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Factory Girl
     

Factory Girl

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Director: George Hickenlooper

Cast: Sienna Miller, Hayden Christensen, Guy Pearce

 
The true story of one woman's brief and ultimately tragic flirtation with fame in the 1960s provides the basis for this biographical drama. In 1943, Edie Sedgwick (Sienna Miller) was born to a wealthy and socially prominent family, and she grew up with beauty and money, but also a history of mental illness; she was hospitalized with an

Overview

The true story of one woman's brief and ultimately tragic flirtation with fame in the 1960s provides the basis for this biographical drama. In 1943, Edie Sedgwick (Sienna Miller) was born to a wealthy and socially prominent family, and she grew up with beauty and money, but also a history of mental illness; she was hospitalized with an eating disorder in her late teens, and by the time she was 21, two of her seven siblings had died before their time. In 1964, Edie moved to New York City, and quickly made a splash on the Manhattan social scene; she became friendly with the famous pop artist Andy Warhol (Guy Pearce), who was fascinated by her gamine loveliness and her quirky personality. Warhol wasted no time in casting her in one of his underground movies, and she quickly became a crucial part of his retinue of "superstars." Fashion icon Diana Vreeland (Illeana Douglas) was convinced Edie had the looks and charm to also become a successful model, and soon she was gracing the pages of Life, Vogue, and Glamour. But Edie's instability was hardly helped by her new fast-lane lifestyle, and when she met Billy Quinn (Hayden Christensen), a folk rock singer-songwriter often cited as "the voice of a generation," he persuaded her that Warhol and his associates were simply using her fame and beauty for their own gain, and she found herself torn between two powerful mentors, one of whom had become her lover as well. Factory Girl also co-stars Jimmy Fallon, Mena Suvari, and Tara Summers as regulars at the Warhol "Factory." The character of Musician was inspired in part by Bob Dylan, who was romantically involved with Edie Sedgwick for a brief time.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/17/2007
UPC:
0796019804943
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
NR
Source:
Weinstein Company
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:39:00
Sales rank:
51,735

Special Features

Commentary by director George Hickenlooper; Deleted scene with optional director's commentary; The Real Edie - An inside look at the life of Edie Sedgwick; Guy Pearce's video diary; Sienna Miller's Audition Tape; Making Factory Girl; Theatrical trailer; Language: English 5.11; Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sienna Miller Edie Sedgwick
Hayden Christensen Billy Quinn, Musician
Guy Pearce Andy Warhol
Jimmy Fallon Chuck Wein
Mena Suvari Richie Berlin
Shawn Hatosy Syd Pepperman
Jack Huston Gerard Malanga
Armin Amiri Ondine
Illeana Douglas Diana Vreeland
Edward Herrmann James Townsend
Beth Grant Julia Warhol
Tara Summers Brigid Polk
James Naughton Fuzzy Sedgwick
Johnny Whitworth Silver George
Mary Elizabeth Winstead Ingrid Superstar
Don Novello Mort Silvers
Grant James Priest
Richard Folmer Waiter
Tarajia Morrell Reporter at JFK Airport
Charles Ferrara Vendor at Flea Market
Brian Bell Lou Reed
Patrick Wilson John Cale
Michael Stephens Sterling Morrison
Samantha Maloney Mo Tucker
Meredith Ostrom Nico
Jeffrey Galpin Horse Trainer
Robert Lasko Frank (Cowboy Twin 1)
Richard Lasko Leo (Cowboy Twin 2)
Renee Vincent Mrs. Shingle
Thomas Faustin Aru
Kevin Lyons Giovanni
Peggy Walton-Walker Alice Sedgwick
Will Carter Gino
Alexi Wasser Lexa Spence
Marian Faddis Diana Vreeland's Assistant
Brandon Olive Factory Freak
Trace Cheramie Gay Cowboy
Stephen Michael Cox Junky
Kent Jude Bernard Elmo Who
Jon E. Edwards Taci Driver
Trisha Meaney Musician's Wife
Michael Hughes Harvard Dandy
Madeleine Poirrier Young Edie
Mikey Post Taxi Driver
Brendan Faddis Rocco
Heather Bloom The Other Woman
Jim Coope Harvard Club Waiter
Colleen Camp Mrs. Whitley
Tommy Perna Jack (Muscle Mary Bouncer)
Deneen Tyler Wanda
Joel Michaely Joey
Tim Soergel Gay Cowboy #2
Peter Barnes Reporter
Morris Bart Reporter
Georgina Chapman Interviewer

