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Bigger Splash (A)

UK, English, 106 mins

  • Director: Jack Hazan
  • Writer: Jack Hazan; David Mingay
  • Producer: Jack Hazan; Mike Kaplan

CGiii Comment

Well...it may have been jaw-dropping in 1973 - the break-up of a gay couple, with a few naked boys thrown in for good measure...but, alas, not now.

Wait a bloody minute, wasn't this meant to be about the artist?!?

Hazan must have been confused, instead of focusing on the creative process of the artist, he aims his camera at the destruction of a relationship - coupled with eye-gouging music - it's a messy, maudlin affair.

You would be forgiven in thinking that some of this was scripted - actually, the whole thing sounds scripted...as insightful as looking into an empty brown paper bag.

Do not look into this bag!


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The(ir) Blurb...

When David Hockney's beautiful lover, Peter Schlesinger, breaks up with him, it leaves David a complete emotional wreck. An artist, he suddenly finds himself unable to create anything, and is awash in depression and loneliness. After a time, David is able to find inspiration in his backyard swimming pool, and he begins a portrait of it. This unique docudrama presents a semi-fictionalized account of the story behind one of Hockney's most popular paintings.

Cast & Characters

David Hockney as Himself;
Peter Schlesinger as Himself;
Celia Birtwell as Herself;
Mo McDermott as Friend;
Henry Geldzahler as Collector;
Kasmin as Dealer;
Ossie Clark as Dress Designer;
Betty Freeman as Herself

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