This movie covers the life of Jackson Pollock
when he was an abstract painter living in New York City.
He meets fellow artist, Lee Krasner, and
they become lovers. This relationship is the focus of the film.
As success rages so does Pollock's ego
and drinking. Then he discovers his famous drip-and-splash technique,
and the whole art scene changes for him.
is a film about a painter in which we really get to see the artist
paint. So, check this one out--it's a good, true drama that gets
Jackson Pollock was a manic depressive
who soothed his artistic angst with bouts of alcohol and activity.
Ed Harris embodies Pollock brilliantly,
both as actor and director. But as good as this film is, and
at times it is magnificent, it is also disappointing--as we never
find out what it was that tormented this man toward genius and
ultimately self destruction.
Still it is a splendid biography of a great
American artist and well worth seeing.
Ed Harris gives an Oscar-nominating performance
in the movie Pollock. He depicts the torment and inner
turmoil of his painting.
Films about the torture of creation usually
require a villain. This director's variation is a bit more complicated.
He takes on both sides with full awareness that the role of own
worst enemy was played by none other than himself.
In 1949 the famous Life Magazine
featured an article that celebrated the revolutionary Jackson
Pollock as the most vital force American painting.