Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Thoughts on Pollock

-Pretty much got bumped up on my queue because this Reel Insight episode. So.

-A hardcore biopic of Jackson Pollock, the guy who, to this day, eggs on rich art students with carpal tunnel. Starring and directed by Ed Harris, with Marcia Gay Harden as his long-suffering wife Lee. Some Val Kilmer here, some Jennifer Connolly there, mostly in negligible parts.

-Shit, this guy was a dick at the end there.

-A fantastic biopic that foregoes any sentiment towards it's main character in favor of actual storytelling, picking and choosing where to pick up in his life (thankfully cutting out any shots to when he was a kid).