Pollock (2000)

April 16, 2016

And while we’re on the subject of Hollywood biopics, let’s mention another prominent work on one of America’s most favorite artists – Jackson Pollock.

The film Pollock from 2000 was a brainchild of Ed Harris who did not only direct the movie but also starred as the main protagonist and even did all the painting in the film. An interesting thing about the film, and what separates it from other similar achievements, is that even though it is based on a biography it moves its focus from the artist’s persona to the specifics of his creative process.

Perhaps this is one of the reasons why it was positively received by art enthusiasts.