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Chuck Close

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Marion Cajori

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Plot Summary

CHUCK CLOSE, an astounding portrait of one of the world's leading contemporary painters, was one of two parting gifts (her second is a film on Louise Bourgeois) from Marion Cajori, a filmmaker who died recently, and before her time. With editing completed by filmmaker Ken Kobland, CHUCK CLOSE limns the life and work of a man who has reinvented portraiture. Close photographs his subjects, blows up the image to gigantic proportions, divides it into a detailed grid and then uses a complex set of colors and patterning to reconstruct each face. The genius of this film is not only to allow the artist to illuminate his methodology (he is wonderfully articulate), but also to feature his friends and colleagues (Brice Marden, Robert Storr, Dorothea Rockburne, Philip Glass, Arne Glimcher, Kiki Smith, Elizabeth Murray, Alex Katz, Kirk Varnedoe, among others) who make important contributions to appreciating Close's gifts.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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  • Reviews Counted: 6
  • Fresh: 6
  • Rotten: 0
  • Average Rating: 7.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Chuck Close, about the painter, photographer and printmaker by the documentary filmmaker Marion Cajori, truly excels in its depiction of the physical process of making art. – Matt Zoller Seitz, New York Times, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: [Director Marion] Cajori's inventive, endlessly fascinating two-hour take draws freely from those prior studies, and from footage featuring Close and his contemporaries. – Ronnie Scheib, Variety, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Although the painting montages become somewhat burdensome in their repetition, and an epilogue feels academic in every sense, when Cajori finally pulls away from the finished portrait, the sense of a job done to brimming satisfaction is acutely twofold. – Michelle Orange, Village Voice, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: The result is a portrait that should interest art-savvy viewers and neophytes alike. – V.A. Musetto, New York Post, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Fantastic

I felt this was a very inspiring documentary. I've always admired his work, but it's interesting to see him as a human being, and what his life is like, and how he evolved into the man he is today. If you aren't interested in art, I wouldn't bother, but if you are its worth every penny.

Chuck Close
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