The Velvet Underground And Nico
A SCREEN TEST of German top medel NICO who sang on the debut album The Velvet Undergroud and Nico. Andy Warhol was always, in his film work, interested in the tension between celebrity and ordinariness. This constant theme is especially present in his highly unusual THE VELVET UNDERGROUND AND NICO, his document of an improvisatory 1966 performance by the Velvets at Warhol's Factory... Warhol's film is perhaps so unusual because it inverts the usual role of film, especially performance film. Where most films show, Warhol prefers to obscure; where most films focus, Warhol atomizes and destroys until all focus is lost in a barrage of unresolved fragments. It's a fascinating formal experiment and worth a look for fans of Warhol and the Velvets alike.
Ed Howard, Only the Cinema, seul-le-cinema.blogspot.de
This film is shot in his first Factory and is a nice down-and-dirty view, complete with police walking in towards the end to get them to turn the noise down (following complaints from neighbours).
This film is part of „The Velvet Underground Program“
Also in this Program:
SCREEN TEST: LOU REED
SCREEN TEST: STERLING MORRISON
SCREEN TEST: JOHN CALE
SCREEN TEST: MAUREEN TUCKER
SCREEN TEST: NICO
Photo © 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Cast: Nico, Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Maureen Tucker
Producer: Andy Warhol
Director: Andy Warhol