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I really like films especially the ones which aren´t so hyped. Movies which are out of talk. I like to share my love and my opinion about the films which made something inside myself.

Best of all Soundtracks

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Kind Woman  Rails&Ties – Buffalo Springfield (Last Time Around)  Kind Woman Spotify

The Sweetest Gift  Rails&Ties – Sade (Lovers Rock) The Sweetest Gift Spotify

World Enough  Rails&Ties – Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens (Rails&Ties)  World Enough Spotify

Sweet Thing  Rails&Ties – Van Morrison (Astral Weeks)  Sweet Thing Spotify

Smile  Rails&Ties – Mike Combs (Rails&Ties)  Smile Spotify

Into Dust  Rails&Ties – Mazzy Star (So Tonight That I Might See) Into Dust Spotify

I’ll Be Your Lover, Too  Rails&Ties – Van Morrison (His Band and The Street Choir) I’ll Be Your Lover, Too Spotify

In The Mirror  Rails&Ties – Nada Surf (The Weight Is A Gift)  In The Mirror Spotify

Siento en Mi Tu Corazon  After Words – Cristian Amado (Todo Es Posible)  Siento en Mi Tu Corazon Spotify

What Am I Gonna Do  After Words – Galia Arad (This is lost)  What Am I Gonna Do Spotify

Todo Es Posible  After Words – Cristian Amado (Todo Es Posible)  Todo Es Posible Spotify

My Love  After Words – Cristian Amado (Todo Es Posible) My Love Spotify

Esa Tristeza  After Words – Diane Denoir (Inéditas)  Esa Tristeza Spotify

Around  After Words – Seth Littlefield (Around) Around Spotify

Coming Home  Canvas – The 88 (Over and Over) Coming Home Spotify

Too Deep  Canvas – Lisbeth Scott (Rise) Too Deep Spotify

Rise  Canvas – Lisbeth Scott (Rise) Rise Spotify

Mother’s Death  If I were you – Paolo Buonvino, Emanuele Bossi (Quattro Padri Single) Mother’s Death Spotify

Distacco  If I were you – Paolo Buonvino (Ferrari) Distacco Spotify

Bad As I Am  If I were you – Great Big Sea (Turn) Bad As I Am Spotify

Life’s a Bitch Then She Sings in Your Band  If I were you – Beangrowers (Not In A Million Lovers) Life’s a Bitch Then She Sings in Your Band Spotify

In punta de piedi   If I were you – Paolo Buonvino (La matassa) In punta de piedi Spotify

Un bacio ancora  If I were you – Paolo Buonvino (L’ultimo bacio) Un bacio ancora Spotify

I topi non avevano nipoti  If I were you – Paolo Buonvino (Caos Calmo) I topi non avevano nipoti Spotify

 

Playlist on Spotify:Best of Playlist

 

Movie specific Playlists:

Rails&Ties: Rails&Ties Playlist

After Words: After Words Playlist

Pollock: Pollock Songs Playlist

Canvas: Canvas Playlist

If I were you: If I were you Playlist

 

Rails&Ties Soundtracks

After Words Soundtracks

Pollock Songs

Canvas Soundtracks

If I were you Soundtracks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If I were you Soundtracks

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Mother’s Death – Paolo Buonvino, Emanuele Bossi (Quattro Padri Single) Mother’s Death Spotify

Apertura – Paolo Buonvino (L’ultimo bacio) Apertura Spotify

Un bacio ancora – Paolo Buonvino (L’ultimo bacio) Un bacio ancora Spotify

Ritorni – Paolo Buonvino (L’ultimo bacio) Ritorni Spotify

Gabriel Tango – Paolo Buonvino (Ecco Fatto) Gabriel Tango Spotify

I topi non avevano nipoti – Paolo Buonvino (Caos Calmo) I topi non avevano nipoti Spotify

Distacco – Paolo Buonvino (Ferrari) Distacco Spotify

Bad As I Am – Great Big Sea (Turn) Bad As I Am Spotify

Life’s a Bitch Then She Sings in Your Band – Beangrowers (Not In A Million Lovers) Life’s a Bitch Then She Sings in Your Band Spotify

In punta de piedi – Paolo Buonvino In punta de piedi Spotify

 

Playlist on Spotify: If I were you Playlist

 

If I were you

If I were you Quotes

If I were you Quotes

 

Lucy:

You are the nicest person I’ve ever met. You do this for a completely stranger.

