Very rarely seen Warhol film. Shown only in New York
theaters on release, never offered on VHS or DVD.
The Nude Restaurant
by: Andy Warhol
COLOR, APPROX 100 MINUTES
THIS IS A EXCELLENT CONVERSION OF THIS RARE MOVIE.
IT HAS NEVER BEEN OFFERED OUTSIDE OF NORTHERN EUROPE. I CAN SHIP
THIS AS A REGION FREE DVD IF YOUR MACHINE CAN READ
PAL FORMATS. IF NOT, I CAN SEND THIS AS A DVD+R OR DVD-R
(YOUR CHOICE) THAT WILL PLAY IN MOST MACHINES WORLDWIDE. PLEASE
CHECK YOUR MACHINE AND LET ME KNOW WHICH FORMATS YOU PREFER.
FIRST SHOWN IN 1967 IN NEW YORK THEATERS, THIS WAS
ONE OF ANDY WARHOL'S 'SHOCK' FILMS. IT CREATED MUCH CONTROVERSY
WITH THE WHOLE CAST ALMOST NUDE. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL RESTORED COPY.
IT IS TYPICAL WARHOL OF THE LATE 60'S, MANY NAKED PEOPLE SITTING
AROUND TALKING ABOUT NOTHING - NOT MUCH OF A SCRIPT, JUST VERY
INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT IS ON THESE PEOPLES MINDS.
At a New York City restaurant, the patrons are men,
nude but for a G-string, waited on by one woman, also clad in a
G-string (played by
) and a G-bestringed (bestrung?) waiter. Some of the
"nude" patrons leave the establishment, their places taken by new
customers, also nearly in the buff. There are numerous in-camera
jump cuts (known as 'strobe cuts') and the camera weaves around a
bit. The waiter and waitress move from table to table, talking to
sits smirking at the fountain, where eventually he
partakes in a long conversation with Viva about her Catholic
childhood. Viva, the waitress if not the actual person, seemingly
is obsessed with the subject of lascivious priests. There is more
strobe cutting and at one point, Viva turns to the camera and asks
that it be turned off. The camera is turned off and, after an
interlude, is turned back on again, after which Viva continues with
her monologue. More patrons arrive while others go, perhaps
thinking -- if not speaking -- of Michelangelo.
THIS WILL BE SHIPPED AS A PLAIN DISC IN AN ENVELOPE.
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I DO SHIP WORLDWIDE. MOST INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING IS
$4.00 FOR THE FIRST MOVIE AND $1.00 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL FOR
STANDARD FIRST CLASS SHIPPING. I CAN ALSO SHIP UP TO 8 DISC IN A
PRIORITY ENVELOPE FOR $12.00.
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