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An intimate portrait of poet, painter, musician and singer Patti Smith that mirrors the essence of the artist herself.

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A chronicle of the early NYC years in the lives of Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe.

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An intimate portrait of poet, painter, musician and singer Patti Smith that mirrors the essence of the artist herself.

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$6,703 (USA) (15 August 2008)

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Patti Smith: It's really funny when people ask you about that - How does it feel to be a rock icon? When they say that, I always think of Mt. Rushmore.
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References Dont Look Back (1967) See more »

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The Jackson Song
Written by Patti Smith and Fred 'Sonic' Smith
Performed by Patti Smith
Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Psychological Torture!
12 October 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Thank God half of it was out of focus so I was partly spared from being tormented by what can only be described as the biggest "ego self loving" horror that has ever be put to film.

Steven Sebring despite being in what must be his 30s-40s, is in full "17 year old film student" mode here. No connection from scene to scene, void of any true meaning other than 'look at me I can make ambiguous shots!', and his egoistic 'look at how artistic I am' style vomits off the screen into your, what is now, blood soaked eyes.

I must stress I am not some philistine complaining that there were not enough explosions, but even a Patti Smith fan I went to see it with fell asleep. Not to mention the 30 or so people (all wearing Patti Smith t-shirts, clothes… obvious fans) who had no choice but to leave this brutal cinematic molestation (o my how I envied them).

DO NOT SEE THIS FILM unless you are some kind of super Patti Smith fan that enjoys psychological torture!


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