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Inspirations
Inspirations
Actors: Tadao Ando, David Bowie, Dale Chihuly, Louise LeCavalier, Roy Lichtenstein
Director: Michael Apted
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
NR     2002     1hr 40min

A 100-minute exploration of the creative process that takes off from the essential question how do artists get ideas? and soard into the fascinating world inhabited by seven diverse artists. Studio: Image Entertainment R...  more »

     
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Actors: Tadao Ando, David Bowie, Dale Chihuly, Louise LeCavalier, Roy Lichtenstein
Director: Michael Apted
Creators: Amnon Zlayet, Maryse Alberti, Michael Apted, Susanne Rostock, Eileen Gregory, Eric Robison, Jody Allen, Steven Wren
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Bowie, David, Classic Rock, Documentary
Studio: Homevision
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
DVD Release Date: 06/18/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1997
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

The art of creation, shared firsthand by artists who create!
Barbara Alpert | New York, NY USA | 03/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've waited for a long time to purchase this film and I'm so glad it is now available. I saw this documentary at the Santa Barbara Film Festival a few years ago and was deeply moved by the work of the artists profiled as well as by the artists themselves. Some were familiar to me, while others (like sculptor Nora Naranjo-Morse) were a revelation. I think that civilization evolves through individual acts of creation by artists, writers, scientists, and inventors who shape the future with their minds and hearts. Apted's beautiful film lets us inside the minds and hearts of seven remarkable creators, and in doing so he gives all of us new license to explore, rebel, innovate, and grow."
What Inspires You?
Michelle Pettit | 09/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Listening to artists speak about their process helped get the inspiration burning in me again too. A good film for any artist of any discipline ~ and for art students too.

Unexpectedly I learned the most from the disciplines most unlike my own -- the choreographer said things which helped me think in new ways (example -- "why do artists think they should simplify? Think of a Forest -- a forest is complex, it is not on a human scale -- there is something different to notice every time you look at it. The complexity makes it interesting.") Also the concept of time in art -- and when is a piece of art "finished"? (Nora the sculptor feels something is finished when it feels it has been born; the dancer and choregrapher say a piece is never finished, is always changing) Compelling thoughts too from David Bowie -- "People think artists somehow KNOW more than other people. They don't. They just DWELL on things more."

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GREAT!
N. Beary | Kansas City, MO USA | 10/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This documentary is an excellent look at the creative process, and how it is shared across mediums. Bowie fans will definitely enjoy this one."