Emile Norman Doc Bores Rather Than Inspires

Orlando Weekly | March 26, 2007
The cynic in me wants to think that the producers of this film -- Michael Tucker and Jill Eikenberry, of L.A. Law fame -- were hoping to goose the value of their personal art collection by making a documentary about Big Sur artist Emile Norman. It turns out, however, that Norman's life as an artist and as a gay man in 50s California proves to be substantial documentary fodder. It's unfortunate that director Will Parrinello brings a snoozy, 60 Minutes-style to the material, as Norman’s struggles, victories and individualistic lifestyle are almost as intriguing as the work he created.

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