13 Most Beautiful... Songs for Andy Warhol Screen Tests
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BTW, my favorite screen tests are Ann Buchanan and Freddy Herko. However, they all are excellent.
The DVD is beautifully packaged with an accompanying book filled with info on the composition of music and information about the screen test subjects, as well as general info on the whole project from the Warhol museum curators. Dean Wareham is particularly insightful and forthcoming on his essay of the process of recording the music and his fondness(?) of the Warhol era and its subjects.
Go see the performance live if you get the opportunity.
I first heard about the Movie Portraits in Songs for Drella, by Lou Reed and John Cale. And here they are! More powerful than I had ever imagined. The Music is perfect.
There is something haunting and beautiful about staring at these human faces... but because they are films, instead of still images, they also reveal glimpses into the personalities of the sitters as well, and that little glimpse makes all the difference.. for they reveal not only the other person, but also open up an image of oursevles.
Also makes a great background video at cocktail parties.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This film is mesmerizing. If you are a fan of any of the people or Warhol, this is a must see.Published on November 6, 2013 by Darthdasiey
I enjoy watching the screen tests with or without the music. Time stands still and the 60s cultural shift happen all over again when viewing these.Published on January 5, 2013 by puggy
This review is just for those who don't have any interest in Warhol to begin with or who have no emotional/personal relation or connection with the subject matter.. Read morePublished on January 2, 2012 by Broc
It's a film of people's heads. That's the first thing. The second thing is they don't even talk.
Warhol was (in)famous for films of people doing absolutely nothing. Read more