A Bigger Splash: featuring David Hockney

Enthralling 1974 docudrama, celebrating David Hockney’s life, work and milieu.

Director Jack Hazan and writer David Mingay (Rude Boy) had access to David Hockney and his circle from 1971 to 1973, a critical period for the internationally-acclaimed artist, during which time they crafted this groundbreaking and enthralling docu-drama, celebrating Hockney’s life, work and milieu.

With appearances by such art scene icons (and subjects of Hockney’s paintings) as Celia Birtwell, Ossie Clark, Henry Geldzahler and Patrick Proctor, this mesmerising portrait is presented here, along with little-seen archive documentaries on Hockney, for the first time on Blu-ray.

Special features

  • Presented in both high definition and standard definition.
  • Loves Presentation (UK, James Scott, 1968, 28 minutes): a short film capturing the creation of Hockneys Cavafy Etchings. 
  • Portrait of David Hockney (UK, David Pearce, 1972, 14 minutes): a short portrait of Hockney in his home and studio. 
  • Interview with Jack Hazan (2006).
  • Fully illustrated booklet.

Product information

    • Certificate

      15

    • Colour

      Colour

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Running time

      104mins

    • Languages

      English

    • Subtitles

      English for the hard-of-hearing

    • Original aspect ratio

      1.66:1

    • DVD region

      • 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories

    • Blu-ray region

      • B - Includes most European and Middle-Eastern countries, all of Africa, Australia and New Zealand

    • Catalogue number

      BFIB1137

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