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Pollock

Doris Berger

Doris Berger is a curator at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, USA. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and the director of the Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany. Her practice includes writing, teaching, curatorial and audiovisual work focusing on intersections of art and film in modern and contemporary American and European art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Projected Art History : Biopics, Celebrity Culture, and the Popularizing of American Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...It is astounding that it has taken 50 years for the first biopic on Jackson Pollock to be produced since the stories about the artist Pollock are literally predestined for a biographical Hollywood production. Jackson Pollock is considered...

Hollywood’s art histories

Doris Berger

Doris Berger is a curator at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, USA. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and the director of the Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany. Her practice includes writing, teaching, curatorial and audiovisual work focusing on intersections of art and film in modern and contemporary American and European art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Projected Art History : Biopics, Celebrity Culture, and the Popularizing of American Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...This book has concentrated on a segment of popular art history, taking into consideration its intertextuality, intermediality, historicity, and functionality. It has demonstrated that this segment is an important factor in producing...

Artists’ biographies in film as popular art history

Doris Berger

Doris Berger is a curator at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, USA. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and the director of the Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany. Her practice includes writing, teaching, curatorial and audiovisual work focusing on intersections of art and film in modern and contemporary American and European art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Projected Art History : Biopics, Celebrity Culture, and the Popularizing of American Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Art can be disseminated in many ways: by means of exhibitions, books, guided tours, as well as by articles or documentaries. Editorials and photo essays in literary biographies, coffee table books, comics, children’s books, movies...

Basquiat and celebrity culture

Doris Berger

Doris Berger is a curator at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, USA. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and the director of the Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany. Her practice includes writing, teaching, curatorial and audiovisual work focusing on intersections of art and film in modern and contemporary American and European art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Projected Art History : Biopics, Celebrity Culture, and the Popularizing of American Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...In contrast to Pollock, the completion of the biopic BasquiatBasquiat aka Build a Fort, Set It on Fire, D: Julian Schnabel, USA 1996, 108 mins; Script: Lech Majewski, John F. Bowe, Michael Holman, Julian Schnabel; Cast: Jeffrey Wright...

The Krays (1990)

Directed by

Peter Medick

Written by

Philip Ridley

Screenplay

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...Black Screen Violet voice over, East London accent, magically cooing Shall I tell you my dream? Cut to … Swan in Flight. Day A grainy, black and white image of a beautiful swan in flight. Slow motion. The sound of the wings amplified....

Joy (2015)

Directed by

David O. Russell

Written by

David O. Russell

Screenplay

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...Black And White, Drawing Room – Day Soap opera from 1969, ‘The Private Storm of Emily Rockman’. Danica and Clarinda discuss Pendleton Industries. Clarinda It doesn’t make sense. I don’t understand how something like this happened, I don’t...
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...Proust's Apartment. Kitchen. Day. Céleste Albaret, a tall young woman of twenty-five, handsome rather than pretty, sits at the kitchen table. She is dressed in maid's uniform. Sunshine floods in through the window. Superimpose opening...
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...Orton and Halliwell's Flat. Night. 1967. Kenneth Halliwell is looking straight at the camera. He is naked and bloody. He looks at something across the room. Halliwell Joe? John? He looks back at the camera. Orton and Halliwell's Flat....
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...Westminster. A Door. Day A hand (the sleeve military, the hand gloved) knocks tentatively on the worn wood. Westminster. Anteroom. Day Opening, the door discloses a royal waiting-room. Robed and crowned, but settled comfortably among...

Melodrama and the Construction of the Past

Guy Barefoot

Dr Guy Barefoot is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gaslight Melodrama : From Victorian London to 1940s Hollywood

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Don Siegel’s account of the making of his directorial debut, The Verdict (Siegel, 1993: 103), suggests that, at one level, the gaslights and other period trappings of these and other films may have functioned as ‘so much fog,’ obscuring...