Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film

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  • Summary: Ric Burns's 4-hour, epic Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film, is a portrait of one of the 20th century's most influential, controversial, and paradoxically mystifying artists. (FilmForum)
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  1. "Andy Warhol" makes you see that beneath the gargoyle hipster mask, he filled that emptiness with an art of transcendent sincerity.
  2. The movie is an entirely absorbing, occasionally revelatory portrait of a brilliant talent driven to greatness by an inner chorus of demons and angels.
  3. 90
    The result is an intellectual history of Warhol, bucking the trend toward the star-studded VH1-ization of biodocs and constructed with a mission to dispel the artist's own self-created image as high-fashion hobnobber in favor of a more profound depiction. Burns argues for a cogitating, agitating Warhol: deep thinker, cultural barometer, and world changer.
  4. What's so mesmerizing about this film is the sight, in an endless rush of color and images, of so much of his work in one place, including pieces we don't often see.
  5. Reviewed by: Phil Gallo
    Art aficionados the world over will want to catch the pic, which PBS airs later this month; given the impact Warhol had on the world, it's a must for culture vultures.
  6. Consistently compelling and required viewing for anyone remotely interested in pop culture.
  7. While there is invariably repetition and drag in [the film], it also bursts with compelling detail and extraordinary insight into an enigmatic figure about whom we come away more or less enlightened.

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  1. sonicfun
    Aug 31, 2006
    Instant Documentary Classic and nothing short of supurb.
  2. [Anonymous]
    Aug 31, 2006
    Excellent direction and epic. Way too long yet nontheless mindblowing and unbelievable.
  3. Joshua
    Sep 28, 2006
    I was looking forward to this (especially given the reviews), but I was left disappointed. As a film, it was repetitious and slow. As a I was looking forward to this (especially given the reviews), but I was left disappointed. As a film, it was repetitious and slow. As a documentary, I didn Expand

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