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I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

R | | Biography, Drama | 1 May 1996 (USA)
Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 60s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to ... See full summary »

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Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 60s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to produce, but he continued to ignore her. So she shot him. This is Valerie's story. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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You only get one shot at fame.

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language, drug use and brief violence | See all certifications »

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$1,814,290
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The German dubbing voice of Valerie is also the German voice of Bart Simpson. See more »

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Valerie Solanas is referred to as being 28 in 1968.In fact, she was born in 1936, making her 32 at the time she shot Andy Warhol. See more »

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Candy Darling: Dear Diary, I try to get what I want, whenever it's possible. I have always found that socially unacceptable people make the best lovers because they are more sensitive. I can be happy and fuffilled. I will never doubt it. I can not afford to. Each thought, each movement turned into a great moving force. Love Candy.
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Summertime Blues
Written by Eddie Cochran and Jerry Capehart
Performed by Blue Cheer
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with Polygram Film and TV Licensing
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The Woman's Version of Peeping Tom

If Peeping Tom was directed by a woman, then it would probably resemble Mary Harron's wonderful I Shot Andy Warhol. Like Peeping Tom, I Shot Andy Warhol is about how misunderstandings between the sexes can lead to violence. What was so great about I Shot Andy Warhol is how it takes a woman who most people would consider a psychopath and it humanizes her. We see what drives Valerie Solanas to commit her "insane" act of shooting Andy Warhol, and we come to understand why she did what she ended up doing. In other words, I Shot Andy Warhol successfully gets into the head of "insanity." After watching this film, I thought of a poem from Emily Dickinson: "Much madness is divinest sense. . . to a discerning eye. Much sense, the starkest madness. Ascent, and you are sane. Demure, you're straightaway dangerous, and put into chains." Now, let's see what Mary Harron does with another story about a "psychopath," American Psycho. . .


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