Style Wars: Graffiti-Dokuclassic online


(Youtube Direktplaylist, via Martin, Poster-Remix von Scollin Designs)

Die Macher der legendären 1982er Graffiti- und Oldschool-Hiphop-Doku „Style Wars“ haben den Film ganz offiziell in kleinen Bits auf Youtube hochgeladen, hier kann man sie auf der offiziellen Seite zum Film ansehen bzw oben in einer Playlist, hier die komplette Doku auf Vimeo, derweil sammelt man nach wie vor Geld für eine Restauration des Films und einen Transfer des Materials in HD-Qualität.

Directed by Tony Silver and produced by Tony Silver and Henry Chalfant, it was awarded the Grand Prize for Documentaries at the 1983 Sundance Film Festival. STYLE WARS is regarded as the indispensable document of New York Street culture of the early '80s, the filmic record of a golden age of youthful creativity that exploded into the world from a city in crisis.

STYLE WARS captured the look and feel of New York's ramshackle subway system as graffiti writers' public playground, battleground and spectacular artistic canvas. Opposing them by every means possible were Mayor Edward Koch, the police, and the New York Transit Authority. Meanwhile MCs, DJs and B-boys rocked the city with new sounds and new moves and street corner breakdance battles evolved into performance art.

Amazon-Partnerlink: Style Wars [2 DVDs]