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Andy Warhol (1987)

The first major profile of the American Pop Art cult leader after his death in 1987 covers the whole of his life and work through interviews, clips from his films, and conversations with ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Andy Warhol ... Himself
Paul Morrissey ... Himself
Viva ... Herself
John Giorno John Giorno ... Himself
Brigid Berlin Brigid Berlin ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victor Bockris Victor Bockris ... Himself
Bob Colacello ... Himself
Ivan Karp Ivan Karp ... Himself
Gerard Malanga Gerard Malanga ... Himself
Sylvia Miles ... Herself
Billy Name Billy Name ... Himself
Ondine Ondine ... Himself
Edie Sedgwick ... Herself (archive footage)
Joe Simon Joe Simon ... Himself
James Warhola James Warhola ... Himself (as Jamie Warhola)
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The first major profile of the American Pop Art cult leader after his death in 1987 covers the whole of his life and work through interviews, clips from his films, and conversations with his family and superstar friends. Andy Warhol, the son of poor Czech immigrants, grew up in the industrial slums of Pittsburgh while dreaming of Hollywood stars. He went on to become a star himself. Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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English

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9 June 1987 (USA) See more »

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Warhol: A "Famous For 15-Minutes" Flake
1 April 2015 | by strong-122-478885See all my reviews

I have never liked 1960's pop artist Andy Warhol. And now, after watching him in this documentary, I dislike him even more than ever.

From my personal viewpoint, I think that Warhol was a despicable, snivelling suck who, because the times were what they were, hit it super-lucky and went on to become a pop culture icon without rightfully earning that celebrated status.

If you ask me - Warhol never had an original idea in his life. He was the ultimate rip-off artist who shamelessly plagiarized and borrowed heavily from others.

In every interview presented in this documentary, Warhol repeatedly came across as being the dullest, most inarticulate subject imaginable. He had zero-charisma. He was as drab and colourless as his "art" was repetitive and redundant.

As I understand it - Not only was Warhol an annoyingly eccentric flake, but he was also a callous, vicious, little control-freak who manipulated those who worked for him and got them to do all of the tedious tasks like silk-screening, etc., etc., while he sat around whining and bitching, non-stop.

I mean, all you have to do is take a real good look at Andy in this documentary to clearly see that he wasn't a nice person at all. Warhol's looks were so utterly creepy that it's more than enough to make one's skin crawl. (Hey! I won't even begin to talk about those absolutely hideous wig he wore!)


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