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Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat is a movie starring Alexis Adler, Fab 5 Freddy, and Patricia Field. Exploring the pre-fame years of the celebrated American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and how New York...

Other Titles
バスキア、10代最後のとき, Basquiat - Un adolescent à New York, Boom for Real: A Adolescência Tardia de Jean-Michel Basquiat, Boom for Real
Running Time
1 hours 18 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Sara Driver
Actors
Alexis Adler, Coleen Fitzgibbon, Fab 5 Freddy, Patricia Field
Country
USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Exploring the pre-fame years of the celebrated American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and how New York City, its people, and its tectonically shifting arts culture of the late 1970s and '80s shaped his vision.

Comments about documentary «Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat» (8)

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Judy Cook

This is a really interesting documentary about a very interesting man. I'm not sure if his style has changed over the years, but the documentary covers some of the major stages of his life: his youth, the rise of his career, the birth of his 'big break', and the great extent of his influence and influence of the graffiti culture. His influence in the world of art and the scene was such that it is hard to know how he got all the attention he did. This documentary does a very good job at showing us his life and how he really rose to the top of his profession. The documentary is very informative and detailed, as well as really well done. For anyone who likes graffiti culture, this is a must-see!

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Crystal H.

I didn't know much about Jean-Michel Basquiat, and now I'm glad I didn't. There were lots of people I thought were pretty cool, and in the end, it was his great painting, "Boom for Real" that was the most interesting thing. The movie itself is entertaining, and shows all the highlights of his life. The interviews with artists and other interesting people are done really well. But there are a couple of problems. First, if you're only going to watch the documentary, you'll miss a lot of the dialogue between Basquiat and others. You'll miss lots of interesting discussions, and some of them will be interesting, but not all of them. Second, the interviews are mostly in French, and they're in English subtitles. That's not really a problem, but the subtitles are a little out of date. The movie's subtitle to English is the one in the center of the screen, and it was so blurry it was hard to see. I also think the movie could have used a little more humor and more background information about Basquiat. If you're not interested in the artist himself, you probably won't care. But if you're a fan of his work, I think you'll be interested. As far as I know, Basquiat was an artist who was more interested in the work and not in himself. He made a lot of art, but it wasn't for himself. If you're interested in Basquiat's life, you might like the documentary. But if you're interested in Basquiat himself, you might be disappointed. He was more of a musician and his music was more focused on the self-expression and not the ego. So there was more self-expression in his art, but it wasn't very focused. A lot of people like his paintings, but not much about his life. The documentary is probably a good investment for people who are interested in Basquiat, but I think it's not really a great movie.

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Jeffrey Stone

This documentary is about the career of artist, and his past as a drug-addicted teenager. This film focuses on the youth of Basquiat and his friends. The film shows a few of his paintings and a few words about him. It was fascinating to see how his friends and parents saw him. It was interesting to see how they reacted to him. The documentary is well-made. The subject matter was well-handled and well-done.

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Frank S.

I know Basquiat is one of the most important people of our time. For me, I have learned a lot about him, and he is one of my favorite artists. But this documentary is a bit too much. It has some great interviews, but most of them are not really necessary. I think the greatest thing this documentary does is show the culture of Basquiat, but it also goes into some problems he had with his family and friends, and how he tried to escape. For example, when he was painting he made a "transition" by going to school. This was the beginning of the art career for him. But he had to have a job, so he went to a barber, and he found out he had to pay a lot of money for the haircut. He didn't have a steady income for the next two years, so he lived with friends. And he was still going to school. But he did go to school and he knew he had to get a job, so he had to get a job. He did get a job, but it was a little too big, so he decided to quit school. He then decided to try out a different job, which was to paint. And he was hired for the "experimentation" part of the job, and that is when he became famous. So the documentary does a good job in showing the artist's life and his work, but it does not show his life in a really good way. It is not interesting enough. This documentary is more interesting to me, because it has a really good interview with Jean-Michel Basquiat. And also, it has a lot of pictures of Basquiat. I think this documentary is really worth seeing, but it could have been a lot better.

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Marilyn Fuller

Being a big fan of Basquiat, I was interested in this documentary. The one thing I was worried about was how the producers would portray Basquiat's early life, so I kept reading about his parents, and how they were nice people who never took advantage of him. One of my favorite things about Basquiat was that he had a lot of friends, and it was great to hear him tell stories of his childhood, and the things he did to get them to do the things he wanted them to do. This documentary does a great job of showing the life of Basquiat, as well as his time in the art world. The style of the film is quite dark, and it is pretty difficult to watch at times, but it is worth it. It is not a documentary about Basquiat, but rather a story about his art, his friends, and his parents. Overall, it is a very interesting documentary about one of the most popular artists of the time, and I would recommend it to anyone who loves Basquiat or his art.

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Katherine Reyes

This is one of those documentaries that you really need to watch a few times to really get the nuances of the characters and their lives. It is a bit of a mystery and may not be easy to find. It is also a bit of a love letter to the film industry and to Basquiat. At times it is extremely melancholic. However, it also has a very strong human story line and the exploration of the art of film is fascinating. The ending is very powerful and I loved it. I have to say, this is one of my favorite documentaries of all time.

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Denise

Jean-Michel Basquiat's life was a testament to the limitations of talent. His life, and his work, were singularly focused on the form, with a pure and visceral desire to express beauty, truth and emotion. Basquiat was a rare breed, a true artist who managed to attract the attention of an almost-universal audience. While he was a brilliant and enigmatic artist, his creative talent was never truly realized. But what he made was memorable, and his body of work is inextricably linked to his artistry. "The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat" is an excellent documentary that covers his early life, his influences, his influences on his work and his love of the music of Miles Davis. It covers his relationships with his mother and sisters, his relationships with women and his relationships with the women in his life. The film is basically a series of interviews with people who knew Basquiat, people who knew him. While the interviews are rather interesting, it is the images of the artist that will stick with you. These images will be permanently imprinted on your consciousness. There are pictures of him playing music, showing off his friends, singing and dancing. Basquiat was not only a musician, but a visual artist as well. It was his images and his images alone that was enough to connect him to his audience. He was a symbol, and his image was what his music was based on. All of these images will be important to you, and they will be important to the future of your culture. This is a documentary that will be cherished. It will be a part of your culture for years to come. And for that reason, it is a must-see.

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Brian

Before I start, I should say that the documentary was directed by the artist himself, and I am a fan of his work. I did not know how long it was going to be, and I was very pleasantly surprised. I'm not even sure why I had expected it to be that long. I was expecting it to be about 20-25 minutes long. I have to say I was very surprised by how much the documentary covered in an hour and a half. Not only did it cover the artist's early years, but it also covered the most recent years. I'm not sure what to think of this film. On one hand, it's a great piece of documentary film-making. On the other hand, it's really disappointing. I mean, if I was going to have a short film about the artist, I would have included more information about his early years, and more about his art. The documentary does cover a lot of the artist's life, but not very much about his art. The film is definitely better than the book, which is basically a biography of the artist. I give the documentary a 7 out of 10.