Clean break hurts less.

We would not be self-destructive if we will making decisions for someone else, cause I don’t want to destroy your life and you don’t want to destroy my life.

I’m gonna work so hard to make you happy.

What if he’s dead? That’s the worst thing of being the other woman, we never know when they’re dead, who’s gonna send us an invitation to the funeral?


Madelyn:

Suicide is an impulse act, if you just wait a little while, I’m sure you change your mind.

I can’t die, I need to stay alive, so that I can just destroy his future happiness. I actually have a reason to live, for a minute there, I thought I didn’t.

Men who don’t call, are never dead.

I know I shouldn’t drink but Life feels so painful drunk, that I don’t want to know how it feels like sober.

Maybe I have secret superpowers.

We can all do more. That’s what we do, we work hard, we get better, then we analyse our mistakes, we work hard again and we get even better. That’s life.

You just not need to spend the rest of your life waiting for a man to call.

Are you still worried about your acting abilities? I think you proved that they’re pretty good.

Fuck off, we were married for a long time, Lucy. We shared each others lives. My mother is gone and I’m about to lose my home and the only thing that’s gotten me through these last three weeks is this play and we’re just about to be laughed at the stage, so don’t expect me to make you feel better, okay?


Rainer:

We have no secrets here. We are a team. One for all and all for one.

That’s the best about being old. You’ve learned so much more about life, love never works out, we’re all going to die…


Lucy and Madelyn:

Madelyn: “Are you alright?
-Lucy: “What difference does it make?

Lucy: “If I tell you this, you not gonna like me anymore.
-Madelyn: “Well, I’m sure, I like you just as must as I like you right now.

Lucy: “Are you married?
-Madelyn: “I’m a big girl.

Lucy: “You’re like me. You’re so much like me.
-Madelyn: “I am nothing like you, we are exact opposites.

Lucy: “Your life sounds crappier than mine.
-Madelyn: “My life sounds crappier than yours?“-Lucy: “I’m not the one married to a man who’s cheating on me.

Madelyn: “You have to get on with your life, you can’t keep waiting for him to call.
-Lucy: “He is my life.

Madelyn: “It’s a tragedy. Everybody dies.
-Lucy: “That’s why I prefer comedies happy and things.

Lucy: “Why did you help me?
-Madelyn: “Because I started to like you.


Madelyn and Paul:

Madelyn: “Do you still love me?“-Paul: “Of course I love you, God, visits to your mother always get you down.

Madelyn: “Do you really wanna save this marriage?
-Lucy: “More than anything.
-Madelyn: “Then let’s talk in the morning.”


Madelyn and Derek:

Madelyn: “It’s scary. Why? We’ve been the adults for a long time.
-Derek: “Maybe because we’re next.
-Madelyn: “Do I feel more mortal, yes, but little, little, little too. Like a kid who can’t go home when she screws up because home just died in her sleep.

Madelyn: “When was our last first kiss? And did we even know it was our last. 
-Derek: “Then our first kisses where gone forever.


Madelyn and the crew:

Madelyn: “I can’t do this.
-Rainer/Crew: “Yes, you can, we believe in you.

 

 

 

If I were you

If I were you Soundtracks

If I were you

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Plot

Madelyn and Lucy are connected by one person, Paul, Madelyn’s husband and Lucy’s affair. They two meet on the street while both are desperated, Madelyn found out about the affair of her husband, and Lucy has experienced a broke up with Paul. They both make a pact to fix the unhappy lives: Everyone will do what the other wants her to. But there’s a secret, Madelyn knows about Lucy as affair of her husband while Lucy doesn’t know about Madelyn as Paul’s wife. As Madelyn supports Lucy to play the fool in the amateur play King Lear, Madelyn’s life changes in an unexpected way, she begins to perform as King Lear, like him, her life is falling apart while she has to fight with death, betrayal, loyalty and love.

