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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.

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Ondi Timoner

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Smith ... Robert Mapplethorpe
Marianne Rendón ... Patti Smith
John Benjamin Hickey ... Sam Wagstaff
Brandon Sklenar ... Edward Mapplethorpe
Tina Benko ... Sandy Daley
Mark Moses ... Harry Mapplethorpe
Carolyn McCormick ... Joan Mapplethorpe
Thomas Philip O'Neill ... David Croland
Mickey O'Hagan ... Tina Summerlin
Anthony Michael Lopez ... Jack Fritscher
McKinley Belcher III ... Milton Moore
Brian Stokes Mitchell ... Father Stack
Karlee Perez ... Lisa Lyon
David J. Cork ... The Catch
Kerry Butler ... Holly Solomon
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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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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

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,000, 3 March 2019

Gross USA:

$91,002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,002
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1.85 : 1
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The film was shot in only nineteen days. See more »

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References Midnight Cowboy (1969) See more »

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Castles Made of Man
Performed by Bent Wind
Written by Martin Lloyd Rosenthal
Courtesy of Trend Records
By arrangement with Fervor Records
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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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