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A man is crouching over a canvas He has just begun work on his latest creation when he hesitates It is during this hesitation that he will achieve what all artists long for a breakthrough He has just dipped his brush in a can of paint when he pauses only to after a time notice the paint dripping off of the brush and onto the floor He sees the pattern the dribbling paint has begun to form on the floor and he is struck by a moment of inspiration He stands over the canvas dips the brush in the paint and holds it above the canvas making elegant movements as if he were conducting an orchestra The moment finally takes hold of him and he begins to use the brush as if it were a catapult flailing bursts of paint upon the canvas It is in this moment that Jackson Pollock finds himself born again Pollock is a stellar movie with an even more stellar cast It is one of the best biographical films ever made Taking place in the early to mid 20th century in America it is a superb rendition of the life and times of a great but troubled artist who embodies the greatness of Abstract Expressionism This movie takes us through the triumph and tragedies of perhaps one of the most famous and recognized American artists of the 20th century From his days as a wondering painter with nothing much going for him to his meeting with his forever lover Lee Krasner the world wide recognition of his art and the tragic demise of the artist Extremely personal in so many ways its not just a movie in which we get to see the daily life of an artist but a movie that helps us and guide us into human mind its vulnerability and invincibility Ed Harris does a masterful job of portraying Jackson Pollock Even in his darkest moments when
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