Cool School

Cool School

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Director: Morgan Neville

Cast: Morgan Neville, John Baldessari, Dennis Hopper, Robert Irwin

     
 

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New York City has long been regarded as the heart of the American art movement, but near the end of the 1940s, as the post-war rise of Abstract Expressionism became the new wave of painting in the United States, a small but determined band of painters, curators, and collectors on the West Coast were determined to make themselves known. Filmmaker Morgan Neville… See more details below

Overview

New York City has long been regarded as the heart of the American art movement, but near the end of the 1940s, as the post-war rise of Abstract Expressionism became the new wave of painting in the United States, a small but determined band of painters, curators, and collectors on the West Coast were determined to make themselves known. Filmmaker Morgan Neville examines the rise of the Los Angeles art scene and how it brought a new and vigorously American slant to contemporary painting in the documentary The Cool School. Neville profiles Walter Hopps and Irving Blum, owners of the Ferus Gallery, which championed the new school of Los Angeles art; sculptors Ed Kienholz and Larry Bell; and painters Ed Ruscha, John Altoon, and Billy Al Bengston, all of whom were championed by the Ferus Gallery; architect Frank Gehry, whose ideas dovetailed with those of the new L.A. artists; and Dennis Hopper and Dean Stockwell, actors and Hollywood bohemians whose love of the new L.A. art (and willingness to buy pieces) provided crucial support for a struggling movement. Jeff Bridges serves as narrator.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/16/2010
UPC:
0767685214763
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
NR
Source:
New Video Group
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:25:00
Sales rank:
27,817

Special Features

Walter Hopps on "Walter Hopps, Hopps, Hopps" by Ed Kienholz; The World of Ed Kienholz; Ferus artists reunion

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Baldessari Participant
Dennis Hopper Participant
Robert Irwin Participant
Jeff Bridges Narrator
Frank Gehry Participant
Edward Ruscha Participant
Dean Stockwell Participant
David LaFaille Participant
Walter Hopps Participant
Peter Plagens Participant
Ed Bereal Participant
William Claxton Participant
Irving Blum Participant
Billy Al Bengston Participant
Eddie Moses Participant
Larry Bell Participant
Ed Kienholz Participant
Ken Price Participant

Technical Credits
Morgan Neville Director,Cinematographer,Producer,Screenwriter
Terry Chatkupt Associate Producer
Dan "Bjorn Turoque" Crane Score Composer
David Davis Executive Producer
Sally Jo Fifer Executive Producer
Stephanie Henderson Associate Producer
Michael Kowalski Sound/Sound Designer
Kristine McKenna Producer,Screenwriter
Cedd Moses Executive Producer
Chris Perkel Cinematographer,Editor
Dylan Robertson Cinematographer,Co-producer,Editor
William Ungerman Score Composer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Cool School
1. The Spark [6:37]
2. The Engine [5:45]
3. Backwater of Bohemia [7:58]
4. LA Scene [10:09]
5. The New Ferus [4:52]
6. Providence [5:51]
7. Something Different [5:26]
8. Machismo [7:25]
9. Pop Art [9:28]
10. Public Opinion [7:19]
11. Money and Art [6:54]
12. The Impact [2:53]
13. Looking Back [3:32]
14. Credits [:51]

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