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

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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Cast

Cast overview:
Teri Horton Teri Horton ... Herself
Tod M. Volpe Tod M. Volpe ... Himself (as Tod Volpe)
Ben Heller Ben Heller ... Himself
Nick Carone Nick Carone ... Himself
John Myatt John Myatt ... Himself
Peter Paul Biro Peter Paul Biro ... Himself
Thomas Hoving Thomas Hoving ... Himself
Jeffrey Bergen Jeffrey Bergen ... Himself
Joseph D. Beam Joseph D. Beam ... Himself (as Joe Beam)
Judy Hill Judy Hill ... Herself
Teri Paquin Teri Paquin ... Herself
Bill Page Bill Page ... Himself
Ron Spencer Ron Spencer ... Himself
Allan Stone Allan Stone ... Himself
Adrienne Wilde Adrienne Wilde ... Herself
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She paid five bucks for it. Now she's asking fifty million. See more »

Genres:

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,571, 24 November 2006
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

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 White Heat (1949) See more »

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A Story About Art, Investigation, and Social Class
2 April 2010 | by treeskier802See all my reviews

This documentary is one of the most interesting ones I have ever seen. It's about an elderly woman who happens to drive a 16-wheeler truck for a living and who lives in a trailer park who buys what she believes is a Jackson Pollock painting from a thrift shop for $5. When she takes the painting to renowned art dealers, she is met with snobbery and disbelief that the painting is authentic. It's as much a tale about the clashing of the ultra rich high class society versus the the low class and least cultured society. There is a nice scene where a country musician sings to the woman and a group of her friends as they munch on chicken wings, smoke cigarettes and drink beer. On the flip side, the art experts all talk in pompous-accents. The most intriguing element of the story, however, is the forensic investigator who the woman hires to see if there is any evidence that can link Pollock to the painting. This documentary is a must see. Rating 8 of 10 stars.


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