The Black Hole of the Camera : The Films of Andy Warhol (Hardcover)

Author: Murphy, J. J.

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Andy Warhol, one of the twentieth century?s major visual artists, was a prolific filmmaker who made hundreds of films, many of themSleep, Empire, Blow Job, The Chelsea Girls, andBlue Movieseminal but misunderstood contributions to the history of American cinema. In the first comprehensive study of Warhol?s films, J.J. Murphy provides a detailed survey and analysis. He discusses Warhol?s early films, sound portraits, involvement with multimedia (including The Velvet Underground), and sexploitation films, as well as the more commercial works he produced for Paul Morrissey in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Murphy?s close readings of the films illuminate Warhol?s brilliant collaborations with writers, performers, other artists, and filmmakers. The book further demonstrates how Warhol?s use of the camera transformed the events being filmed and how his own unique brand of psychodrama created dramatic tension within the works.


Publisher Univ of California Pr
Mfg Part# 9780520271876
SKU 225056609
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0520271874
Release Date 4/3/2012
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0303
Publisher University of California Press
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