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One of the strangest, most original and visually provocative films, A BIGGER SPLASH is a "captivating, shimmeringly beautiful" film (L.A. Times) featuring British artist David Hockney.
1971: David Hockney is well on his way to art world super-stardom. Filmmaker Jack Hazan, camera rolling, follows Hockney from London to New York to Los Angeles- capturing the artist as he struggles to create what would prove to be some of his most enduring works: those featuring Hockney's model and lover, Peter Schlesinger.
Straddling the boundary between documentary and fiction, A BIGGER SPLASH tells the story of Hockney's breakup with Schlesinger and its effect on Hockney, his work, and his close circle of friends. Originally banned for a notorious scene of homosexual intimacy, this award-winning film, "at once precise and dreamlike," is a unique document of a time and place, a lifestyle, and the artistic process, unlike anything made before or since.
An astute look at last ripple of the 'Swinging London' set. Lensed brilliantly. . .with style and taste. --Variety
Joyful, truly exciting… will linger long in the memory. --Gay News
A startler, partly in its extraordinary beauty of colour and image, partly in its homosexual frankness. --The Sunday Times (UK)
A true oddity that cannot escape its dated origins, A Bigger Splash is a fictional film in which all the actors play themselves. Read more
Decent but somewhat solipsistic film. Mainly focuses on the two objects of Hockney's affection: himself and Schlesinger. Read morePublished 29 days ago by JOHN FARMER
Kinda boring. Really need to be interested in a long drawn out documentary.Published 2 months ago by Jay L. Davis