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

PG-13 | | Documentary | 9 November 2006 (USA)
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:

Documentary

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

Gross USA:

$13,710

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,710
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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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Features Mildred Pierce (1945) See more »

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The movie is fun, not really meant to outrage anyone
15 July 2007 | by edstock707See all my reviews

This movie always keeps its tongue in its cheek. It could have made characters such as Hoving out to be despicable know-it-all who refuse to be wrong. The movie does have a "60 Minutes" feel to it, which is not surprising considering the involvement of Don Hewitt. A tendency to shade things might be expected, but really, no matter which side of the story one supports, there's plenty there to appreciate. Even the heavies in the film seem to be having a good time, maybe because they realize this isn't about some evil art forger trying to pass off a masterwork while bilking unsuspecting art lovers. It really is about the principles involved - and everyone in the movie truly does appear to be driven more by principle than anything else (with the exception of the sleazy art agent, perhaps).

If nothing else, the film should end up encouraging viewers to learn a bit more about art appreciation and art history. With the ongoing controversy about the Alex Matter alleged-Pollocks, the story is timely and provoking while remaining highly entertaining.

Side notes: I disagree that Teri Horton comes off as money-hungry. She reportedly turned down at least two multi-million dollar offers for the painting.

The comment in a previous review regarding her unwillingness to meet with Frankie Brown, the Pollock-esquire splatter artist, is a bit inaccurate. You can read more about him and Teri Horton at www.fine art registry.com/articles/

Further investigation into the matter by Paul Biro, the art forensics specialist, is reported at his web site (Biro fine art restoration).


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