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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 ... Himself (uncredited)
Andy Warhol ... 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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1964 (USA) See more »

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Эмпайр See more »

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New York, USA See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Callie Angell, director of the Whitney's 'Warhol Film Project' said in 'New York Magazine' that the film doesn't only show the Empire State Building, but the creators of the film themselves: "[Andy Warhol and Jonas Mekas] were shooting it from the office of the Rockefeller Foundation in the Time-Life building, and when they changed the reels they'd turn the lights on. In three reels, they started before they turned the lights back off, so you can see a reflection of Warhol and Mekas in the window. No one had ever mentioned that before. Probably no one ever had sat through the whole thing."[Nov. 22, 2004] See more »

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Featured in Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (1990) 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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