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Based on the rise and fall of socialite Edie Sedgwick, concentrating on her relationships with Andy Warhol and a folk singer.

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A beautiful, wealthy young party girl drops out of Radcliffe in 1965 and heads to New York to become Holly Golightly. When she meets a hungry young artist named Andy Warhol, he promises to make her the star she always wanted to be. And like a super nova she explodes on the New York scene only to find herself slowly lose grip on reality... Written by Richard Golub

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The Fame. The Spotlight. The Scandal. The Party's About To Begin. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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

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2 February 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fábrica de sueños  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£156,779 (UK) (16 March 2007)

Gross:

£352,343 (UK) (23 March 2007)
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Trivia

The movie opened in Germany on August 6th, which was a Wednesday. Normally in Germany movies open on a Thursday. That was in tribute to Andy Warhol, whose birthday is the 6th of August. See more »

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The newspaper clipping handed to Edie Sedgwick lists Billy's name as "Tommy Quinn." See more »

Quotes

Billy Quinn: How did a nice chick like you get mixed up in the whole acting racket?
Edie Sedgwick: Breakfast at Tiffany's. You know, Audrey with her hair pulled back, and she's smoking through the black cigarette holder.
Billy Quinn: You wanna live in a movie?
Edie Sedgwick: I never saw the movie, just the poster.
Billy Quinn: So you haven't read the book then?
Edie Sedgwick: Well Audrey isn't in the book.
Billy Quinn: The book is a bit different. It's about a working girl and a writer, an artist. You see the artist steals the girls stories and makes a fortune, and the girl doesn't get ...
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References The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956) See more »

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I Want Candy
Written by Bert Berns (as Bert Berns), Bob Feldman, Richard Gottehrer and Jerry Goldstein (as Gerry Goldstein)
Performed by The Strangeloves
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Factory Girl Mass Produced
6 March 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

"The Factory" was the entire fifth floor studio of 231 East 47th Street in Midtown Manhattan serving as artistic sanctuary for Andy Warhol and the place for artsy types in the mid to late 60's. It's also where Edie Sedgwick spent most of her time as Warhol turned her into a starlet on his silver screen and as the original Paris Hilton she became famous for being famous, complete with trust fund and a nasty drug habit courtesy of Andy and his "Warhol Superstars".

Andy Warhol dove into most things artistic; shaping Pop Art, producing The Velvet Underground, and making his own films. Factory Girl took great advantage of the justification for using all manner of film-making formats cutting to point-of-view shots through grainy black and white 8 MM film camera viewfinders. Ask your grandparents... or SAIT instructor Philip Letourneau.

The cameras take you through a real life tragedy as Sienna Miller portrays a charming and naive Edie Sedgwick. Conflicted, she's seduced into fame by a chilling Guy Pearce as Warhol while a painfully dull Hayden Christensen as "The Musician" attempts to rescue her. Denying a relationship with Sedgwick, Bob Dylan's lawyers refused his inclusion in the film but he represents the possible redemption for the spiraling "Poor Little Rich Girl".

Overall, Factory Girl has trouble navigating it's plot shifting to and from Edie as the art that Andy creates, her personal journey, and the people around them both, all topped by a future Miss Sedgwick revealing the story to a psychiatrist in rehab.

There's a great movie in here somewhere but Factory Girl is not it.

C Matt Watterworth http://www.theweal.com


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