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Empire (1964)

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

Director:

Andy Warhol
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Jonas Mekas ... Self (uncredited)
Andy Warhol ... Self (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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Andy Warhol shot the film at 24 frames per second, but screened it at 16 frames per second. Thus, although only six hours and 40 minutes of film was shot, the film is 8 hours and 5 minutes when screened. See more »

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Long...long ...long...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
20 October 2000 | by czar-10See all my reviews

Warhol's Empire (1964), a static shot of the Empire state building that begins in day and ends at night. (climaxing when the lights turn on the building, eight hours later!!) The film itself is a re-examination of the way we view cinema, and it's been called the longest establishing shot that denies the viewer everything else.


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Эмпайр See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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