Technical Credits
George Hickenlooper Director
Matt Aberle Musical Direction/Supervision
Kimberly C. Anderson Producer
Michael Applebaum Camera Operator
Antonio L. Arroyo Sound Mixer
Morris Bart Producer
Brigid Berlin Associate Producer
Richie Berlin Associate Producer
Kate Biscoe Makeup
Salvador Camacho Camera Operator
James Cox Associate Producer
Katie Crory Associate Producer
John Dunn Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Dupont Associate Producer
Richard Dupont Associate Producer
Barbara Fiorentino Casting
Chantel Forest Associate Producer
James A. Gelarden Art Director
Dana E. Glauberman Editor
Aaron Richard Golub Original Story,Producer
Michael Grady Cinematographer
Jeffrey Haupt Sound/Sound Designer
Colin Hudson Camera Operator
Christina E. Kim Set Decoration/Design
Kirkpatrick Kimberley Makeup
Michael Levine Editor
Rachel Levine Camera Operator
Mark Little Asst. Director
Gerard Malanga Associate Producer
Rebecca Mangieri Casting
Captain Mauzner Co-producer,Original Story,Screenwriter
Simon Monjack Executive Producer,Original Story
Matthew Mungle Makeup Special Effects
Sarah Nunez Associate Producer
Malcolm Petal Producer
Michael Post Associate Producer
Jeremy Reed Production Designer
Edward Shearmur Score Composer
Laura Smith Associate Producer
Wendy Weidman Casting
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Holly Wiersma Producer
Bob Yari Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Factory Girl
1. Art School [4:21]
2. Movie Business [5:47]
3. The Factory [7:55]
4. Good Times [6:28]
5. Superstar [9:27]
6. Life Being Famous [11:23]
7. Beyond the Obvious [8:01]
8. Poor Little Rich Girl [7:21]
9. Andy's Family [5:41]
10. First Love [7:17]
11. The Big Sadness [7:09]
12. Desperation [9:02]
13. Epilogue [4:25]
14. End Credits [5:16]

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Factory Girl 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have heard and read all about the madness of Edie and Andy but to see it first hand was amazing. The film was both a documentary and tragedy, a story about two pop culture icons that brought a new edge to the sixties. From the loves, to the lies, from the glamour, and to most horrifying lows. The two main characters go through such immense jealous, tragedy, and trials that you cant but hope for a happy ending. Sadly the ending, being fact, doesnt end happily ever after, but these two icons have quite the story to tell. Its a pretty good film I have to say, and a great biography.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Knowing a full details of the whole Andy Warhol/Factory scene, I didn't realize how egocentric he truly was. He just didn't about anybody. Edie come across as a very convincing three-dimensional character that was highly unstable, childlike in some ways, and hopelessly naive yet lovable. Her taste in men was her downfall. The character of the folk singer, clearly Bob Dylan, we all know was a womanizer and Andy Warhol was childish and impish. It is sad such a talented woman had to go the rout of death.
joytoy More than 1 year ago
ok, but a little disappointing in the warhol portral by guy pierce. sienna miller was good.
Sess-Jooner More than 1 year ago
I didn't go into this moving wanting to learn more about andy warhol and edie sedgewick, I really didn't care. I wanted to see how the characters interacted with each other. The movie isn't a drama, it isn't funny, it doesn't have any action. Just the graphics and effects with music make it artsy. I'm not saying that's what makes a movie horrible, its what makes it kind of uninteresting. But the I really loved the character choice and the scenes. This movie really motivates me, whenever I watch it, I feel like picking up and pen and drawing.
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