Hopper: An American Love Story
Hopper’s work is the most recognisable art in America – popular, praised, and mysterious. Countless painters, photographers, filmmakers and musicians have been influenced by his art.
“He’s a talker” is a phrase that has never been used to describe Brian Wilson, then - in the Beach Boys’ original 1960s heyday - or especially now.
So director Brent Wilson might have been taking on one of the more quixotic filmmaking quests of all time when he set out to make a documentary that would consist primarily of pulling thoughts and memories out of one of the great musical geniuses of the past century, whose shyness with interviews and mental health struggles are well known.
Bruce Springsteen and Elton John provide further insights in this affectionate and satisfying film.