Basquiat's changing affairs are described by his lover Patti Anne Blau with the metaphor of being a whirlwind (ibid., 63). 114 According to the film Downtown 81 Courtney Love embodies Basquiat's girl friend Tina Lhotsky whom ...
The previous summer the Brooklyn artist had taken on the role of playing himself in New York Beat, released many years later as Downtown 81, a semifictional movie that veered between neorealism and urban fairytale.
Harry's other film roles include Videodrome, Union City, New York Beat Movie (otherwise known as Downtown '81), ... from the Darkside: The Movie, Six Ways to Sunday, The Fluffer, Cop Land, Heavy, My Life Without Me and Full Grown Men.
Further cinematic evidence of these connections can be found in Edo Bertoglio and Glenn O'Brien's Downtown 81, also known as New York Beat Movie, in which Basquiat doesn't precisely act but nonetheless stars.
Only years after jean»Michel's death did they go back, reedit the footage, and release the movie as Downtown '81 in 2000 ... was cast as a magical fairy who gives jean»Michel's character a suitcase full of money at the end of the story.
It had to go up in flames fast before the firemen could put out the fire , so I'd soak the whole place real good with kerosene . ... but now these men are not sitting here in the capacity of my friends anymore ALL THE WAY DOWNTOWN 81.
IN FOCUS " The day [ Vincent and I finished writing difference between video and film and you get Scroogins ( Law and ... cutting clips for films like looked at Downtown 81 — that movie's like an Indians and Velvet Goldmine , " says ...