The Driver’s Seat (1974)

GIUSEPPE PATRONI GRIFFI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   Alternate title:  Identikit Italy, 1974.  Cinecoord International, Rizzoli Film, Studio Hamburg.  Screenplay by Raffaele La Capria, Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, based on the novel by Muriel Spark.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Franco Rossellini.  Music by Franco Mannino.  Production Design by Mario Ceroli.  Costume Design by  Gabriella Pescucci.  Film Editing by Franco Arcalli. Elizabeth Taylor appears in one…

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Chelsea Girls (1966)

PAUL MORRISSEY, ANDY WARHOL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1966.  Screenplay by Ronald Tavel, Andy Warhol.  Cinematography by Andy Warhol.  Produced by Andy Warhol.  Music by The Velvet Underground. Andy Warhol’s experimental cinema always has a way of making you feel like you’re the only sober person at a party full of raging drunks, but if you’re prepared…

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My Hustler (1965)

ANDY WARHOL, CHUCK WEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1965.  Andy Warhol Films.  Directed by Andy Warhol, Chuck Wein.  Cinematography by Andy Warhol.  Produced by Andy Warhol.   The ragged appeal of Andy Warhol’s movies doesn’t affect the undeniable fact that many of them, such as this two-reel curiousity, are just plain boring. The first reel, done in almost one…

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Beautiful Darling (2010)

JAMES RASIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2010.  Flowerside Creations, JJay Productions. Screenplay by James Rasin.  Cinematography by Martina Radwan.  Produced by Elizabeth Bentley, Gill Holland, Jeremiah Newton.  Music by Gerald Busby, Louis Durra.  Film Editing by Zachary Stuart-Pontier.   The life and times of Andy Warhol superstar Candy Darling are examined in this highly enjoyable documentary, a great companion piece…

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Heat (1972)

PAUL MORRISSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1972.  Andy Warhol Factory.  Idea by John Hallowell, Story by Paul Morrissey.  Cinematography by Paul Morrissey.  Produced by Andy Warhol.  Music by John Cale.  Film Editing by Jed Johnson,Lana Jokel.   Paul Morrissey continues his exploration of the seamier side of things with this near-remake of Sunset Boulevard.  Joe Dallesandro plays a former child…

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Blood For Dracula (1974)

PAUL MORRISSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Dracula Cerca Sangue Di Vergine…E Mori Di Sete!!! Alternate title:  Andy Warhol’s Dracula Italy/France, 1974.  Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, Yanne et Rassam, Andy Warhol Presentation.  Screenplay by Paul Morrissey, based on the character created by Bram Stoker.  Cinematography by Luigi Kuveiller.  Produced by Andrew Braunsberg, Andy Warhol, Jean Yanne.  Music by Claudio Gizzi.  Production Design…

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Flesh (1968)

PAUL MORRISSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1968.  Factory Films.  Screenplay by Paul Morrissey.  Cinematography by Paul Morrissey.  Produced by Andy Warhol.   The usual transvestites, drug-addicts and long-winded drifters dominate this exercise in excess by producer Andy Warhol and director Paul Morrissey. Joe Dallesandro plays a dopey hustler who spends the day finding new excuses to take of…

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Women In Revolt (1971)

PAUL MORRISSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1971.  Screenplay by Paul Morrissey.  Cinematography by Jed Johnson, Andy Warhol.  Produced by Andy Warhol.  Music by John Cale.  Film Editing by Paul Morrissey.   Paul Morrissey, working under Andy Warhol’s take-no-prisoners raggedy producing style, makes a hilarious satire about the women’s movement using the three drag superstars of Warhol’s coterie at the…

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