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Portrait of an Artist: Francis Bacon (1985)

Cast: Melvyn Bragg, Francis Bacon
Director: David Hinton
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Image Entertainment
Genre: Documentary, Foreign, Biographies, Art, UK
Running Time: 55 min.
Languages: English
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Synopsis
Part of The South Bank Show series, David Hinton directs this BBC documentary about British painter Francis Bacon, known for his horrifying portraits of humanity. The program consists of a series of conversations between Bacon and interviewer Melvyn Bragg, starting with commentary during a side-show presentation at the Tate Gallery in London. Later in the evening, Bacon is followed through various bars hanging out, drinking, and gambling. In another segment, Bacon provides a tour of his painting studio and a glimpse at his reference photographs of distorted humans. The artist discusses his theories, influences, and obsessions. This title won an International Emmy Award in 1985. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, All Movie Guide



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