Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol

Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol

Director: Chuck Workman

Cast: Chuck Workman, John Coplans, Henry Geldzahler, Allen Ginsberg

     
 

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Fascinating documentary of artist and filmmaker Andy Warhol, combining rare footage with interviews with his friends and colleagues, including Dennis Hopper, David Hockney, Taylor Mead, and Sylvia Miles.See more details below

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Fascinating documentary of artist and filmmaker Andy Warhol, combining rare footage with interviews with his friends and colleagues, including Dennis Hopper, David Hockney, Taylor Mead, and Sylvia Miles.

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All Movie Guide - Andrea LeVasseur
An embodiment of empty celebrity status, pop icon Andy Warhol's impenetrable façade never comes down in Chuck Workman's documentary Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol. With his blank stare and dull responses, Warhol maintains his image, staying perpetually on the surface without directly disclosing anything about himself or his work. Friends in the art world, family in rural Pennsylvania, and, mostly, just acquaintances, all reveal how little they knew of who he really was. Yet the broad vista of interview subjects wax on about how deeply their lives were touched and how the pop-culture landscape was forever changed by the presence of this vacuous man. While understandably lacking in-depth interviews with the man himself, the film more than makes up for it with Workman's skilled editing. He layers the rapid-media messages with paradoxical interviews to create a meditation on celebrity and the spirit of the time, rather than an exploration of a person. What the film becomes is less a biographical documentary and more a collage of major media images and their relation to assembly-line commercial advertising. For such a vapid subject as Warhol, the task of deepening an understanding of him is a difficult one, because he has built a career around withholding information about himself. What Superstar does reveal is how the major figures around him were changed by the cultural phenomenon, not by the person.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/27/2003
UPC:
0826663014792
Original Release:
1990
Rating:
NR
Source:
Shout Factory
Time:
1:27:00
Sales rank:
54,135

Special Features

Interactive menus; Scene access; Filmographies; Production credits; Music credits; Director commentary

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Coplans Actor
Henry Geldzahler Actor
Allen Ginsberg Actor
David Hockney Actor
Dennis Hopper Actor
Sally Kirkland Actor
Fran Lebowitz Actor
Gerard Malanga Actor
Taylor Mead Actor
Sylvia Miles Actor
Paul Morrissey Actor
Joan Quinn Actor
Lou Reed Actor
Bobby Short Actor
Ultra Violet Actor
Viva Actor
Shelley Winters Actor
Holly Woodlawn Actor

Technical Credits
Chuck Workman Director,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter
Larry Green Producer
Samantha Heilweil Sound/Sound Designer
Marilyn Lewis Producer
Peter English Nelson Co-producer
Burleigh Wartes Cinematographer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Who Is Andy Warhol? [7:01]
2. Roots [5:51]
3. Early Influences [6:10]
4. A Movement Afoot [4:59]
5. The Factory [4:55]
6. Game of Pop Art [5:51]
7. Campbell's [4:29]
8. Superstars [6:38]
9. Andy's Films [4:29]
10. Too Hard to Care [4:48]
11. "Interview" [2:43]
12. Power [7:44]
13. Art of Suggestiveness [2:36]
14. Beautiful People [4:14]
15. "Disappeared" [4:04]
16. His Legacy [8:19]

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