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The Cool School (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 7 March 2008 (USA)
How LA Learned to Love Modern Art. A lesson in how a few renegade artists built an art scene from scratch.

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Credited cast:
Eve Babitz Eve Babitz ... Herself
John Baldessari John Baldessari ... Himself
Larry Bell Larry Bell ... Himself
Billy Al Bengston Billy Al Bengston ... Himself
Edmond Bereal Edmond Bereal ... Himself
Irving Blum Irving Blum ... Himself
Jeff Bridges ... Himself - Narrator
Charles Brittin Charles Brittin ... Himself
William Claxton William Claxton ... Himself
Donald Factor Donald Factor ... Himself
Sonia Gechtoff Sonia Gechtoff ... Herself
Frank Gehry ... Himself
Hal Glicksman Hal Glicksman ... Himself
Peter Goulds Peter Goulds ... Himself
Elyse Grinstein Elyse Grinstein ... Herself
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How LA Learned to Love Modern Art. A lesson in how a few renegade artists built an art scene from scratch.

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for genuine art lover's with too much time on their hands only
20 August 2008 | by soutexmexSee all my reviews

You REALLY, REALLY have to be an art lover to like this documentary. I mean, I thought after the glacial pacing that maybe I would learn something new about art and I did. But not enough to slog through after the first 10 - 15 minutes. I just couldn't take it anymore. Yes, I agree these guys/gals made their artistic bones on the west coast and need to be recognized but they deserved a better presentation as a whole. Even the celebrity cameos felt limp. I was more interested in the brand of cigars they were smoking than in the subject they were discussing. I flipped back to view what I had recorded from the History Channel to finish my night.


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