Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol

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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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Overview

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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Special Features

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

All Movie Guide - Andrea LeVasseur
An embodiment of empty celebrity status, pop icon Andy Warhol's impenetrable fa├žade 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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/27/2003
  • UPC: 826663014792
  • Original Release: 1990
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  • Source: Shout Factory
  • Time: 1:27:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 35,745

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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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Feature
   Scene Access
   Credits
      Filmographies
         Andy Warhol - Producer/Director
         Andy Wharol - Producer/Paul Morrissey - Director
         Andy Wharol - Producer/Jed Johnson - Director
         Chuck Workman - Director
      Production Credits
      Music Credits
   Director's Commentary
      On
      Off
   DVD Newsletter
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