 

 

Review

A funny and sad story at the same time!

As I’ve heard of this film for the first time, I couldn’t imagine what it is about or in which way; certainly not what the title is supposed to say. I’ve had no imagination.
The cover of the movie is okay, I like the colour combination, but I think the film looks more like a comedy than a drama. In my opinion the kind of drama predominates, more than the comedy. So I think it’s a really suitable cover for the impression of a comedy movie, a simple film for laughing only. But I miss the dramatic part of the cover where you can see the emotions which are used in it.

The story is unique, I don’t know how you can have an idea like this, I like it. The story has an original combination of humor and sadness, which you won’t find anywhere else. In the beginning of the movie I got more the effect that it’s funny, like comedy, but while watching the film it was going to be sad and emotional. And in the very end I got a feeling of happiness. It’s a story which treats a lot of different feelings. You have a different view on the persons in the end than in the beginning. The persons develop themselves during the film. Lucy seems like a naïve girl who has not the intension to damage someone but who doesn’t think about what she do and what it means for others. Later, she appears like a bad girl, stealing a woman her husband, knowing that and blaming others for that. But in the very end she looks much better, I got the impression of a working young woman who grew-up and thinks about what she does. She’s not the girl from the beginning. Madelyn seems like a strong lady busy concentrating on work, drifting apart with her husband which bothered her but not because of the feelings, only because it happened. Suddenly you can see her inside, how much the marriage means to her, how important her husband is. She shows her inside, her sadness and most of all her weakness. In the end she comes out like a strong lady with a heart, a weak heart.

Marcia Gay Harden and Leonor Watling did a solid performance, I think the acting is good.
Leonor Watling makes a credible performance, she as a girl or young woman like that, so naïve and sparkling, is really conceivable. But she did another thing, she makes it happened that I don’t really like the character of Lucy in the end. It’s an excellent performance of “the bad one”. I rarely dislike people in movies but she got it.
Marcia Gay Harden fits in the role like no one else could. She performed in a way that you feel like it would be real, and happened near you. She embodied the angriness, the sadness, the hope and the stand up again feeling of Madelyn with brilliance.
In the beginning I understood every situation, of both, but that changed in the end. Harden and Watling bring about that I sympathized Madelyn more than Lucy. Leonor Watling fits in the character so well, she played two roles, the nice Lucy and the bad one,  the performance of the last is great, she evokes the “hate” in myself, she made it possible that there isn’t only sympathy and that you get real feelings. I felt so sorry for Madelyn and got angry on Lucy and the husband. Cause Madelyn was the one who was cheated on and no one else, maybe she had done something wrong, yes, but after knowing the affair, she hadn’t done it when that hasn’t happened, it wasn’t worse than the things the others did. The moment, when I noticed she wants to suicide with pills, is so sad, I realized the meaning of the broken things for Madelyn, what I hadn’t expect at the beginning, I could cry. Marcia Gay Harden let me feel with her. As the things happened, I really wanted to punch the people. Harden fits in the role like no one else, she presents the situation in magnificent way.
It’s so beautiful to see Madelyn laughing again with Derek, a man who appreciates her and who doesn’t pretend to. I have to admit that it delighted me that Lucy and Paul are separated in the end and Paul gets no one. He was the bad ass, the one who cheated on his wife and left her because she lied to him to fight for the marriage, he deserved it. It’s really heartbreaking when Madelyn talks to Lucy before the show and motivates her, although she was the one who destroyed her marriage and made her wanting to suicide. Marcia Gay Harden fulfilled the role, she reveals very authentic the strength of the character, a woman standing on her own two feets.
Both makes it possible to get real emotions!

If the music and the picture is one, feelings have a better effect than only the shown picture or the heard music only. In this case the music supports very well the emotions, the funny and the sad parts. Especially the sadness is underlined by the sound and is better felt as viewer. I really like the sad acoustics, they provoke crying in me, so that I really did.

