Art School Confidential

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Overview

Filmmaker Terry Zwigoff and comic artist and screenwriter Daniel Clowes, who collaborated for the acclaimed 2001 comedy-drama Ghost World, team up once again for this offbeat satire. Jerome Max Minghella is an aspiring artist who arrives at a prestigious East Coast art institute to study. While Jerome enjoys daydreams of becoming the best-respected painter on Earth and winning the hearts of his female classmates, he soon learns the sad truth -- his "cool artist" act is old hat in the big city, and as he's ...
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Overview

Filmmaker Terry Zwigoff and comic artist and screenwriter Daniel Clowes, who collaborated for the acclaimed 2001 comedy-drama Ghost World, team up once again for this offbeat satire. Jerome Max Minghella is an aspiring artist who arrives at a prestigious East Coast art institute to study. While Jerome enjoys daydreams of becoming the best-respected painter on Earth and winning the hearts of his female classmates, he soon learns the sad truth -- his "cool artist" act is old hat in the big city, and as he's surrounded by every art school cliché on Earth, practically nothing about him stands out. Determined to be recognized whatever the consequences, Jerome maps out a bizarre plan to become famous that has some unexpected consequences. Loosely adapted from a story in Clowes' comic book Eightball, Art School Confidential also stars John Malkovich, Jim Broadbent, Anjelica Huston, and Sophia Myles.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Deleted Scenes; Blooper Reel; Making of Art School Confidential; Sundance Featurette
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Director Terry Zwigoff's second collaboration with graphic novelist Daniel Clowes isn't quite as magical as their earlier Ghost World, but the decidedly cynical Art School Confidential offers a surfeit of biting observations about the contemporary art scene. Max Minghella portrays Jerome Platz, a somewhat timid student whose has parlayed modest drawing ability into an admission to a distinguished, trendy art school. His enthusiasm is quickly tempered by a series of encounters with frustrated teachers, highly competitive classmates, and arrogant graduates. Of course, his real problem is that he's hopefully smitten with the notoriously fickle Audrey (Sophia Myles), a nude model who poses in his life-drawing class. Zwigoff ruthlessly skewers the art world's poseurs, whose chief representatives in this film are the pompous but marginally talented teacher played by John Malkovich and Adam Scott’s arrogant sell-out. The film's comedic tone recedes in the third act, but that's a welcome development in that it presages a totally unexpected denouement. No stranger to the eccentricities of artists and their loyal acolytes -- after all, he directed the documentary Crumb, which focused on the oddball icon of the underground-comics scene -- Zwigoff is the perfect director to take on an inflated subject practically begging to be popped.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2012
  • UPC: 883904274056
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:42:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Max Minghella Jerome Platz
Sophia Myles Audrey
John Malkovich Professor Sandford
Jim Broadbent Jimmy
Matt Keeslar Jonah
Ethan Suplee Vince
Joel David Moore Bardo
Nick Swardson Matthew
Anjelica Huston Sophie
Adam Scott Marvin Bushmiller
Jack Ong Professor Okamura
Michael Lerner Art Dealer
Katherine Moennig Candace
Lauren Lee Smith Beat Girl
Jeremy Guskin Eno
Jeanette Brox Shilo
Monika Ramnath Flower
Isaac Laskin Kiss-Ass
Scoot McNairy Army Jacket
Finneus Egan Vegan
Shelly Cole Filthy-Haired Girl
Jean St. James Mom
Cristen Coppen Preppy Girl
Michael Shamus Wiles Donald Baumgarten
Paul Collins Professor David Zipkin
Ezra Buzzington Leslie (Male Model)
Kimi Reichenberg Suburban Girl
Alexander Ryan Nympho
Travis Walck Richard Natwick
Roxanne Hart Mom Platz
Osman Soykut Dad Platz
Katija Pevec Cynthia Platz
Brian Turk Cliffy (Cousin)
Edith Jefferson Doddering Aunt
Roxanne Day Marie (Jonah's Wife)
Marshall Bell Lonny
Marc Vann Kevin
Chris L. McKenna Mikey, Vince's Editor
Zach Maurer Young Jerome
Charlie Talbert Vince's Editor
John Bliss Vince's Grandpa
Technical Credits
Terry Zwigoff Director
Chase Bailey Executive Producer
Peter Borck Art Director
Joe Camp III Asst. Director
Billy Clevenger Camera Operator
Daniel Clowes Co-producer, Screenwriter
Howard Cummings Production Designer
Shelly Darden Associate Producer
David Forrest Makeup
Lianne Halfon Producer
Barbara Hall Executive Producer, Production Manager
Barbara Hall Executive Producer
Betsy Heimann Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Hoffman Editor
Jamie Anderson Cinematographer
David Kitay Score Composer
Cassandra Kulukundis Casting
John Malkovich Producer
Russell Smith Producer
Mark Weingarten Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Art School Confidential
1. Arriving On Campus [5:12]
2. Getting Acquainted [1:07]
3. Rumor Report [2:37]
4. First Pose [3:36]
5. Art Attraction [3:14]
6. Girl Talk [1:19]
7. Questioning Art [3:45]
8. Lucky Day [4:00]
9. Skill Of The Trade [4:08]
10. Constructive Criticism [3:41]
11. Gallery Outing [2:51]
12. Making The Rounds [3:56]
13. Deadline For Greatness [3:30]
14. Old Or New [3:45]
15. Someone Else Is Singing [2:14]
16. Strangling News [3:08]
17. Thanksgiving [2:01]
18. Essential Experimenting [3:49]
19. New Look [4:03]
20. Invite Only [3:37]
21. Words Of Wisdom [4:09]
22. Subject Of Discussion [3:19]
23. Seeking Inspiration [:57]
24. Art School Confession [3:44]
25. Taking The Prize [3:48]
26. Final Survey [2:24]
27. Blown Cover [4:10]
28. Art Appreciation [4:32]
1. The Richard Natwick Story [5:12]
1. Suburban Girl [1:07]
1. Rockness [2:37]
1. Basketball [3:36]
1. Art Dorks [3:14]
1. More Of Candice And Audrey [1:19]
1. Jerome And Mom Platz [3:45]
1. Will You Be My Girlfriend? [4:00]
1. Picnic With Jonah [4:08]
1. Sex With Your Mother's Corpse [3:41]
1. Pissing Contest [2:51]
1. Smashing Painting [3:56]
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Menu

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         The Quiet
         American Hardcore
         Friends With Money
         The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada
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         The Devil And Daniel Johnston
         Crumb
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         Stranger Than Fiction
         The Pursuit Of Happyness
         Marie Antoinette
         The Holiday
   Previews
      Quinceañera
      Volver
      The Quiet
      American Hardcore
      Friends With Money
      The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada
      Who Killed The Electric Car?
      Sketches Of Frank Gehry
      Caché
      The Devil And Daniel Johnston
      Crumb
      Curse Of The Golden Flower
      Stranger Than Fiction
      The Pursuit Of Happyness
      Marie Antoinette
      The Holiday
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Skip It

    Is it a murder mystery? A love story? A spoof on art school? We'll never know, because the movie doesn't even know. Don't be fooled into thinking Malkovich makes this worthwhile. 2 hours of my life I'll never get back.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Artists Galore

    Amazing, what characters you meet in a comedy about an art institution added with a serial killer twist. Did I mention Jon Malkovich was in it?

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