Originally a twenty five hour film made up of shorter film segments. It consists of 83 reels each lasting approximately 33 minutes. A short story odyssey of film designed to be shown with two projectors playing simultaneously.
At a New York City restaurant, the patrons are men, nude but for a G-string, waited on by one woman, also clad in a G-string (played by Viva) and a G-bestringed (bestrung?) waiter. Some of ... See full summary »
The couch at Andy Warhol's Factory was as famous in its own right as any of his Superstars. In Couch, visitors to the Factory were invited to "perform" on camera, seated on the old couch. ... See full summary »
A young sailor falls in love with a mysterious woman, performing as a mermaid at the local carnival. He soon comes to suspect the girl might be a real mermaid, who draws men to a watery death during the full moon.
I can't say I fully understand the concept here. Andy Warhol films the faces of a variety of young friends, including Dennis Hopper, in complete silence and generally only for a few minutes. If you want to see a man's face in black and white for a few minutes without his words to distract you, this is the film for you.
If I understand correctly, Warhol thought of these films as paintings. And that would make sense, as the faces really are little more than paintings. They move a bit, but not enough to really be considered silent film. There's clearly no plot. It's an image, a frozen slice of time. Again, one of them is Dennis Hopper, which is pretty great for his fans, because aside from bit parts, he really didn't hit it big until 1969. This is a glimpse into his years on the brink of success.
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