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Empire (1964)

A single shot of the Empire State Building from early evening until nearly 3 am the next day.

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Andy Warhol
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Jonas Mekas ... Himself (uncredited)
Andy Warhol ... Himself (uncredited)
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A single shot of the Empire State Building from early evening until nearly 3 am the next day.

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

1964 (USA) See more »

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Эмпайр See more »

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New York, USA See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Callie Angell, director of the Whitney's 'Warhol Film Project' said in 'New York Magazine' that the film doesn't only show the Empire State Building, but the creators of the film themselves: "[Andy Warhol and Jonas Mekas] were shooting it from the office of the Rockefeller Foundation in the Time-Life building, and when they changed the reels they'd turn the lights on. In three reels, they started before they turned the lights back off, so you can see a reflection of Warhol and Mekas in the window. No one had ever mentioned that before. Probably no one ever had sat through the whole thing."[Nov. 22, 2004] See more »

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Try to see Andy there
29 April 1999 | by Ferenc-2See all my reviews

Watching this movie is a fight. If you know about the details, you just sit, look at that building at night, watch the small light in the background (appears every 20 minutes) and wait for Andy Warhol who passes in front of the camera for about five times. I've seen him three times. At the end, the lights on the building are switched off and you just watch two small lights on the dark screen (it takes two hours). A really bizarre experience.


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