Friday, November 1, 2013

I Shot Andy Warhol



1996 British/American Feature

Cast: Lili Taylor, Jared Harris, Stephen Dorff, Martha Plimpton, Lothaire Bluteau, Anna Thompson, Peter Friedman, Tahnee Welch, Jamie Harrold, Donovan Leitch, Michael Imperioli, Reg Rodgers, Bill Sage, Jill Hennessy and Craig Chester
Director: Mary Harron
Writers: Mary Harron and Daniel Minahan, with additional dialogue from the book The Letters and Diaries of Candy Darling, 1992 by Jeremiah Newton

Synopsis:
The life of radical feminist Valerie Solanas, from childhood abuse and college prostitution to writing the male-bashing SCUM Manifesto and her attempted assassination of pop-art icon Andy Warhol.

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  • DVD: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available



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Awards:
  • Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best First Feature.
  • National Board of Review Special Recognition Award.
  • Sundance Film Festival Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Performance (Taylor).

Notes/Trivia:
  • Feature film debut of director/co-writer Mary Harron.
  • Initially conceived as BBC documentary, but the filmmakers found almost no footage of Valerie Solanas or anyone to speak about her.
  • In addition to Valerie Solanas and Andy Warhol, the film also features as characters Jackie Curtis, Candy Darling, Billy Name and Ondine.

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