Scratch

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  • Summary: A feature length film about the hip-hop DJ and today's turntablist movement. From the South Bronx in the 70's to San Francisco today, the world's best scratchers, diggers, party-rockers and producers celebrate beats, breaks, battles, and the infinite possibilities of vinyl. (Palm Pictures)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 91
    Among the film's highlights are an interview with Grand Wizard Theodore, who is generally uncontested in his claim to have invented the idea of scratching vinyl.
  2. Highly entertaining and encouraging documentary.
  3. 89
    So upbeat it might as well arrive on a sunbeam.
  4. Filled with wildly inventive sound, as records are cut up and recombined on the spot.
  5. This engaging documentary is an excursion into the immense "art" form of hip-hop.
  6. 60
    A standard mix of performances, interviews, and gimmickry -- the image and sound sometimes loop or jump in a tiresomely literal attempt to translate the techniques of scratching and "beat juggling" into cinema.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. FrancisR.
    Oct 7, 2005
    10
    This movie is perfect to learn about the history and background of one of the elements of Hip-Hop...DJ. This really is enjoying to the This movie is perfect to learn about the history and background of one of the elements of Hip-Hop...DJ. This really is enjoying to the audience like myself. Please watch it. With interviews with one of the biggest DJs in the world like DJ Qbert, Mix Master Mike, X-Ecutioners and many more makes this movie the best Hip-Hop documentary around! Collapse

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