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

PG-13 | | Documentary | 9 November 2006 (USA)
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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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Harry Morgan Moses (as Harry Moses)

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Harry Morgan Moses (as Harry Moses)

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Teri Horton Teri Horton ... Self
Tod M. Volpe Tod M. Volpe ... Self (as Tod Volpe)
Ben Heller Ben Heller ... Self
Nick Carone Nick Carone ... Self
John Myatt John Myatt ... Self
Peter Paul Biro Peter Paul Biro ... Self
Thomas Hoving Thomas Hoving ... Self
Jeffrey Bergen Jeffrey Bergen ... Self
Joseph D. Beam Joseph D. Beam ... Self (as Joe Beam)
Judy Hill Judy Hill ... Self
Teri Paquin Teri Paquin ... Self
Bill Page Bill Page ... Self
Ron Spencer Ron Spencer ... Self
Allan Stone Allan Stone ... Self
Adrienne Wilde Adrienne Wilde ... Self
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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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She paid five bucks for it. Now she's asking fifty million. See more »

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Documentary

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Rated PG-13 for some language | See all certifications »

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Teri Horton: Everybody knows that a fairy tale starts out 'Once Upon a Time', but a truck drivers tale starts out you 'ain't gonna believe this shit'!
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Tell Me If I Like This Movie. . .
29 May 2007 | by vegasiteSee all my reviews

There's this old joke about a small town exhibit of Norman Rockwell paintings where a snobbish big city critic is trashing the art at every turn.

"We know why you don't like this art". says a local.

"And why is that?" asks the critic.

"Because we don't need you to tell us if it's any good!"

And thus, this film begs the question, "Is collecting modern art about art or collecting autographs?"

This HBO documentary details the adventures of Teri Horton (Tugboat Annie of the Trailer Park and professional dumpster diver); a small town gal finding herself in possession of what might very well be an original Jackson Pollock potentially worth millions and sets out to prove its authenticity. Herein lies the rub of modern art; "If you don't know who did it, is it any good"? We watch as the painting is wagged from pompous art critics to curious aficionados, business persons and forensic specialists each with their own take and assessment of authenticity. Little of which has anything to do with the actual art on the canvas.

Here is a fascinating look at the facade of modern art and the stuffed shirts who make cowardly proclamations regarding authenticity while avoiding the content of the painting itself.

Interesting stuff whether you like modern art or not; and while Ms. Horton's rural irascibility wears mighty thin by the end of the film, there's enough fun and insight to give anyone an art lesson.


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Official Sites:

Picturehouse

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Finding Jackson Pollock See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,526, 19 November 2006

Gross USA:

$13,710

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,710
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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