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Andy Warhol’s movies were generally ridiculed and dismissed by virtually everyone outside of his circle. Fact is that the “interminable” movies he made like SLEEP (6 hours), EMPIRE (8 hours) and **** (24 hours) were a brilliant commentary on the difference between movies and all other media. Movies are EDITED and the simple fact that Warhol stuck a single image on the screen for hours at a time challenged the foundation of what cinema was about. If D.W. Griffith and Sergei Eisenstein can be credited with “inventing” modern cinema, Warhol should at least be appreciated for having defied it. Personally, though I only saw one hour of it and that was almost forty years ago, **** was one of the most stunning films I’ve ever seen.

In the interest of full disclosure: that’s my grandmother, Warhol and me in 1966. They were friends and colleagues from their time at Harper’s Bazaar. I just wanted to meet girls.

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6 responses to “uuuuuhhh

  1. Really?
    Who’d a thunk it???
    Must see ****
    !!!!

  2. david, that is so cool. like the short hairs.
    love,kisses

  3. Love the photos!

    My only connection to Warhol is that I went to Colorado State where a giant Campbell’s Soup can that had been signed by him sat in front of the Art Department. Funny thing is that its companion soup can is in Gunma, Japan, and my Japanese friend and I ran into it serendipitously when I was visiting her. She also had attended Colorado State. We gasped out loud and started laughing when we saw it. It was one of the weirder coincidences that has ever happened to me.

    But yeah — that’s a poor and non-famous person’s connection to Warhol, for sure, lol.

    So… did you meet any cool girls?

    • you know what I thought the locks on the pont des art were — all these people had their bicycles stolen. Worse, I thought why would you be dumb enough to lock up your bike when obviously so many people were getting their bikes stolen.
      I know I should have posted this on your blog as a comment but I’m afraid people would think I’m dumb.
      Actually somebody told me it started with some italian movie.
      Across the street these guys who have tiny apartment with blakc curtains and black walls are having a party. Hah hah hah — wooo weee!!!
      The French try so hard to have fun when they feel they must have fun. I know they’ll be thumping till 4am.
      BUT I have air conditioning

      • “you know what I thought the locks on the pont des art were — all these people had their bicycles stolen. Worse, I thought why would you be dumb enough to lock up your bike when obviously so many people were getting their bikes stolen.”

        Heheheheheh! Aww, I dunno. Sounds like some plausible deductive thinking going on. 🙂

        Oh man — I should have known. Wikipedia has a whole article about love padlocks. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_padlocks I’m going to have to go and revise and add this one in.

        I think you should do a video piece on the bridge and the locks. Start with what you wrote up there as the opener!

        Sounds like you have some interesting neighbors…

        And AIR CONDITIONING. You lucky… duck!! (I put in something stronger there at first and then thought, “OMG, I can’t call David Turecamo that in a public comment!” *snork* The internet breeds this weird familiarity that is fun, but sometimes I have to remind myself I really don’t know you or many of my other blog peeps from Adam! LOL. Maybe it’s that I’ve seen you on TV, too. Weird phenomenon, that! :D)

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