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The Velvet Underground and Nico (1966)

"A Symphony of Sound" - depicts a rehearsal of The Velvet Underground and Nico at the Factory, 231 East 47th St., (loft on 4th floor), New York City. It is essentially a one long loose ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
John Cale ... Himself
Gerard Malanga Gerard Malanga ... Himself
Sterling Morrison Sterling Morrison ... Himself
Billy Name Billy Name ... Himself
Nico ... Herself
Christian Päffgen Christian Päffgen ... Ari (as Ari)
Lou Reed ... Himself
Stephen Shore Stephen Shore ... Himself
Maureen Tucker Maureen Tucker ... Herself
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground
Andy Warhol ... Himself
Mary Woronov ... Dancer
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"A Symphony of Sound" - depicts a rehearsal of The Velvet Underground and Nico at the Factory, 231 East 47th St., (loft on 4th floor), New York City. It is essentially a one long loose improvisation including some private conversations and a brief visit from the NYPD. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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USA

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English

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8 February 1966 (USA) See more »

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Andy Warhol Films See more »
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Mono
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Featured in Warhol's Cinema 1963-1968: Mirror for the Sixties (1989) See more »

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static images that start moving in your mind (music as drug)
10 January 2002 | by mingus_xSee all my reviews

wonderful meditative music (at the beginning a cloud of noise, after 20 minutes it gets you and suddenly(after 70 minutes) the film is stopped by the police and you don't want to leave the cinema, because you got to have more of it). a miracle has happened, you can be sure. every one in the band is sitting and playing his instrument (nico and ari play the tambourine) and seem stoic. you don't have to shake your hips like todays music industry owned clowns to capture the audience. the secret formula is in the music not in the faces or bodies. this is a movie as document, not as black and white visual masterpiece, but it works out in the best way you can imagine. try to see and hear it, as soon as you can. on all people that have got something to do with owning the rights to this movie (after the last cd-releases of early john cales dream syndicate stuff and velvet underground live-performances), please publish this on dvd and you will be honored ...


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