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The Dali and the Cooper 

The incredible story of a fascinating and weird few days in 1970s New York between the artist and his new found muse; one which led to the creation an extraordinary work of art involving a chocolate éclair and a brain.

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Roger Drew, Ed Dyson
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Episode credited cast:
David Suchet ... Salvador Dali
Noel Fielding ... Alice Cooper
Paul Kaye ... Shep Gordon
Sheila Hancock ... Gala Dali
Serge Pizzorno ... Limousine Steve (as Sergio Pizzorno)
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Alice Cooper ... Self
Kirk Lake Kirk Lake ... Bob The Journalist
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The incredible story of a fascinating and weird few days in 1970s New York between the artist and his new found muse; one which led to the creation an extraordinary work of art involving a chocolate éclair and a brain.

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Probably a lot more truth than fiction! And, it might help to be high when you watch it! I sure wish I had been!!
4 August 2020 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

If you watch "The Dali and the Cooper", you'll probably think that it's all fiction....very, very strange and warped fiction. However, I've seen some documentaries on Salvador Dali and heard Alice Cooper talk about their meeting....and so the weirdness of this short film doesn't come as any surprise. In the documentaries, I heard Cooper describe Dali as 'the strangest person I've ever met'....and that's saying a lot!! Combine this with Surrealism and you've got a weird confection!

The story stars British comedian Noel Fielding as Alice Cooper. It's rather funny to listen to Fielding trying out an American accent. And, Dali is played by David Suchet...the man most familiar for playing Hercule Poirot...a man about as different from Dali as I could imagine! There also is Cooper's manager (Paul Kaye) and Gala's dominatrix-like wife, Gala (Sheila Hancock)...and Gala was one interesting lady!

As I watched, my wife exclaimed "What IS this?!"....and I can only assume MOST people would react this way. The film is NOT for the average viewer and is incredibly bizarre and confusing...because Dali and his wife were incredibly bizarre and confusing!

Overall, it's like being a fly on the wall during one of the strangest collaborations in history. Hard to describe but a must-see for folks who admire Dali. And, if you do watch, understand that they way they portray Gala is probably a lot nicer than the real-life Gala! Also, throughout the film, you see 'Cooper' drinking beer almost constantly, which was the case with him back in the days before he embraced sobriety.


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English

Release Date:

3 May 2018 (UK) See more »

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Me + You Productions See more »
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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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