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Francis Bacon
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Francis Bacon

Director: David Hinton

Cast: 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 the

Overview

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:
06/23/2009
UPC:
0807280063493
Original Release:
1985
Rating:
NR
Source:
Arthaus Musik
Region Code:
0
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
0:55:00

Special Features

Picture gallery; Trailer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Francis Bacon
1. Insights [13:08]
2. Studio Visit [10:04]
3. Bacon's Models [4:28]
4. Disturbing Paintings [9:11]
5. Portraits [10:05]
6. Luck and Pain [7:02]

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