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Dennis Hopper: Maestro of Film Art

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posted on 22.03.2021, 05:46 by Joanna Elena Batsakis
This film studies thesis examined Dennis Hopper, one of the most creative, abstract, affecting, heroic, strange, and fearless artists to ever exist in Hollywood history. Although he is known for directing the decade-defining films 'Easy Rider' and ‘Colors’, Hopper was also an accomplished visual artist. This thesis investigated how Hopper's career as a photographer, painter, and sculptor (as well as his passion for art collecting, including works by Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Julian Schnabel) influenced the visual design for each of the six films he directed between 1969 and 1990.

History

Principal supervisor

Claire Elizabeth Perkins

Additional supervisor 1

Constantine Verevis

Year of Award

2021

Department, School or Centre

School of Media, Film and Journalism

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Campus location

Australia