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Wild Style [DVD]

The slender story line of "Wild Style" features red-hot graffiti artist Zoro. He's got girl and family trouble, but is discovered by a reporter, and thus embarks on a journey from outsider to gallery artist. This low-budget art movie is almost documentary in that it includes a who's who of early hip-hop, which was a creative movement played out in Bronx basements, kitchens, dingy bars, and on stoops, one of many things to do on Saturday night. The film is a panoply of the war-zone streets that birthed hip-hop, freestyle MCs, break dancing, and beautifully, meticulously tagged subway trains from the days when hip-hop was more than just music--it was a small, self-selecting, micro youth culture as specific to New York as the Statue of Liberty. The film is a fascinating time capsule for anyone interested in the cultural roots of hip-hop, practically anthropological, not so much old skool as pre-school.

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Summary: The slender story line of "Wild Style" features red-hot graffiti artist Zoro. He's got girl and family trouble, but is discovered by a reporter, and thus embarks on a journey from outsider to gallery artist. This low-budget art movie is almost documentary in that it includes a who's who of early hip-hop, which was a creative movement played out in Bronx basements, kitchens, dingy bars, and on stoops, one of many things to do on Saturday night. The film is a panoply of the war-zone streets that birthed hip-hop, freestyle MCs, break dancing, and beautifully, meticulously tagged subway trains from the days when hip-hop was more than just music--it was a small, self-selecting, micro youth culture as specific to New York as the Statue of Liberty. The film is a fascinating time capsule for anyone interested in the cultural roots of hip-hop, practically anthropological, not so much old skool as pre-school.
Title: Wild style [DVD] / Rhino ; Charlie Ahearn presents ; directed, produced, and written by Charlie Ahearn ; original concept, Fred Brathwaite, Charlie Ahearn ; Wild Style Productions, Ltd.
Publisher Date: [New York, NY] : Wild Style Productions, Ltd. : Submarine Entertainment, c2013.
Subject: Teenage boys -- Drama Graffiti -- Drama. Hip-hop -- Drama. Rap (Music) -- Drama. Break dancing -- Drama. African American teenagers -- Drama. Teenagers -- Conduct of life -- Drama. Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Drama.
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Call Number: 791.43 Wil
Oclc: 861186008
Upc: 741360538146
Bib Id: 461526

Format: DVD
Summary: The slender story line of "Wild Style" features red-hot graffiti artist Zoro. He's got girl and family trouble, but is discovered by a reporter, and thus embarks on a journey from outsider to gallery artist. This low-budget art movie is almost documentary in that it includes a who's who of early hip-hop, which was a creative movement played out in Bronx basements, kitchens, dingy bars, and on stoops, one of many things to do on Saturday night. The film is a panoply of the war-zone streets that birthed hip-hop, freestyle MCs, break dancing, and beautifully, meticulously tagged subway trains from the days when hip-hop was more than just music--it was a small, self-selecting, micro youth culture as specific to New York as the Statue of Liberty. The film is a fascinating time capsule for anyone interested in the cultural roots of hip-hop, practically anthropological, not so much old skool as pre-school.
Title: Wild style [DVD] / Rhino ; Charlie Ahearn presents ; directed, produced, and written by Charlie Ahearn ; original concept, Fred Brathwaite, Charlie Ahearn ; Wild Style Productions, Ltd.
Edition: 30th anniversary ed.
Publisher, Date: [New York, NY] : Wild Style Productions, Ltd. : Submarine Entertainment, c2013.
Description: 2 videodiscs (82 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note: Rating: R.
Subjects: Teenage boys -- Drama
Subjects: Graffiti -- Drama.
Subjects: Hip-hop -- Drama.
Subjects: Rap (Music) -- Drama.
Subjects: Break dancing -- Drama.
Subjects: African American teenagers -- Drama.
Subjects: Teenagers -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
Subjects: Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Drama.
Genre: Musical films
Genre: Fiction films
Genre: Feature films
Genre: Feature films -- United States.
Other Author: Ahearn, Charlie.
Other Author: Quinones, Lee George
Other Author: Fabara, Sandra, 1964-
Other Author: Fab 5 Freddy, 1959-
Other Author: Astor, Patti.
Other Author: Busy Bee.
Other Author: Grandmaster Flash
Other Author: Wild Style Productions, Ltd.
Other Author: Music Box Films
Other Author: Submarine Entertainment (Firm)
Notes: Title from web page.
Notes: Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1983.
Notes: "Digitally remastered."
Notes: Special features: Commentary with director Charlie Ahearn and Fred Brathwaite (Feb 5 Freddy) [audio feature]; Wild Style 25th anniversary reunion 2007 [featurette] (7 min.); Wild Style 20th Amphitheater jam 2002 [featurette] (6 min.); Interviews with Wild Style players 2006 [featurette] (10 min.); Bongo barbershop 2005 [featurette] (8 min.); Busy on the beach 2006 [featurette] (4 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.); Outtakes [featurette] (5 min.); Wild Style subway rap [featurette] (4 min.); Photo gallery [slide show].
Notes: Directors of photography, Clive Davidson, John Foster ; sound, Bernd Nobel, Larry Sharf ; editor, Steve Brown ; music, Fab 5 Freddy, Chris Stein.
Notes: "Lee" George Quinones, Sandra "Pink" Fabara, Frederick Brathwaite, Patti Astor; Rap [by] Busy Bee, Double Trouble, Fantastic Freaks, Cold Crush Bros., Grandmaster Flash; Breaks [by] Rock Steady Crew, Pop-O-Matics, Electric Force.
Notes: DVD; Aspect ratio, 1.37; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital sound.
Contents: Disc 1: Feature film: Zoro enters yard -- Titles -- Subway montage -- Painting the Dixie -- Dixie battle -- Limo rap -- Virginia comes to the Bronx -- Dixie/Fantastic and Cold Crush -- Stick-up -- Union clubhouse -- Ray on subway -- Painting the amphitheater -- Amphitheater jam -- End credits --
Contents: Disc 2: Bonus material.
Publisher Number: MBFHE-054
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Medium: [DVD]
Call Number: 791.43 Wil