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5.0 out of 5 stars You just wanna PAINT after this!!, 1 Feb 2004
This review is from: Basquiat [DVD] [1997] (DVD)
Although this film is depressing in a way (it's sad to see how some people with great skill waste their life with drugs), it is also very inspiring and leaves you thirsty for more of the kind.
It describes the life of the only ever-really-important black artist in history up to now, Jean-Michelle Basquiat, and how fame and fortune can corrupt a personality.
Directed by Julian Schnabel, an artist himself, with an impressive cast (next to David Bowie, Christopher Walken and Dennis Hopper you also get Courtney Love, Benicio del Toro and Claire Forlani (woman in "Meet Joe Black") - what more could you ask of a cast?), this is a seriously interesting movie that captures the spirit of the 80s NYC artscene like no other.
Definitely weird at times, a little odd, different to the old Hollywood-crap we get stuffed with all the time, but if that's just what you like and you're interested in Art or in ANDY WARHOL, then this is a must-buy.
I loved it, really did.
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