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Beautiful Losers (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 2 August 2008 (Japan)
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This documentary follows the lives and careers of a collective group of Do-it-yourself artists and designers who inadvertently affected the art world.

Directors:

Aaron Rose, Joshua Leonard (co-director)

Writer:

Arty Nelson
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Cast

Credited cast:
Thomas Campbell Thomas Campbell ... Himself
Shepard Fairey ... Himself
Jo Jackson Jo Jackson ... Herself
Chris Johanson Chris Johanson ... Himself
Margaret Kilgallen Margaret Kilgallen ... Herself
Harmony Korine ... Himself
Geoff McFetridge Geoff McFetridge ... Himself
Barry McGee Barry McGee ... Himself
Mike Mills ... Himself
Stephen Powers II Stephen Powers II ... Himself
Claire E. Rojas Claire E. Rojas ... Herself
Aaron Rose ... Himself
Deanna Templeton Deanna Templeton ... Herself
Ed Templeton Ed Templeton ... Himself
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The greatest cultural accomplishments in history have never been the result of the brainstorms of marketing men, corporate focus groups, or any homogenized methods; they have always happened organically. More often than not, these manifestations have been the result of a few like-minded people coming together to create something new and original for no other purposethan a common love of doing it. In the 1990s, a loose-knit group of American artists and creators, many just out of their teens, began their careers in just such a way. Influenced by the popular underground youth subcultures of the day, such as skateboarding, graffiti, street fashion and independent music, artists like Shepard Fairey, Mark Gonzales, Spike Jonze, Margaret Kilgallen, Mike Mills, Barry McGee, Phil Frost, Chris Johanson, Harmony Korine, and Ed Templeton began to create art that reflected the lifestyles they led. Many had no formal training and almost no conception of the inner workings of the art world. They ... Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Make Something From Nothing

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 2008 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Прекрасные неудачники See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,607, 10 August 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$56,386, 21 September 2008
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Quotes

Shepard Fairey: Freedom of the press is guaranteed to those who own one.
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Featured in Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) See more »

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Hard Ass
Performed by Money Mark
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Great film but not for kids
23 January 2010 | by ralphabetSee all my reviews

I loved it, I hated it. I found the stories fascinating. I loved the art. It was well done. It was great to see all the stories of artists I have admired. I didn't like the language or nudity throughout the whole film. I realize that Aaron Rose was going for the edgy raw feel to the film but I think it would have had that same feeling without all the F- Bombs and nudity. I think this could inspire a whole new generation of artists but I won't be showing this to any young aspiring artists. I like that it sends the message that an artist should just be himself/herself and not worry about what the world feels you should be. It will inspire you to make some art.


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