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The Films of Paul Morrissey (Cambridge Film Classics) (Cambridge Film Classics)

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The Films of Paul Morrissey is the first appraisal of one of the major figures of American independent cinema. An innovator in the narrative cinema that emerged from Andy Warhol's Factory, Morrissey, as established in this study, was also the force who shaped the most important films that have heretofore been attributed to Warhol. The director's experiments in the use of ...more
Paperback, 159 pages
Published May 28th 1993 by Cambridge University Press
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Niles Hunter
Nov 30, 2016 Niles Hunter rated it really liked it
Paul Morrissey was (and remains) a very harsh, cruel, catholic conservative who used his Hollywood aesthetics of the 'STAR" to appeal to the (also catholic tastes?) of Andy Warhol by pushing the development of Hollywood's golden age (of talkies) thru narrative films based on "stars."

Intentional (but likely not), what I love about the Warhol film timeline is they started out and ended up being a complete imitation of the invention of the Hollywood industry. "Sleep." "Kiss." "Empire" (as in Empire
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Feb 26, 2008 tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE rated it liked it
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As the projectionist at the Andy Warhol Museum, I've probably projected every Morrissey film there is. & I've watched them indepedent of that. When Morrissey came & talked at the Warhol, someone asked him why he doesn't make movies anymore. He replied "Because I don't like making them." Weird. That sortof sums him up for me. He made some great films w/ some great alternative culture characters - esp drag queens. he seems to appreciate that their personalities are what make the movies. ...more
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