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Author: Tony SilverHenry ChalfantSam SchachtBurleigh WartesSam PollardAll authors
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Public Art Films, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A documentary exploration of the subculture of New York's young graffiti writers and break dancers, showing their activities and aspirations and the social and aesthetic controversies surrounding New York graffiti. Dramatizes conflicts between graffiti artists and the city, as well as among the graffiti artists themselves.
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Genre/Form: Music
Documentary films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Silver; Henry Chalfant; Sam Schacht; Burleigh Wartes; Sam Pollard; Mary Alfieri; Victor Kanefsky; Public Art Films, Inc.
OCLC Number: 58917149
Language Note: Closed captioned.
Notes: Originally produced in 1983.
Special features: Filmmakers commentary; outtakes; 32 artist galleries; tributes; guest interviews; 30 min. loop of over 200 cars and burners; music.
Credits: Cinematographer, Burleigh Wartes ; editors, Sam Pollard, Mary Alfieri, Victor Kanefsky.
Performer(s): Narrator: Sam Schacht.
Description: 2 videodiscs (70 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (19 cm.)
Details: DVD; full screen; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound; 2.0 stereo; NTSC; Region 0.
Contents: Disc 1. The film/ The filmmakers : Style wars (1983, 70 minutes) ; over 223 min. of original outtake footage ; Feature commentary by director-producer Tony Silver and producer Henry Chalfant ; Interview with Tony Silver and Henry Chalfant (2002) ; Interview with editors Victor Kanefsky and Sam Pollard (2002) ; Digitally remastered tracks 5.1 Dolby soundtrack featuring classic tracks from Grandmaster Flash, The Treacherous Three, Troubled Funk, The Fearless Four, Rammelzze vs. K-Rob and more. Disc 2. Hall of fame : 32 artist galleries including new interviews, trains and rare photos of Blade, Cap, Cey etc. ; Tributes to Dondi and Shy 147 ; Guest interviews ; Destroy all lines-30 minute loop of over 200 whole cars and burners ; Featuring music from Def Jux, El-P, RJD2, and Aesop Rock, plus Mr. Wiggles, Kimson "Angola-Red" Albert, and Darryl Jenifer.
Responsibility: Public Arts Films, Inc. ; a presentation of Tony Silver & Henry Chalfant ; produced by Tony Silver and Henry Chalfant ; directed by Tony Silver.
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A documentary exploration of the subculture of New York's young graffiti writers and break dancers, showing their activities and aspirations and the social and aesthetic controversies surrounding New York graffiti. Dramatizes conflicts between graffiti artists and the city, as well as among the graffiti artists themselves.

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