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The Art of Influence (1998)

Divided in five parts, 'The Art of Influence' registers fifteen artists' impressions on the life and work of other artists that influenced them. Part one 'Performers on Performers' covers ... See full summary »

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Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg ... Herself
Cassandra Wilson ... Herself
Carlos Fuentes Carlos Fuentes ... Himself
Graciela Iturbide Graciela Iturbide ... Herself
Helen Frankenthaler Helen Frankenthaler ... Herself
Jackie Chan ... Himself
Athol Fugard ... Himself
Kenzaburô Oe ... Himself
Maguy Marin Maguy Marin ... Herself
Bill T. Jones ... Himself
Kenneth Anger ... Himself
Niu Bo Niu Bo ... Himself
Vitaly Komar Vitaly Komar ... Himself
Alex Melamid Alex Melamid ... Himself
Sinéad O'Connor ... Herself
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Divided in five parts, 'The Art of Influence' registers fifteen artists' impressions on the life and work of other artists that influenced them. Part one 'Performers on Performers' covers Salerno-Sonnenberg's opinions on Maria Callas, and Cassandra Wilson's on Miles Davis. In part two 'Ways of Seeing', Fuentes talks about Luis Buñuel, Iturbide about Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Frankenthaler about Jackson Pollock, and Jackie Chan about Bruce Lee's films, Buster Keaton's stunts, Charles Chaplin's humor, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Sylvester Stallone. Part three 'Breaking the Silence' is dedicated to Fugard's admiration for Bertolt Brecht, and Oe's for Günter Grass. Choreographers Marin and Jones reflect on the influences of, respectively, Samuel Beckett and Marcel Proust, in part four 'Choreographers on Writers'. The last part, 'Artist and Visionairies' registers Anger's opinion of Jean Cocteau, Bo's admiration for Marcel Duchamp, Komar and Melamid's memories of Andy Warhol, and O'Connor's ... Written by Edgar Soberón Torchia <estorchia@gmail.com

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1 October 1998 (USA) See more »

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