This film taught me some things, but I haven’t realize that until I’ve thought about that for writing this post. It gives me hope and believe that everything what happens will get better and will be great in the end, maybe the things happen and something goes wrong that something better is possible. There are three kinds of people, the ones who aren’t interested in you, the ones who pretend to and the ones who really are. This kind believes in you and follows you everywhere on your way. They stand in your back and support you, no matter what it is. There are also humans who pretend to love you but they have proven that they aren’t, some things you doesn’t do if you really love and like. If you lose someone, you love, because he found someone else, you will have pain in the first time, but when you are strong again, that person will feel it. He will noticed what shit he did, what he has lost, but then it will be too late, karma hits back. The King Lear part shows really good that working for what you want, will bring you to the goal. You have to improve yourself by practicing, practicing, practicing. Work is the key to everything, become a greater you and it will happen one day.

It is a movie of change. The people in it changed, the relationships did, my thoughts from the first view until now did, it’s a movie about developing. Everyone changes, the characters and the viewers.

We can all do more. That’s what we do, we work hard, we get better, then we analyse our mistakes, we work hard again and we get even better. That’s life.

 

If I were you Quotes

If I were you Soundtracks

 

Canvas Soundtracks

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Coming Home – The 88 (Over and Over) Coming Home Spotify

It’ll be Christmas before you know it – Billy Stritch (Jamie deRoy&Friends) It’ll be Christmas before you know it

Apples, Peaches, Pumkin pie – Jay and the Techniques (Christmas all time hits) Apples, Peaches, Pumkin Pie Spotify

Too Deep – Lisbeth Scott (Rise) Too Deep Spotify

Bougie Oogie Oogie – A Taste of Honey (Disco Music Top 50)Boogie, Oogie, Oogie Spotify

Rise – Lisbeth Scott (Rise) Rise Spotify

Mademoiselle (Voulez-Vous Danser) – Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Ritter Band

Hustle – Papa J

The sloop John B – Papatu

Homenaje a Celia Cruz – Neiver Alberto Alvarez(Qbanito)&Jesus Alejandro Perz(El Niso)

 

Playlist on Spotify: Canvas Playlist

 

Canvas

Canvas Quotes

Canvas Quotes

 

Mary Marino:
I’m fine, I’m fine, I’m fine. I don’t know how many times a day I have to tell you I’m fine, I don’t need medicine, I don’t want you to telling me medicine, I don’t want paying for medicine, I don’t want it, I don’t need it.

I don’t care, I don’t like you calling people in the government and telling them more kinds of things about me. I don’t want the FBI to know madnesses.”

Chris? Chris, I love you!

I wanna come home. I wanna get outta here.

Chris is a good boy, he’s a kind boy. But you wouldn’t understand kindness. I love him and I would do everything for him. But you wouldn’t understand that.

 

John Marino:
When can I have my wife back?

You want your mommy back? Well, I want my wife back. I wanna back to normal. The whole, the way she was, the way she was when I met her. The woman I fell in love with!

She loves sailors. Just like mum is gonna like this boat. Three of us gonna have a great time.

 

Chris Marino:
I missed you.

You don’t know it’s like to see your mother act going crazy. You don’t know it’s like to have your friends laugh at you.

 

Nurse:
Good girl.

 

Hector Villarosa:
Don’t waste your money on this crazy thing.

 

John and Mary:
John(while talking on the phone): “It’s an illness, a mental illness.“-Mary: “No, it’s not.
-John: “She has been diagnosed with schizophrenia.
-Mary: “Stop telling them that.
-John: “A physical mental illness, what’s the difference? Then tell me why?
-Mary: “Because I’m not crazy, that’s why!

John: “How are you feeling?
-Mary: “Tired.“-John: “Yeah, I know the feeling, but you’re getting a lot of rest, right? So, are you painting?
-Mary: “No.
-John: “Well, you should, Mary. Give you something to do.

Mary: “I wanna go back to the real floor order.
-John: “There’s only one floor, Mary, and we’re in it.

 

John and Chris:
Chris: “Everyone’s talking ’bout us
-John: “It’s nobodys business!
-Chris: “They say, you’re crazy too.

