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Empire (1965)

A single shot of the Empire State Building from early evening until nearly 3 am the next day.

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Andy Warhol
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Jonas Mekas ... Himself (uncredited)
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A single shot of the Empire State Building from early evening until nearly 3 am the next day.

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

6 March 1965 (USA) See more »

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Эмпайр See more »

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New York, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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just look at the voting details !
7 August 2003 | by frank vandenblockSee all my reviews

I saw "Empire" during an exhibition in Brussels. First of all, I would like to be honest and tell you I didn't see the whole 8 hours. Even watching the Godfather I, II and III for about 8 hours without a break would be pretty difficult.

But this movie, which shows a static view of the Empire States Building from dawn till dusk, is fascinating in its simplicity. It's like Koyaanisqatsi but the other way round. One thing that I found remarkable when looking at the voting details, is that almost everybody either gave it a "10" or a "1". This must be the movie that is a definition of "you either love it or hate it"


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