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A Bigger Splash (1973)

Semi-fictionalized documentary biopic of British artist David Hockney. After a difficult break-up, Hockney is left unable to paint, much to the concern of his friends. Titled after Hockney's pop-art painting 'A Bigger Splash.'.

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Jack Hazan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Hockney ... Himself
Peter Schlesinger Peter Schlesinger ... Himself
Celia Birtwell Celia Birtwell ... Herself
Henry Geldzahler Henry Geldzahler ... Himself (Collector)
Mo McDermott Mo McDermott ... Himself (Friend)
Kasmin Kasmin ... Himself (Dealer)
Mike Sida Mike Sida ... Himself
Ossie Clark Ossie Clark ... Himself (Dress Designer)
Susan Brustman Susan Brustman ... Herself
Patrick Procktor Patrick Procktor ... Himself
Betty Freeman Betty Freeman ... Herself
Nick Wilder Nick Wilder ... Himself
Joe McDonald Joe McDonald ... Himself
Edward Kalinski Edward Kalinski ... Himself (as Eddie Kalinski)
Gregory Gregory ... Himself
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Storyline

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. Written by Polly_Kat

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1975 (Netherlands) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP20,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,000, 23 June 2019

Gross USA:

$85,505

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$120,006
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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A Bigger Waste of Your Time
11 July 2019 | by kbraidiSee all my reviews

This film is completely useless. It claims to be a documentary, but does not provide the viewer any usable information about its subject. The music featured on the soundtrack seems lifted from a '50's horror film, and is very irritating.


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