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The Basketball Diaries Book Review

I haven’t seen the movie, just some youtube clips, but it looks horrible to me. Maybe it works as entertainment in it’s own right.


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Hudson did share some thoughtful insights into the basketball diaries, one of the best movies he was ever involved with.

The basketball diaries book review. Jim had a great life, he played basketball and had many friends,. “ the more i read the more i know it now, heavier each day, that i need to write. They didn’t even come close to capturing the feel of the book.

Based on jim carroll’s autobiographical book of the same name, the basketball diaries — released on this day 25 years ago, april 21, 1995 — dramatizes a young man’s struggle with heroin. I last read this book about 30 years ago, so my memory is a bit hazy (maybe cuz i read this book and thought jim carroll was a role model), but all that aside, it was a very interesting account of growing up in nyc in the 60's. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of the basketball diaries.

Leonardo dicaprio playes a basketballplayer, a schoolkid (jim carrol) who walks this path. He talked about how important of a movie it was in relation to drug use and drug addiction, but that america wasn’t ready for it when it came out. The memoir is very popular with both carroll’s fans and critics, and it was eventually made into a 1995 film starring leonardo dicaprio.

The movie kinda sucked, but maybe that's my anti decaprio bias. Don't be put off by the dodgy di caprio vehicle from a few years back.this book has to be one of the finest debut novels around from. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 224 pages and is available in paperback format.

One of my favorite books. He is badly addicted to smoking, drugs, alcohol, etc. He's bright, he's hip, he's talented and he.

Heavily autobiographical, the basketball diaries is written with verve and authenticity. He soon stumbles upon death, smoking, loosing friends, and lots of other stuff! This movie is very realistic and does a great job portraying drug abuse and how it can ruin your life.

This is the adventures of a young boy named jim caroll. The basketball diaries is a true story about a young boy growing up on the streets of new york city. Review from a transgressive fiction fan.

His experiences aren’t censored and modified. From taking dope once a week to taking dope every day, every hour. The basketball diaries is a collection of entries from the journal of jim carroll.

A native of chicago, mr. This collection focuses on carroll from ages 13 to 16 and chronicles his experiences living in new york, attending private school, and playing basketball. Basketball diaries is a kitchen sink melodrama.

He keeps doing these drugs and soon gets badly damaged at a basketball game. The fact that the book is, in fact, carroll’s diary makes it so much more real. It’s when he writes about becoming a writer.

It is an edited collection of the diaries he kept between the ages of twelve and sixteen. Oddly, i’d never read the original book before, which describes the narrator’s teenage years in new york city, where he cuts school, shoots heroin, has sex with both women and men, and (of course) plays i’m always interested in hearing about someone’s first celebrity crush. Basically, if there was a grain of truth in it somewhere, i was interested because jim carroll had shown me (to paraphrase bad religion) that sometimes truth is not only stranger than fiction, it’s.

The basketball diaries (1978) is the memoir of jim carroll, who was both a famous poet and punk rocker. The movie kinda sucked, but maybe that's my anti decaprio bias. Carroll had a promising future as a basketball star and was one of the best players on his high school team.

Age twelve to fifteen (1978), had been eagerly awaited. It shows the road that one walks to being addicted to drugs. When his shots are successful, he feels like a schoolboy on summer vacation, but when his jumpers misfire, he feels old and creaky, too old ever to score again.

If i had to chose one book as my favorite of all time, it would be the basketball diaries. When i arrived an hour before the doors opened, a long line had already formed, and by tenminutes before showtime, the line. The basketball diaries by jim carroll.

The film is supposedly an adaptation of jim carroll's autobiographical book the basketball diaries, which records his experiences as a teenager in early1960s new york city. I last read this book about 30 years ago, so my memory is a bit hazy (maybe cuz i read this book and thought jim carroll was a role model), but all that aside, it was a very interesting account of growing up in nyc in the 60's. I’ve basically lost track of the number of times i have reread it.

The publication of jim carroll's diary, entitled the basketball diaries: Set in new york city , they detail his daily life, sexual experiences, high school basketball career, poetry compositions, the counterculture movement, and especially his addiction to heroin , which began when he was 13. Dicaprio's performance is his among his best, pulling no punches while conveying the relentless thirst of a junkie.

The book has been awarded with , and many others. The book, which is generally referred to by its main title alone, had started appearing in excerpt form throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s in various literary publications. But as an adaption of the book it’s all wrong.

Carroll describes growing up in new york city and the challenges he faces trying to stay out of trouble. We were talking about the “basketball diaries” movie last night. The main characters of this non fiction, autobiography story are ,.

In the midst of the cold war, war in vietnam, race riots in new york city, and a turning point in american culture between leave it to beaver and woodstock, jim carroll began writing his basketball diaries at the age of 12. It got me reading the beats, autobiographies, more journalism than i’m really comfortable admitting, hunter thompson and even hemingway; I attended a free sneak preview of the basketball diaries atthe university of michigan on tuesday, april 18.

The book is also something else though, because there is one piece of the basketball diaries i somehow forgot about entirely: Twenty years ago, i was energized by the basketball diaries; It's a rough story of growing up in early 70s new york city, told beautifully.

I think 'the basketball diaries' is a realistic and very important movie.


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