Chris: “I thought you couldn’t built it?
-John: “I couldn’t built it in the driveway. I found a loophole.

John: “When did I first kiss mum…well it wasn’t easy I tell you that. I had to earn that privilege, I think it was like, it was our third date, but was definitely on a sail boat.
-Chris: “Is that the burn the pidgeons?
-John: “Out of our family album?yeah. I tell you sth else, if we weren’t for that boat, you wouldn’t be sitting there.

John: “You thought of a name for the boat yet?
-Chris: “How ’bout “pain in the butt.”
-John: “So you want me to name it after you.

 

Mary and Chris:
Mary: “Do you remember me before?
-Chris: “Before?
-Mary: “Before, when you were little…remember at all? We used to go to the beach, can you?  Whenever a big wave came, you become running to me, laughing, always laughing. You remember?
-Chris: “Why can’t you act normal?
-Mary: “You’re a big boy now. You’re a young man now. There’s something wrong with me. But I think it’s treatable.

 

John and Hector:
Hector: “What are you doing here?
-John: “I’m building a sail boat.
-Hector: “A sail boat in a driveway?
-John: “I’m seeing that it don’t fit in the house.

 

Mary and another patient:
(The woman stole her brush)
Mary:”Here, take it…Here.(Gives her canvas)…Go crazy!
When you paint, they go away.
-Woman: “Who?
-Mary: “The voices.

 

 

Canvas

Canvas Soundtracks

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Plot

Mary Marino (performed by Marcia Gay Harden), a woman who loves to paint, suffers from a mental illness, schizophrenia. The desease affects the whole family, Mary, her husband John (performed by Joe Pantoliano) and their son Chris (performed by Devon Gearhart). One day she freaks out, in a way she never did, and hurts her son. Therefore the police is coming and takes Mary away. She is taken to a mental hospital for therapy to improve her mental situation, while that  John and Chris have to learn how to handle with the situation and the illness. Only the love has the chance to reunite the little family.

 

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Review

Beautiful one showing the importance of holding together!

Canvas is a movie which is beautiful and simple, simple in the meaning of you haven’t to concentrate while watching the film. You can let yourself fall and just watch the movie. It’s suitable for everyone grown-ups, children, teenager, people in high age…It’s sad and happy at the same time but nevertheless you have the feeling like sadness starts the film and it ends up with happiness although the problem isn’t disappeared. You can watch it if you have a bad day or a problem, maybe a family problem, and you end up a little happier and brightend.

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There are two covers I’ve seen of it, they bring on different emotions in me. I think the first one I’ve seen fits better than the second. They are both simple but the first has a good expression of the inside and the feelings of the persons. You see the pain and the hopelessness in the eyes of them. Everyone who really matters is included, I think it’s important because it is about a family problem and the family is needed there. The second expresses the feelings of the boy but excludes the parents. You need every person, it is an internal problem which is bad for everyone, the mother, the father and the son, for no one more than the others.

The acting is appropriated. The credibility is impressive, the schizophrenia is performed truly real by Marcia Gay Harden. I got a good imagination of the mental illness and the affected persons feelings. Devon Gearhart made a great job in his expression of sadness and happiness, he made a good balance between both. Joe Pantoliano shows us how difficult it is to focus on life if you have to hold your family together. They all let you feel sorry for the roles by let you understand and comprehend every situation. The actors make it possible to imagine this happens in real.

It is a realistic story, a lot of families we doesn’t know are out there having exactly this problem but no one notices because they hide it, so no one is able to. The story is extremly close to watcher because of its credibility. The most important thing told in the story is love, family love to hold together.

The music underlines the sad and happy feeling. There are beauiful songs which improve feeling the situation the family is in. But there’s not only sad music, no, there are different kinds. It enables that you haven’t a constantly feeling of sadness.

