A Bigger Splash

Overview

A true oddity that cannot escape its dated origins, A Bigger Splash is a fictional film in which all the actors play themselves. David Hockney is a gay painter unable to work when he breaks up with a boyfriend, leading his friends and his art dealer to worry about him. Eventually, Hockney begins a new painting, using a swimming pool as a canvas, in which he draws a picture of a man floating in the pool while his lover stands outside and stares. Made in 1974 but unreleased until a decade later, A Bigger Splash ...
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Overview

A true oddity that cannot escape its dated origins, A Bigger Splash is a fictional film in which all the actors play themselves. David Hockney is a gay painter unable to work when he breaks up with a boyfriend, leading his friends and his art dealer to worry about him. Eventually, Hockney begins a new painting, using a swimming pool as a canvas, in which he draws a picture of a man floating in the pool while his lover stands outside and stares. Made in 1974 but unreleased until a decade later, A Bigger Splash paints a vivid picture of the "Swinging London" art and gay scenes of the early 1970s.
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Special Features

Interview with Jack Hazan; Photo gallery; Film notes; Traileres
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/18/2006
  • UPC: 720229912099
  • Original Release: 1974
  • Rating:

  • Source: First Run Features
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:45:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 47,860

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Hockney Himself
Peter Schlesinger Himself
Celia Birtwell Designer's Wife
Mo McDermott Friend
Henry Geldzahler Collector
Ossie Clark Dress Designer
Kasmin Dealer
Technical Credits
Jack Hazan Director, Cinematographer, Producer, Screenwriter
Greg Bailey Score Composer
Patrick Gowers Score Composer
David Mingay Editor, Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- A Bigger Splash
1. June 1973, Geneva [9:23]
2. When Love Goes Wrong [8:37]
3. September, 1971 [9:05]
4. Take My Picture [8:08]
5. Enjoying What I Do [7:56]
6. March, 1972 [11:42]
7. Suitable Lovelies [7:08]
8. Pressure Is On [12:27]
9. Late Night Swim [8:27]
10. The Lofty People [7:10]
11. Disapperaing Act [13:17]
12. Credits [1:11]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- A Bigger Splash
   Start Film
   Chapters
   Special Features
      Film Notes
      Interview With Director Jack Hazan
      Photo Gallery
      Trailer Gallery
         The Fluffer
         The Embalmer
         Agnes and His Brothers
         Before Stonewall
   First Run Features
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