Various - I Shot Andy Warhol - Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture
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The film marked the feature film directorial debut of Canadian director Mary Various - I Shot Andy Warhol - Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture. Stephen Dorff plays Warhol superstar Candy Darling. The film opens immdiately after the shooting at The Factory infollowed by Valerie Solanas being shown in custody for shooting Andy Warhol. The film then uses flashbacks to when Valerie was living in New York as a sex worker, then to her difficult childhood, then Into The Groove - Various - CD Collection 169 her success in studying psychology at college.
Here, Valerie discovers that she is a lesbian, that she can write, and that she has a distinctive view of the world. This leads her to New York City and its downtown underworld.
Through her friend Stevie, she meets Candy Darlingwho in turn introduces her to Warhol. Valerie also meets Maurice Girodiasthe publisher of Olympia Press.
While Valerie wants Warhol to produce her play, Up Your AssGirodias wants her to write a pornographic novel for him. Once she signs a contract with Girodias, she comes to suspect his offer is not a generous one and may not be in her best interest. She comes to regret signing this contract. At this point, her increasing derangement leads her to believe that Warhol and Girodias are controlling her. The film concludes, where it began, with Solanas' attempted murder of Warhol.
Warhol lives in fear that Valerie will strike again and never fully recovers from the shooting. The SCUM manifesto becomes a feminist classic. Dana Heller, professor of English at the Old Dominion Universityargues that the film stages the conflict between Solanas and Warhol as less the result of gender politics — particularly because Solanas intended no connection between her writing and the shooting — than of the decline of print culture as Grosser Ayday (Kazachstan, 1987) - Temporary Soundmuseum - Temporary Soundmuseum Presents by Solanas and the rise of new non-writing media as embodied by Warhol and the Pop art movement.
Solanas' writing is set against the new technologies of reproduction championed by Warhol. Many people who knew Solanas and Warhol tried to rationalize the shooting. Stephen Koch, who in wrote a study of Warhol's film, stated: "Valerie lives in terror of dependence: That is what the SCUM Manifesto is about, an absolute terror before the experience of need. Like Warhol, Solanas is obsessed with an image of autonomyexcept that From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Theatrical release poster. The Samuel Goldwyn Company.
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