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Mapplethorpe (2018)

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A look at the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe from his rise to fame in the 1970s to his untimely death in 1989.

Director:

Ondi Timoner

Writers:

Ondi Timoner (screenplay by), Mikko Alanne (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Matt Smith ... Robert Mapplethorpe
John Benjamin Hickey ... Sam Wagstaff
Mark Moses ... Harry Mapplethorpe
Hari Nef ... Tinkerbelle
Marianne Rendón ... Patti Smith
Carolyn McCormick ... Joan Mapplethorpe
Brian Stokes Mitchell ... Father Stack
Karan Oberoi ... Emilio Acquavella
Kerry Butler ... Holly Solomon
Tina Benko ... Sandy Daley
Brandon Sklenar ... Edward Mapplethorpe
Rotimi Paul ... Ken Moody
McKinley Belcher III ... Milton Moore
Kenya Brome ... Second Assistant
Mickey O'Hagan ... Tina Summerlin
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A look at the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe from his rise to fame in the 1970s to his untimely death in 1989.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Perfect Moment See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$91,002, 21 April 2019
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Zosia Mamet was originally cast to play Patti Smith. See more »

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The Model
Written by Michael Turner and Brian Zack Lewis
Performed by Michael Turner and Brian Zack Lewis
Courtesy of Media Creature Properties
Played in Robert's studio as he shoots a new subject during the 80s. Edward returns for his old job
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True to Mapplethorpe
21 May 2019 | by JT1963See all my reviews

Having spent my entire life working in photography and following Mapplethorpe's life throughout, I think that this film depicted his personal and professional life brilliantly. Timoner did a beautiful job depicting his life, Matt Smith was excellent as Mapplethorpe. I'm sure those that worked directly with him would agree.

Excellent film (acting, cinematography, script). I have seen this twice and enjoyed it more the second time, noticing the accuracies to his life and his relationship with Patti Smith.

Timoner, again, does justice to Mapplethorpe in showing his actual amazing artwork, whether it be his floral portraits, or his erotic images, which he was so well-known for.

I would hope Timoner does more biopics on other noted photographers or artists in general whose lives have been challenged, as she seemed to perfectly portray Robert Mapplethorpe and his life's work.


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