughly enjoyed this film and highly recommend it to documentary and art lovers alike.


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