Tuesday, April 7, 2009

warhol's 13 most beautiful screen tests

for the first time in history, some of Andy Warhol's films are being released on DVD:

between 1964 and 1966, Warhol shot almost 500 "screen tests" that (silently) revealed the unique characters of each his subjects. a new DVD called "13 Most Beautiful...Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests" features Warhol's screen tests with Paul America, Susan Bottomly, Ann Buchanan, Freddy Herko, Jane Holzer, Dennis Hopper, Billy Name, Nico, Richard Rheem, Lou Reed, Edie Sedgwick, Ingrid Superstar and Mary Woronov. each purchased copy of the DVD comes with an original hand-printed gelatin-silver photograph of one of the film's frames (your choice which frame).

while I don't mind the soundtrack (featuring newly commissioned tunes by Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips), I could care less about it and would rather watch them in silence so as to focus more on the picture.

watch the trailer below:

1 comment:

jenni said...

I just got this! Dean & Britta make a perfect background for these clips.

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