Since I am already talking about Warhol and film, here is a bit of “Did you know?” trivia I found pretty fascinating when I first heard it.
Did you know that Andy Warhol made the first film adaptation of Anthony Burgess’s novel Clockwork Orange? Trippy, right? He actually bought the rights and made the experimental film adaptation titled Vinyl in 1965 which starred Factory luminaries Edie Sedgwick and Gerard Malanga. You can see a clip from it below, or on YouTube here.
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Fascinating stuff, indeed. Does the laughing guy in the chair remind anyone else of David Thewlis’ character Knox Harrington in The Big Lebowski? (he was Maude Lebowski’s video artist friend)
“The one with the cleft asshole?”
This is a direct quote, mind you I normally don’t normally encourage the use of such language on my precious blog, no less engage in these vulgar inanities myself! But when the Big Lebowski is invoked all bets are off 🙂