DVD Basquiat (DVD 15814897),
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  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • An insider's look at the kinetic New York art world, told through the life story of Jean-Michel Basquiat. A black, 19-year-old graffiti artist who catapulted to superstardom with his controversial paintings, Basquiat rubbed elbows with the likes of Andy Warhol and Julian Schnabel before burning out permanently at the age of 27. Schnabel, himself a celebrated figure in the art world, makes his directing debut.
  • Credits
    Jeffrey Wright, Michael Wincott, Benicio Del Toro, Claire Forlani, David Bowie, David Robert Jones, Dennis Hopper, Gary Oldman, Christopher Walken, Willem Dafoe, William Dafoe, Jean Claude Le Marre, Parker Posey, Elina Lwensohn, Elina Lowensohn, Paul Bartel, Courtney Love, Courtney Love-Cobain, Tatum O'Neal, Brian Wright
  • Critic Reviews
    "...As much an evocative thesis on creativity as a sensitive biography of a single artist....This is a bold, often beautiful film..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...Schnabel's exceptional film honors his friend by showing the act of creation as a natural high..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...A surprisingly voluminous cast of usual suspects from the world of independent cinema..."
    USA Today

    "...Fascinating....[Wright] gives a vivid, near-poetic performance..." -- Rating: B+
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...An illustrious cast of terrific actors that includes Benicio Del Toro, Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper and, probably best of all, David Bowie in a brilliant Warhol impersonation..."

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