A Bigger Splash (1997)

Bigger Splash
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 45mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
David Mingay Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Jack Hazan Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Jack Hazan Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Jack Hazan Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Jack Hazan Director n/a 2 2000001
David Mingay Editor n/a 172 7000001
Patrick Gowers Composer music composer 120836 8000001
Colin Richards Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Greg Bailey Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Greg Bailey Music n/a 120781 8000003
Batti Mamzelle Music rock music 120781 8000002
Edward Kalinski Actor n/a 1 1000014
Joe McDonald Actor n/a 1 1000013
Mo McDermott Actor A Friend 1 1000005
Henry Geldzahler Actor Collector 1 1000006
Celia Birtwell Actor Ossie Clark's Wife 1 1000004
Ossie Clark Actor English Dress Designer 1 1000003
Peter Schlesinger Actor The Painter's Friend 1 1000002
Kasmin Actor Dealer 1 1000007
Mike Sida Actor n/a 1 1000008
Nick Wilder Actor n/a 1 1000012
Betty Freeman Actor n/a 1 1000011
Patrick Procktor Actor n/a 1 1000010
Susan Brustman Actor n/a 1 1000009
David Hockney Actor The Painter 1 1000001
Synopsis
Jack Hazan traces the life and work of David Hockney, perhaps the most exploitable of British artists, and his role in the art movement of Los Angeles. The central focus of "A Bigger Splash" is the breakup between Hockney and Peter Schlesinger, a fellow artist. Hockney concentrates on a huge portrait of Peter but finds his tormented emotional state getting in the way. In a fit of anguish and rage he destroys the canvas that he had been working on for months. After a brief encounter with Peter in London, Hockney feels compelled to rework the portrait and finishes it within weeks.