The drama teaches things for everyone, young and old. It shows you the difficulties of a life with a mental illness, no matter for whom, whether an affected one, a spouse or children. A lot of people in public talk bad about humans with mental deseases like they are crazy or weird. The film teaches that no one has choose to be ill like this, I’m sure no one chooses that fate.It’s difficult enough for them to handle it, so you should not judge them or talk about them. Imagine someone you know will get a mental illness tomorrow and you will never see him like you do today, it shows something like this happens can change everything, maybe you will somone never get back. So use the time, no one knows what happens. It’s a pity that you can’t talk about your mental illness in public cause the judging, the rate of affected people increases, it need to talk about. This film represents perfectly how important family, love and holding together, no matter what, is.

Go crazy…

 

Canvas Quotes

Canvas Soundtracks

Pollock Quotes

 

 Jackson Pollock:
I’m not doing nothing worth ship.

That’s a damn good picture. That works. You’re a damn good woman painter.

I’ve had enough. Take me in.

You know that part of our lives that’s supposed to be so special, the growing-up part? It was a damn hell for me.

I don’t let the image carry the painting. If it creeps in, I try to do away with it,to let the painting come through.

Well, if people would just leave most of their stuff at home and just look at the paintings, I don’t think they’d have any trouble enjoying them. It’s like looking at a bed of flowers. You don’t tear your hair out over what it means.

I owe the woman something. I’d be dead without her.

 

Lee Krasner:
No one is doing what Pollock is doing.

The most powerful work to come round the pike, there’s no three ways about it.

I wanna get married, Pollock. I suddenly want to. So, either we marry or we split, I think. I love you. I think you’re a great artist. I want you to paint. I want very much to keep living with you. But I want that commitment from you, too. You’ll have to make the decision.

My life is full enough with you, Jackson.

You’ve done it, Pollock. You’ve cracked it wide open.

Just be yourself.

You’re a great painter, Pollock. Just paint.

Look what you’re painting when you were sober. Now that you’re back on booze, do you paint real pictures? Stop crying about it and paint! You’re Jackson Pollock, and you don’t paint! It’s a tragedy, and I can’t stand it! Paint!

Letter: “The roses were the most beautiful deep red. I miss you and I wish you were sharing this with me. It would be wonderful to get a note from you. The painting here is unbelievably bad. How are you, Jackson? Kiss Gyp for me. Love, Lee.

 

Howard Putzel:
Genius.

 

Peggy Guggenheim:
Now, these show something.

 

Clem Greenberg:
He’s original, he’s ambitious, but there’s a lot of mud. And the titles are pretentious. Muddiness, you know. Mud abounds.

What you’re doing out there, Jackson, is better than anything I’ve seen from you in a year or more. No I gotta backtrack. Peggy’s mural. That’s when I thought, “Here’s a great painter.”

Now, this is something. No matter how drunk you are…there’s one thing sacred you, not anybody’s feelings or anything like that. It’s your art. You’re not going to destroy your art. This is something.

 

Grocer/ Hans Namuth:
Best to find a quiet place, do what you have to do.

 

Jackson and Lee:
Lee: “What’s this? I see the head, the body. This isn’t cubism, Jackson, because you’re not really breaking down the figure into multiple views. You’re just showing us one side. And what is this, free association? Automatism?
-Pollock: “I’m just painting, Lee.
-Lee: “But what you’re doing, Jackson, and don’t tell me you don’t know what you’re doing…Are you experimenting with surrealism? Is this a dream? Even if it’s a dream, it’s still what you see. It’s life. You’re not just randomly putting paint on the canvas. You’re painting something. You can’t abstract from nothing. You can only abstract from life. From nature.
-Pollock: “I am nature.

Lee: “I went out looking for you. What are you doing to yourself?
-Pollock:”Nothing.
-Lee:”You’re doing more than that.
-Pollock: “It’s like a storm, it’ll pass.

Lee: “How did it go in there today?
-Pollock: “Thought you might make a table or something.
-Lee: “What?
-Pollock: “Get yourself working again.

Pollock: “We’re husband and wife. I wanna have a baby. Our baby. That’s what the…That’s what the progression of things is about. That’s what the union is about.
-Lee: “That’s not what the union is about.
-Pollock: “What else is there?
-Lee: “That’s not what it’s about, Jackson…For me. The vows don’t stipulate baby. I am not going to bring another life into that. We are painters, Jackson. We don’t  have any money. We don’t get by. We struggle. But you are a great artist. I believe in Jackson Pollock. There’s you, and there’s the painting. And you, you need, you need, you need, you need! And I don’t wanna be anywhere else. I don’t want to be with anyone else. But that’s all I can handle.

