Author Archive for: ‘Joanna Elena Batsakis’

Aficionados Americanos: A Study of Painting and Spanish Bullfighting in Julian Schnabel’s Basquiat and Dennis Hopper’s Catchfire

Sitting inside a Los Angeles police station, conceptual artist Anne Benton (Jodie Foster) worriedly bites her nails as she relays the details of a mob crime she witnessed the night before. Benton’s anxiety escalates when she notices John Luponi (Dean Stockwell), the lawyer for the notorious mobster Leo Carelli (Joe Pesci), staring at her, unblinking, from outside the glass door. …

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