Release Date: April 6th, 2005 (NYC-Film Forum)
Basic Premise: A documentary about David Hockney, a British painter who designed operas.
Entertainment Value: The sets that Hockney design are simply breath-taking to behold. They are vibrant and full of life; Hockney rarely used gray. In his interviews, he shows his charismatic personality and intelligence--along with his passion. He is definitely in the right field. His only problem is that he cannot hear very well, although that isn't overly emphasized. His work is astonishing for the eyes and that alone is worth a very high entertainment value.
Spiritual Value: This is where the documentary falters. There is not much background information about Hockney, so it is hard to see the large frame of his life. He discusses what goes on in his head when he designs, which is interesting and thought-provoking.
Insult to your intelligence: Not enough information about Hockney's life for those who are unfamiliar who he is.
Number of times I checked my watch: 3
The Bottom Line: A documentary with great visuals and an interesting subject, but it does not go deep into his life enough for those who are seeing Hockney for the first time.
Recommended Way to Watch: Hockney fans- Movie Theater (1st Run) Non-Hockney fans- VHS/DVD
The "D" Menu