 

Jackson and Peggy:
Peggy:”That the mural goes on and on, Clem says, is what makes it so good. He thinks it’s a great painting. I think you found yourself a champion.
-Jackson: “It’s all bullshit, anyway.

 

Jackson and Clem:
Jackson: “No one knows I fucking exist. Who the hell’s talking about me?
-Clem: “Jackson, it’s new stuff. You got to give it time. And what you’re doing is the most original and vigorous art in the country.

Clem: “You had a good ten-year run. Everything’s gorgeous.
-Pollock: “Gorgeous isn’t good enough.

 

Jackson and Life Magazine:
Life Magazine: “How do you know when you’re finished with a painting?
-Pollock: “How do you know when you’re finished making love?

 

 

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Plot

Jackson Pollock (performed by Ed Harris), a painter of the 1940’s, is living with his brother and whose wife in a little appartment in New York City. His life is defined by alcoholism and occasional painting exhibitions until he meets the painter Lee Krasner (performed by Marcia Gay Harden). She starts concentraiting her whole life on Pollock, on being his friend, lover, wife and most of all his caretaker because she really believes in him and in his art. As she notices that the city life makes Pollock feeling insecure and stressed, they decide to move out of the city near the nature. While living there Jackson Pollock improves his art and gets an offer from Life magazine, so he gets more popular and exhibits for Peggy Guggenheim.Some time later he will be relapsed and his life falls into hundred of pieces.

 

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Review

A very rich film! A masterpiece!

This film you cannot really divide into criterias because it’s the whole piece that makes the impression. Everything in this one belongs to the other things and everything matchs up.
At this time, I’ve watched the movie three times. I get the really impression at the second time. I have to say that as I’ve watched it once I thought it would be a nice and good film, but not more, I had that feeling because I was a little overwhelmed by the complete work and couldn’t place it. But since the second time I’m so thrilled and incited. I can’t imagine not knowing this piece, it makes a lot in myself, but more to that at the end. I noticed what high level it is, it is a movie you can’t talk about because you are so impressed. I think it is a special one which isn’t for everyone, you have to be interested in arts, in brilliant and rich films. It isn’t comparable to any film I’ve seen before.

I think the implementation is really great. You actually feel like being in the 1940s but the thing is though you haven’t the feeling that it’s out-of-date. It feels actual although they have a different way of life I can identify with that and don’t feel like travelling in a time machine. Usually I don’t like “old” times like the 20th century but in this case it doesn’t bother me, I don’t feel like being in the times of my grandparents and their parents.

I want to say so much about the acting but I simply can’t, it is so brilliant that it makes me speechless. The few things I can say are that I really feel like understanding both, Lee and Pollock, in the situations. There is no one I favor because I don’t see a bad and a good one. Marcia Gay Harden and Ed Harris did an outstanding performance, both. I guess they are matched, together they deliver a performance you aren’t able to talk about because of its excellence, it’s breathtaking. These artists embody in such a remarkable way the extraordinary relation between Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. You have the feeling although you see less usual known love that they are belonging to each other for real. The expression of the special love of them is great implemented. Ed Harris makes a magnificent job, his represantation of the person of Pollock is so accessible. He presents the peculiarity and the greatness of this artist in a way that it feels real. You understand the person Jackson Pollock, his love and his life because of the presentation. The most interest Pollock has in the film are his paintings, he doesn’t take a lot of his time for his wife. In spite of this you know he loves her. The saddest part is the scene when Pollock cries on his bed after Lee had gone whereas you just realize how deep his love and how enormous his inner prison was. A matchless work. Marcia Gay Harden wonderful embodies the hope and the love Lee feels for Jackson. A lot of women had separated from their husband if he would be like that but Lee didn’t. You notice how big and how deep of the heart the love of Lee to Pollock and his art is despite she says less about it. You feel it even though it is a role. I have to say I don’t like that time the film plays in neither the clothes but… Marcia Gay Harden looks so beautiful! I truly understand why she has won an academy award, her performance…outstanding! You must have seen the movie, it is unique.

