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Original Air Date:
1 September 2006 (Season 20, Episode 6)
Ric Burns unearths rarely seen footage and offers keen observations on the life and artistic influence of Andy Warhol. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast)

Laurie Anderson ... Herself - Narrator
Irving Blum ... Himself

Salvador Dalí ... Himself (archive footage)

Candy Darling ... Himself (archive footage)
Donna De Salvo ... Herself

Bob Dylan ... Himself
Pat Hackett ... Herself
Dave Hickey ... Himself

Dennis Hopper ... Himself

Jeff Koons ... Himself

Paul Morrissey ... Himself

George Plimpton ... Himself (archive footage)
John Richardson ... Himself
Edie Sedgwick ... Herself (archive footage)

Andy Warhol ... Himself (archive footage)

Holly Woodlawn ... Himself

Episode Crew
Directed by
Ric Burns 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ric Burns 
James Sanders 

Produced by
Peter Brant .... executive producer
Ric Burns .... producer
Robin Espinola .... co-producer
Larry Gagosian .... executive producer
Roger Kass .... co-executive producer
Marilyn Ness .... co-producer
Heather Parks .... associate producer
Mary Recine .... co-producer
Donald Rosenfeld .... producer
Henry J. Simonds .... co-producer: High Line Productions
Diane von Fürstenberg .... executive producer
Daniel Wolf .... producer
Alexis Zoullas .... co-producer: High Line Productions
Original Music by
Brian Keane 
Cinematography by
Buddy Squires 
Film Editing by
Juliana Parroni 
Li-Shin Yu 
Production Management
Paulo Padilha .... post-production supervisor
Sound Department
Carlos M. Cano .... assistant sound editor
Mariusz Glabinski .... sound effects editor
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... dialogue editor
Dan Korintus .... dialogue editor
Mark Mandler .... sound recordist
Ira Spiegel .... sound effects editor
John Zecca .... sound recordist
Editorial Department
Jacob Steingroot .... assistant editor
Bill Stokes .... colorist
Daniel Vatsky .... image post-production
Music Department
Keith Chirgwin .... music editor
Other crew
Emma Dutton .... intern
Chelsea Hoffman .... production assistant
Nicole London .... production coordinator
Ryan Marino .... intern
Joshua Mueller .... production coordinator
Emma Pildes .... production assistant
Marin Tockman .... production coordinator
Kristen Vaurio .... senior researcher
Harlan Douglas Whatley .... intern (as Harlan Whatley)
Paul Docherty .... special thanks

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Susan Lacy  creator: American Masters

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240 min
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Too much for the average viewer...this is for your PhD in Warhol-ology, 18 February 2012
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

If you are looking for a casual introduction to the life of Andy Warhol or if you even want an intermediate look, then I suggest you find another documentary. That's because this one clocks in at a whopping four hours in length!! And, frankly, it seemed like they only had material enough for two or three hours. So, instead of telling his life story, often the film consists of folks who knew him or collected his art saying what a genius he was. A few of these folks seemed a bit overzealous--such as the guy who tried to draw a simile between Warhol and Jesus!! This gushing love and analyses seems VERY repetitive and even self-serving after a while--less would have worked better. Plus, the film really does NOT go in great depth about Warhol's life (despite the length of the show). Some of this is because Warhol LIKED to be seen as superficial and some of it is because instead of talking about HIM, it talks a lot about his work.

It's also problematic because some parts of the film seem incomplete or take HUGE chunks of the film when they shouldn't have. Almost the entire third hour is about his films--art-house films which practically no one ever is exposed to--in great contrast to his art. Oddly, however, his commercial films aren't even mentioned (such as his versions of Dracula and Frankenstein)! I just didn't understand this. Overall, a film that I think should be edited into two or perhaps three hours. Unless you are a HUGE Warhol junkie, there is just too much to keep your interest.

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