THE DALI & THE COOPER

DRAMA/COMEDY. 30 MINUTES (2018)

The Dali & The Cooper is an episode in Sky’s series Urban Myths. It first aired on 3rd May 2018. Directed by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, the episode stars Noel Fielding as rock icon Alice Cooper, David Suchet as Salvador Dali, Sheila Hancock as Gala Dali and Paul Kaye as Cooper’s manager, Shep Gordon. The original score was composed by Richard Hawley and Jarvis Cocker.


THE DIRECTORS AND CINEMATOGRAPHER ERIK WILSON

The Dali and The Cooper tells the incredible true story of Alice Cooper’s encounter with Salvador Dali in New York in 1973. Over the course of a few days, Cooper was invited to one of the most surreal dinner parties ever by Dali before being asked to pose in a photo-shoot for one of the world’s first holograms while wearing a tiara made up of $2 million worth of gems, while brandishing a shish-kebabbed statuette of the Venus De Milo.

Director: Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard
Writer: Roger Drew and Ed Dyson
Producers: Krishnendu Majumdar and Richard Yee
Music: Richard Hawley and Jarvis Cocker
A Me+You production for Sky Arts.

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