Lacking a formal narrative, Warhol's art house classic follows various residents of the Chelsea Hotel in 1966 New York City, presented in a split screen with a single audio track in conjunction with one side of screen.
At a New York City restaurant, the patrons are men, nude but for a G-string, waited on by one woman, also clad in a G-string (played by Viva) and a G-bestringed (bestrung?) waiter. Some of ... See full summary »
Originally a twenty five hour film made up of shorter film segments. It consists of 83 reels each lasting approximately 33 minutes. A short story odyssey of film designed to be shown with two projectors playing simultaneously.
A Slavonic Mass by Leos Janácek plays as historical figures, biblical characters, and mythical creatures gather in the pleasure dome. Aphrodite, Lilith, Isis, Kali, Astarte, Nero, Pan, and ... See full summary »
Samson De Brier,
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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