Beat Street (1984)

“When are you going to stop writing on the walls and make some money?”

OhjausStan Lathan
PääosissaLeon Grant, Rae Dawn Chong, Guy Davis, Robert Taylor
Kesto1 h 46 min
KieliEnglanti

South Bronxin teinit löytävät ilmaisukeinonsa graffititaiteen, breakdancen, mc-, dj- ja rap-hommien parista vanhan koulun tapaan. Beat Street on fiktio, joka dokumentoi kuin varkain varhaisen hip hop -kulttuurin kehitystä ja New Yorkin rosoa ennen gentrifikaatiota. Hip hop -pioneereista leffassa näyttäytyvät mm. Afrika Bambaataa Soulsonic Force, Rock Steady Crew ja Grandmaster Melle Mel and the Furious Five.

“Beat Street has the notable honor of representing the Bronx and various parts of New York during the days before the restoration (and eventual gentrification of certain areas). For those who love taking ganders at the gritty New York of yore, Beat Street provides those historical thrills. And, of course, as a document of the early days of hip-hop, Beat Street still holds its own as one of the films to have captured hip-hop culture in its most transitional phase.”

— Imran Khan, PopMatters

Musat

Leffan tunnelmaan johdattaa DJ Jackmaster 3rrd!

Slurps

Kalja ja Beat Street ne yhteen sopii

IMDB 6,5 / 10
Rotten tomatoes: 50 %