Item Description

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

STARRING:

Bridit Berlin

Julian Burrough

Taylor Mead

Allen Midgette

Viva

COLOR, APPROX 100 MINUTES RUNTIME

 

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.

 

SUMMARY: 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 Viva ) 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 the customers. Taylor Mead 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.

 

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