CineFile – Basquiat

by A. Jay Adler on February 20, 2011
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“My mom told me this story – or was it a dream?”

It makes sense that it might take another painter to make a masterly, even painterly film about a painter. In both of these scenes from the 1996 film, director Julian Schnabel conveys an idiosyncratic ingenuousness in Jeffrey Wright‘s Jean-Michel Basquiat that mixes with his world waryness. In the first scene Michael Wincott plays Rene Ricard. In the second scene, Benicio Del Toro plays the composite character Benny Dalmau.

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