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Basquiat

R · 1996 ‧ Drama/Indie film ‧ 1h 50m
6.9/10 · IMDb 67% · Rotten Tomatoes 65% · Metacritic
Despite living a life of extreme poverty in Brooklyn, graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Jeffrey Wright) strives to rise up through the heady New York art scene of the 1970s and 1980s. He becomes the brightest star of neo-Expressionist painting...
Release date: August 9, 1996 (USA)
Director: Julian Schnabel
Music by: John Cale; Julian Schnabel
Story by: John Bowe; Michael Holman; Lech Majewski
Distributed by: Miramax
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Basquiat is a 1996 American biographical drama film directed, co-written and co-composed by Julian Schnabel in his feature directorial debut.
Box office: $3 million
Produced by: Jon Kilik; Sigurjón Sighvatsson; Randy Ostrow
Production company: Eleventh Street Productions
Budget: $3.3 million
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Despite living a life of extreme poverty in Brooklyn, graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Jeffrey Wright) strives to rise up through the heady New York art scene of the 1970s and 1980s. He becomes the brightest star of neo-Expressionist painting and one of the most successful painters of his time, and even develops a friendship with Andy Warhol (David Bowie). But Basquiat's tumultuous life, specifically his addiction to heroin, overshadows his rise to fame, threatening all.
Basquiat / Film synopsis
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"Basquiat" is a film with an agenda. Far from being a neutral stage upon which the life and emotion of the artist is played out for us to observe, this film ...
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Movie Info. Despite living a life of extreme poverty in Brooklyn, graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Jeffrey Wright) strives to rise up through ...
Release Date (Streaming): Oct 15, 2002
Release Date (Theaters): Aug 9, 1996 wide
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This was a wonderful film. I got it for my mom for Christmas. She, my dad and I loved it. Along with being a great movie it has a fantastic soundtrack that ...
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Jean-Michel Basquiat (Jeffrey Wright) was just an antisocial street bum writing graffiti on alley walls before he became part of Andy Warhol's (David Bowie) ...