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JS
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« on: July 08, 2001, 11:41:12 PM »

Has anyone seen Andy Warhol's "Flesh for Frankenstein"?  I thought it a rather outlandish interpretation of the venerable creature and his creator.  I guess Warhol was being "artistic".  I think he also did a version of Dracula that was equally pathetic.
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Dr. Freex
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2001, 11:55:29 PM »

Actually, Warhol has only a producer credit.  Paul Morrissey is the director (with a co-credit to Antonio Marghereti).  Warhol's named got slapped on a lot of Morrissey's films. like Bad, Trash, Heat, and (of course) Blood for Dracula.
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Chris
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2001, 12:20:47 AM »

Yeah i borrowed it from this one dude a long time ago. 30 minutes into it i was like- "YAWN!." And that was the end of my fling with Warhol film's, i've heard they all stink pretty bad, of course this guy did paint cambel soup cans.
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popman
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2001, 06:07:38 AM »

The dracula adaptation of Warhol is called "blood for dracula" I think.

starring Udo Kier as a ill vampire dying slowling because of lack of fresh virgin blood.

Very interesting adaptation. I think it's a french english production or something like that.

You can see dracula vomitting non-virgin blood and crying for not finding pure girls... lol
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Steve.
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2001, 02:41:46 PM »

Probably the worst example of Warhol's "art" movies is "Chelsea Girls" which clocks in at a terrifying three and a half hours.  In cinemas it required two side-by-side projectors, each showing different, unconnected footage. The sacrifices that have to be made in the name of "art" - don't you just love 'em?
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mr Raffles(champion cricketer)
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2001, 06:37:16 PM »

i loved "trash" and "heat" the characters were very decadent and silly in a John Waters type of way.
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peter johnson
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2001, 07:31:06 PM »

God, Raffles, do you really play cricket?  Remember Doug Adams' revelation of cricket as a recreation of ancient genocidal warfare?
When viewing Warhol, it's important to distinguish between things he really did -- some of which are cool in a dada/surreal way -- and stuff he just put his name on, like the Velvet Underground.
Some of it sucks royally, but he intended for it to -- one of his experiments was with boredom & how it can be willfully inflicted/what is it really/etc.  More interesting than he's given credit for, some of his stuff is at least as intriguing as Marcel Duchamp's
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Steve.
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2001, 01:23:02 PM »

Douglas Adams knew what he was talking about. You can probably hear the Australians celebrating their latest massacre of the English over in the US.
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mr Raffles(champion cricketer)
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2001, 03:22:44 PM »

I'll take warhol over Duchamp simply for the Pop element.  Duchamp eventually gave up Art for chess, which isn't surprising considering the heady nature of his work.  I like both though.  And Tango and Cash
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