Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

Director: David Hinton

Cast: David Hinton, Francis Bacon, Melvyn Bragg, John Normington

     
 

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Part of The South Bank Show series, David Hinton directs this BBC documentary about British painter Francis Bacon, known for his horrifying portraits of humanity. The program consists of a series of conversations between Bacon and interviewer Melvyn Bragg, starting with commentary during a side-show presentation at the Tate Gallery in London. Later in theSee more details below

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Part of The South Bank Show series, David Hinton directs this BBC documentary about British painter Francis Bacon, known for his horrifying portraits of humanity. The program consists of a series of conversations between Bacon and interviewer Melvyn Bragg, starting with commentary during a side-show presentation at the Tate Gallery in London. Later in the evening, Bacon is followed through various bars hanging out, drinking, and gambling. In another segment, Bacon provides a tour of his painting studio and a glimpse at his reference photographs of distorted humans. The artist discusses his theories, influences, and obsessions. This title won an International Emmy Award in 1985.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/06/2001
UPC:
0014381926422
Original Release:
1985
Rating:
NR
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[monaural]
Time:
0:55:00

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Chapter Index.
0. Chapter Index.
1. Introduction: Childhood.
2. Analysis.
3. Chaos.
4. Photography.
5. Images of Realism and Sensation.
6. Painting Flesh.
7. Socializing.
8. Portraits of Mortality.
9. Risk and Reality.
10. End Credits.

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