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The Velvet Underground ()


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The Velvet Underground explores the multiple threads that converged to bring together one of the most influential bands in rock and roll.

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Directed by

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Todd Haynes

Written by

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Todd Haynes ... ()

Produced by

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Michele Anthony ... executive producer
Danny Bennett ... executive producer
David Blackman ... producer
Dan Braun ... co-producer
Josh Braun ... co-producer
Christopher Clements ... producer (p.g.a.)
Marissa Torres Ericson ... line producer (as Marissa Ericson)
Julie Goldman ... producer (p.g.a.)
Todd Haynes ... producer
Carolyn Hepburn ... producer (p.g.a.)
Pamela Koffler ... executive producer
Bryan O'Keefe ... archival producer
Esther Robinson ... co-producer
John Sloss ... executive producer
Mandy Stein ... Consulting Producer / co-producer
Wyatt Stone ... archival producer
J. Daniel Torres ... associate producer
Christine Vachon ... producer

Cinematography by

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Edward Lachman

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Affonso Gonçalves
Adam Kurnitz

Editorial Department

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Steven Bozga ... archival consultant
Sam Fischer ... color assist
Rachael Fung ... account executive
Joe Gawler ... colorist
Jonathan Leiner ... assistant editor
João Marcos Machado ... assistant editor
Max Marcellus ... mastering technician
Kevin Szczepanski ... conform artist

Sound Department

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Juliana Henao Mesa ... audio operator
Darren Polish ... audio description narrator
Leslie Shatz ... sound designer
Eric Stolberg ... sound engineer
John Zecca ... sound mixer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Maria Cabra ... gaffer
Tinx Chan ... director of photography: second unit
Travis Geiger ... additional camera / super 8mm operator
Todd Leatherman ... assistant camera
Lewis Rothenberg ... digital imaging technician

Music Department

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Milena Erke ... music coordinator
Randall Poster ... music supervisor
Darien Schwartz ... music legal services
Jahn Sood ... music editor

Additional Crew

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Samantha Bloom ... production assistant
Reginald Christophe ... production assistant
Jonathan Gray ... production counsel
Robert Komadina ... production executive
Alejandra Leipen ... Production Assistant
Kennedy G. Murray ... production intern
Mason Plotts ... Assistant to Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler
Gary E Schreiber ... tax accountant
Quinn Sheehan-Hipple ... set production assistant
Tanya Smith ... assistant to Todd Haynes
Marcin J. Sobczak ... international publicity & pr
Daniel Villagomez ... credits administrator
Sergio Vitaliti ... Finance: Polygram

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John Cale ... special thanks
Tyler Hubby ... thanks
Olivier Landemaine ... thanks
Sebastian Mekas ... special thanks
Nicole Montalbano ... thanks
Kelly Reichardt ... thanks
Nita Scott ... special thanks
Chris Tenzis ... thanks
Richie Unterberger ... thanks

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Also Known As
  • Ban nhạc the Velvet Underground (Vietnam)
  • ヴェルヴェット・アンダーグラウンド (Japan)
  • 優雅與殘酷之間 (Taiwan)
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Did You Know?

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Trivia After Lou Reed and Sterling Morrison quit the band, it carried on for a time with Doug Yule becoming the frontman on vocals and guitar. Moe Tucker also stayed with the band after her return from parental leave and they were joined by a new bassist and keyboardist. This lineup toured the Loaded album around parts of North America and Europe in 1971. A fifth studio album was released for a UK record label under the Velvet Underground name: 1973's Squeeze. All members bar Doug Yule were sent back to the United States in 1972 and Yule recorded all parts except the drums by Deep Purple's Ian Paice, saxophone by someone called Malcolm and some unidentified female backing vocals. Recording the album as essentially a Doug Yule solo effort was at the instruction of manager Steve Seswick, who had earlier brought Yule to the band and had long pushed for the Velvets to adopt a more commercial style with Yule at its centre. Yule himself was displeased at Seswick's control of the process. While Yule had been a significant creative force, albeit secondary to Lou Reed, on the celebrated Loaded album, Squeeze is much-maligned. It received terrible reviews, though it has gained some appreciators over the years. It is typically considered a Velvets record in name only. At around the same time as the official Velvet Underground were being reduced to Seswick's Doug Yule project, Lou Reed, John Cale and Nico had also been in Europe for a reunion performance in Paris in 1972, which was bootlegged and eventually released under the name Le Bataclan '72. Footage from this reunion performance is included in this film. See more »
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