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Style Wars

(DVD - 2004 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Title: Style wars
[videorecording]
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Public Art Films, c2004
Edition: Full screen version
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (70 min.) :,sd., col. with b&w sequences ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Public Arts Films, Inc. ; a presentation of Tony Silver & Henry Chalfant ; produced by Tony Silver and Henry Chalfant ; directed by Tony Silver
Notes: Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Special features include: Filmmakers commentary; interviews, artist galleries, tributes, Destroy all lines featurette, outtakes
Originally produced in 1983
Contents: 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
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
Summary: 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.
Branch Call Number: DVD 700 STYLE
Credits: Cinematographer, Burleigh Wartes ; editors, Sam Pollard, Mary Alfieri, Victor Kanefsky.
System Details: DVD, full screen; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, 2.0 stereo, NTSC; Region 0
Other Language: Closed captioned
Subject Headings: Subways New York (State) New York New York (N.Y.) Social life and customs Break dancing New York (State) New York Hip-hop New York (State) New York Graffiti Social aspects New York (State) New York
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary films
Topical Term: Subways
Break dancing
Hip-hop
Graffiti
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Style Wars features what was the core of hip hop at the beginning: b-boys. Go back to the source with footage of great dancers like the Rock Steady Crew.


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