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Author: Edo BertoglioMaripol.Glenn O'BrienJean-Michel BasquiatSaul WilliamsAll authors
Publisher: New York : Zeitgeist Video, 2002, ©1981.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fashion-photographer Bertoglio's portrait of the New York art scene circa 1981. The main focus is the provocative 19-year-old artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, already known for his excursions into street graffiti art and pioneering electro-beat. Shot as "New York Beat" in 1980-81 but completed for release nearly 20 years later when archival footage thought to have been lost was recovered. Many of the film's original  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Experimental films
Drama
Named Person: Jean-Michel Basquiat; Jean-Michel Basquiat; Jean-Michel Basquiat
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Edo Bertoglio; Maripol.; Glenn O'Brien; Jean-Michel Basquiat; Saul Williams; John Lurie; New York Beat Films.; Zeitgeist Films.
OCLC Number: 50910243
Notes: Videodisc release of the 1981 motion picture.
Special features include commentary by screenwriter and producer, outtakes, Basquiat on "TV Party", interview with filmm-akers, photo gallery, biographies and interactive location map.
Credits: Cinematography, John McNulty; editor, Pamela French.
Performer(s): Jean-Michel Basquiat, Deborah Harry, Kid Creole, Tuxedomoon, James White, Saul Williams, Walter Steding, Anna Schroeder, John Lurie, DNA, The Plastics.
Description: 1 videodisc (72 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Special features : Optional audio commentary by screenwriter Glenn O'Brien and producer Maripol --
Outtakes --
Basquiat on "TV Party" --
Afterthought (An interview with the filmmakers created by The Sundance Channel in 2002) --
Photo gallery --
Cast and band bios --
Filmmaker bios --
Location map.
Other Titles: Downtown eighty-one
Responsibility: New York Beat Films presents ; produced by Maripol ; directed by Edo Bertoglio ; written by Glenn O'Brien.
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Fashion-photographer Bertoglio's portrait of the New York art scene circa 1981. The main focus is the provocative 19-year-old artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, already known for his excursions into street graffiti art and pioneering electro-beat. Shot as "New York Beat" in 1980-81 but completed for release nearly 20 years later when archival footage thought to have been lost was recovered. Many of the film's original sound elements were lost during the 20 years it spent in limbo, so much of the dialogue has been re-dubbed.

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