It’s strange that all happens in the film happened in real. It’s a lovely, sad and inspiring story. I feel very sorry at the end, for both, it’s sad that it ends like that but that’s life. I can’t say a lot about the story because it’s true. I can’t say this is good or bad, everything really happened and I do not judge the life of other people. The only thing I can say is: I am really impressed by both characters I didn’t know anything about the two before, I’ve never heard about them, I think it’s a pity. You can learn what real love is, that relationships are hard and you have not to expect too much from your partner – it’s a real life story which is a little crazy, but aren’t all of our lives a little crazy?

Pollock, the movie, changed my inside and tought me some things. Sometimes love is hard but that someone doesn’t show you their love like you expect it doesn’t always mean he doesn’t love you. Sometimes one gives more than the other – that doesn’t mean it isn’t real love.
It’s important to not give up, Lee’s believe in Pollock shows that you shouldn’t let go in what you believe.
The film reminds me how beautiful painting is, it took me to the point that I’m interested in painting art again. Since I’m a little child I was very interested and talented in painting, I ever was. But a few years ago, I’ve lost my passion and my love for it, but now I’m very incited to do it, just do it without rules. Painting is a passion, I’ve never thought I get my feeling back but I did.
Another point is to live your life no matter what other people say. There will be people who critize you and your way of life but there are also people believing in you and only that are the ones who matter. You have to do what you really feel, maybe there are hard times, maybe a hard life but please do what you love and where your passion is, if it’s not the usual way of life do it even more.

I get inspiration on two sides, first on the acting side, they did so great and unbelievable performances which show me what is possible and what people are capable to. On the other side I’m inspired by the painting side, to do what you love and don’t follow the rules, there aren’t any. They showed me acting and painting on a level I’ve never seen.

 Even if it’s a dream, it’s still what you see, it’s life. 

 

Pollock Songs

Pollock Quotes

Pollock Songs

Songs which are played in the film (NOT Soundtracks):

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Mighty Blues – The Port of Harlem Jazzmen (A Retrospective Albert Ammons) Mighty Blues Spotify

Sing, Sing, Sing – Benny Goodman (The Essential Benny Goodman) Sing, Sing, Sing Spotify

The Hut-Sut Song – The King Sisters (I’ll Get By) The Hut-Sut Song Spotify

He’s Funny That Way – Billie Holiday (The Complete Commodore/ Decca Masters) He’s Funny That Way Spotify

Honey Song – Spade Cooley & the Western Swing Dance Gang (Spade Cooley & the Western Swing Dance Gang) Honey Song Spotify

Dodo’s Bounce – Lucky Thompson (1944-1947) Dodo’s Bounce Spotify

Mahogany Hall Stomp – Louis Armstrong (Louis Armstrong – A Portrait) Mahogany Hall Stomp Spotify

Old Dan Tucker – Burl Ives (Summer Folk Festival compilation) Old Dan Tucker Spotify

Get With The Beat – Billy Nix (Shake This Town! Indiana Rockabilly, Vol. 1) Get With The Beat Spotify

Vine Street Breakdown – Buddy Tate (Complete Jazz Series 1945-1950) Vine Street Breakdown Spotify

Hot Lips Baby – Herbie Duncan (I Hate CD’s: Norton Records 45 RPM Singles Collection Vol. 1) Hot Lips Baby Spotify

Central Avenue Drag – Pete Johnson (The Masters of Jazz: 33 Best of Pete Johnson&Charlie Shavers) Central Avenue Drag Spotify

Don’t Be Angry – Nappy Brown (Don’t Be Angry(Savoy Singles 1954-1956)) Don’t Be Angry Spotify

World Keeps Turning – Tom Waits (Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers&Bastards) World Keeps Turning Spotify

 

Playlist on Spotify: Pollock Songs Playlist

 

Pollock

Pollock Quotes