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  • Actors: Jackson Pollock, Ed Harris, Ruth Kligman, Lee Krasner, Neil Pearson
  • Directors: Teresa Griffiths
  • Producers: Teresa Griffiths, Andrea Miller
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Unknown)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: BBC
  • DVD Release Date: February 19, 2002
  • Run Time: 46 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005UQ7S
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #169,013 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Jackson Pollock - Love & Death on Long Island" on IMDb

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In the late forties Life magazine featured a shy, brooding artist with a cigarette jutting from his mouth as he stood dwarfed by a canvas displaying a nearly indescribable orchestration of chaos. Overnight, millions of Americans received this image in their homes and businesses, and the legend of Jackson Pollock was born. Soon his controversial work and defiant attitude made him at once the star and the scourge of the art world. In the end, his tragic death at the top of his career, cemented his image forever as the James Dean of artists. This documentary traces the life and work of Jackson Pollock through revealing interviews and archival footage. Among the voices that relate the legacy are Lee Krasner, Pollock's wife and fellow artist, and Ed Harris (director and star of the film Pollock).

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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Michael Freitag on October 12, 2000
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WOW! Though this is not actually the movie Pollock, and actually a 40 minute biography/precursor to the movie, it was wonderful! It had several interviews with freinds, fellow artists and other misc. aquaintences of Jackson's in it from Ruth Klingman to Kirk Varnedoe. They were short to the point and all very interesting, especially the Cedar Bar bar tender stories! In addition it had footage from the famous Hans Namuth movies of him at work and when he painted on glass while the camera was underneath(very hard to find footage!) This is a must to any Pollock freak. Caution there is some language unsuitable for classroom usage. Well worth the money if you like JP.
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I will watch / buy anything that has to do with Jackson Pollock... and this documentary definitely lived up to my expectations. I do wish it would have had more actual interviews with Pollock but then again he really wasn't one to give loads of interviews. lol This is definitely worth the watch if you are a Pollock fan!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ellery maze on February 11, 2010
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As an artist myself - I wish there was more emphasis on Jacksons actual creative process and the paintings themselves...instead of the drama of his personal life. However, I'm glad I own it and enjoy watching it.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rene Trujillo on September 19, 2010
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'The dot of birth!'
I used this quote in reference to Gorky as a starting point because they were contemporaries and were both on the verge of creating & contributing to something original; ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM. I enjoyed this short docu on this most important artist esp for us American painters. Painting up to then was dominated by the Europeans and we needed a new paradigm in order to respond to. Pollack took that 'dot' of reference and exploded it like atomic energy, like Jazz, like the horizontalness of the southwest...like the Navaho sand painters! A white shaman of virtuosity! An American original! Which exemplifies and satisfies the American 'individual' spirit! The old man in this piece is right; energy is the key to get up and do it again! Energy* pure and unequivocal energy!! AE is painting the inner world, the unconscious as Pollack would refer to again and again. (he was a Jungian) Paint what you fEEl, not what you sEE! Jackson tap into the collective unconscious of the American dreamer. Keep in mind the times; American interest in space flight, atomic energy, the vastness of the west of which he was from. American capitalism! Improvisational Jazz. A key component on his methodology! Now we've had 70 years more or less of this type of creating and the problem with painting from the unconscious or automatic imagery is it tends to repeat itself which I believed troubled Pollack. (I've given them all they want, what else do they want! - Pollack) One has to consider and incorporate change as Miles Davis ingeniously does and Wynton Marsalis does not!

'Light is action at a distant!' -Merleau-Ponty
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8 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Robin Simmons VINE VOICE on February 15, 2002
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Since documentaries are featured as extras on many DVDs, there's a growing appetite for this cinematic art form. Criterion is feeding that craving with a series of fascinating glimpses into extraordinary real lives.

The artistically apposite worlds of Jackson Pollock, and Robert Crumb are revealed in "JACKSON POLLOCK: LOVE AND DEATH ON LONG ISLAND" and "THE CONFESSIONS OF ROBERT CRUMB". Striking views of Pollock's work are commented on by artists including his wife, painter Lee Krasner. Ed Harris, the star and director of the Academy Award© winning film "Pollock" discusses Pollock's blazing rise to fame and his difficulties coping with it.

A sad look at the destructive, hyper life of a madman. Is being an artist, by definition, a kind of insanity?
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