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Overview

Pollock

Pollock, the portrait of the troubled and self-destructive artist Jackson Pollock, makes its way to DVD and Columbia/TriStar should be commended for the fine disc they've produced. The image, which uses an anamorphic transfer framed at 1.85:1, is outstanding, with only a small number of distracting elements. Colors are bright and well saturated, but the most effective part of the transfer might just be the flesh tones, which are near perfectly reproduced. The 5.0 English track is certainly adequate for a film like this, though there is no use of the surrounds and only a limited amount of sound from the front left and right speakers. As for extra material, this disc has a good selection of rather impressive features. First up is a commentary track from the very soft-spoken director/actor Ed Harris. Though at times he mumbles and is difficult to understand, his love for art and filmmaking is evident. Equally important, though relatively short, is an excellent 20-minute featurette covering many aspects of the production. Also included is the Charlie Rose interview with Harris where he goes into even more detail about his passion for the artist and the desire to get this project made. Four deleted scenes, along with two trailers and some filmographies, round out this nice special edition.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/24/2001
UPC: 0043396064546
Original Release: 2000
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:02:00
Sales rank: 23,325

Special Features

Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video; Widescreen presentation; Audio: English 5.0 [Dolby Digital] and 2-channel [Dolby Surround]; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; Ed Harris commentary; Making-of documentary; Theatrical trailers; Link to website; Charlie Rose interview with Ed Harris; Deleted scenes; Filmographies; Interactive menus; Production notes; Scene selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ed Harris Jackson Pollock
Marcia Gay Harden Lee Krasner
Amy Madigan Peggy Guggenheim
Jennifer Connelly Ruth Kligman
Jeffrey Tambor Clement Greenberg
Bud Cort Howard Putzel
John Heard Tony Smith
Val Kilmer William DeKooning
Barbara Garrick Betty Parsons

Technical Credits
Ed Harris Director,Producer
Joseph Allen Executive Producer
Jeff Beal Score Composer
Fred Berner Producer
Peter Brant Executive Producer
Scott Breindel Sound/Sound Designer
Susan J. Emshwiller Screenwriter
Susan Ernshwiller Screenwriter
Mark Friedberg Production Designer
Jude Gorjanc Asst. Director
Kathryn Himoff Editor
Jon Kilik Producer
Teresa Mastropiero Art Director
Lisa Rinzler Cinematographer
David C. Robinson Costumes/Costume Designer
Cecilia Kate Roque Co-producer
Todd Thaler Casting
Barbara Turner Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [3:44]
2. The Pollock brothers [1:37]
3. Lee Krasner [3:16]
4. Three weeks to the day [6:07]
5. Making the family scene [5:02]
6. Ruben & Howard [1:35]
7. Peggy Guggenheim [:57]
8. "I'm just painting." [3:29]
9. Peggy pays a visit [3:25]
10. One-man show [2:13]
11. Peggy's mural [6:14]
12. Art lover [4:56]
13. "I wanna get married." [3:35]
14. The Springs [5:13]
15. State of the union [4:18]
16. Nothing sacred? [4:44]
17. Raising the stakes [8:25]
18. LIFE article [6:41]
19. Betty Parsons Gallery [2:45]
20. The meaning of Modern Art [1:06]
21. Pollock family reunion [2:46]
22. Art on film [3:29]
23. First drink in two years [:25]
24. A good ten-year run [5:51]
25. Ruth Klingman [5:05]
26. Edith Metzger [5:20]
27. No condition to drive [3:51]
28. The Crash [2:33]

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