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5.0 out of 5 stars A Bigger Picture, 15 May 2011
This review is from: David Hockney: A Bigger Picture (PAL with Subtitles) (DVD)
I first saw this film in the guise of an "Imagine" documentary on the BBC. It was about two old flames I'd lost contact with over the years, the work of David Hockney and the East Yorkshire landscape; a beautiful, uncelebrated part of our country. Whilst I was aware Hockney's family lived on the coast at Bridlington, I had no idea he lived and worked in the area and had done for years, enjoying a renaissance in his painting, from a studio in his deceased mothers house.

To record the process he invited film maker Bruno Wollheim to track him whilst he painted. Judging by the out takes this is a man with admirable patience, who it turns out, was more than equal to the joint tasks of capturing the spirit of the area and managing the temperamental artist. The best compliment I can pay both of them is that after 34 years living and working in London this wonderful film has caused me to scratch a long felt itch and move up to East Yorkshire with my family. The qualities of the landscape and the quality of the work which it inspired, have both been captured in a manner that I defy anyone lucky enough to own this DVD, not to be deeply affected by.

Brilliant, buy it.
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Initial post: 9 Sep 2011 06:26:55 BDT
annie says:
I want to buy this DVD but it is only available for region one, do you know if it will play on a UK laptop?

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Dec 2011 15:39:19 GMT
It will certainly play on a UK laptop. It will most likely play on most DVD players. Best, Bruno Wollheim
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