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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.


Morgan Neville
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Credited cast:
Eve Babitz Eve Babitz ... Self
John Baldessari John Baldessari ... Self
Larry Bell Larry Bell ... Self
Billy Al Bengston Billy Al Bengston ... Self
Edmond Bereal Edmond Bereal ... Self
Irving Blum Irving Blum ... Self
Jeff Bridges ... Self - Narrator
Charles Brittin Charles Brittin ... Self
William Claxton William Claxton ... Self
Donald Factor Donald Factor ... Self
Sonia Gechtoff Sonia Gechtoff ... Self
Frank Gehry ... Self
Hal Glicksman Hal Glicksman ... Self
Peter Goulds Peter Goulds ... Self
Elyse Grinstein Elyse Grinstein ... Self


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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7 March 2008 (USA) See more »

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The Cool School: How L.A. Learned to Love Modern Art See more »


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