Wednesday, June 14, 2006

[+] Basquiat

Basquiat is a movie about this painter who is super tight with Andy Warhol, played by David Bowie, the cast alone is worth watching the movie for, some names that you will recognize are Jeffrey Wright, who plays Basquiat, Benicio del Toro, Claire Forlani Christopher Walken, Willem Dafoe, and Courtney Love, just to list a few. It is set in New York City in 1979. Basquiat is a painter who is living in parks in cardboard boxes, and he goes from being very poor and selling artist trading cards, to being very very sucessful. He is introduced and forms a very tight friendship with Andy Warhol, as a side note, David Bowie is absolutely great in the role, mannerisms and body movement are absolutely perfect. So this movie traces Basquiat's growth to fame, and in doing so, shows many many of his painting, which are so detailed and so interestingly made and shown being made in the movie. It is a dramadocumentary-kind of, and it is pretty fast paced, I mean I do not have a very long attention span, but I was intregued and interested for EVERY moment of this movie, as both a caracter and a real person Andy Warhol and his crowd are and were a very interesting movement in art in this last few generations. I highly reccomend this movie to anyone, and would encourage you to watch this as soon as possible.


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