Pera Film: Andy Warhol + Lou Reed

Yeraltından Filmler: Andy Warhol + Lou Reed
20 – 25 Haziran 2014

Pera Film sezon finalini Yeraltından Filmler: Andy Warhol ve Lou Reed programı ile yapıyor. Program #AndyWarhol’un bir film yönetmeni olarak, özellikle de 1960’ların sonundan itibaren müzik dünyası üzerindeki etkisini ele alıyor. 2013’te ölen Lou Reed’e bir saygı niteliği de taşıyan program, Warhol’un üç anıtsal filmini içeriyor: The Chelsea Girls (Chelsea Kızları), Vinyl (Vinil) ve The Velvet Underground: A Symphony of Sound (The Velvet Underground: Sesler Senfonisi).
Films from the Underground: Andy Warhol + Lou Reed
20 – 25 June 2014

Pera Film’s season finale Films from the Underground: Andy Warhol and Lou Reed explores Warhol as a film director, as well as his influence particularly in music from the late 1960s. The program, also a tribute to Lou Reed who recently passed away in 2013, embraces three monumental films by Warhol: The Chelsea Girls, Vinyl and The Velvet Underground: A Symphony of Sound.



This Andy Warhol 1966 video features Nico, Warhol’s “It Girl”. In his clip Nico trims her bangs, combs her hair with Velvet Underground’s song, “I’ll be your mirror” as background.

I’ll be your mirror
Reflect what you are, in case you don’t know
I’ll be the wind, the rain and the sunset
The light on your door to show that you’re home

When you think the night has seen your mind
That inside you’re twisted and unkind
Let me stand to show that you are blind
Please put down your hands
‘Cause I see you

I find it hard to believe you don’t know
The beauty that you are
But if you don’t let me be your eyes
A hand in your darkness, so you won’t be afraid

When you think the night has seen your mind
That inside you’re twisted and unkind
Let me stand to show that you are blind
Please put down your hands
‘Cause I see you

I’ll be your mirror



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Clip da Velvet Undergound e Nico – Andy Warhol


The Velvet Underground & Nico is the debut album by American rock band The Velvet Underground and vocal collaborator Nico. It was originally released in March 1967 by Verve Records. Recorded in 1966 during Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable multimedia event tour, The Velvet Underground & Nico would gain notoriety for its experimentalist performance sensibilities, as well as the focus on controversial subject matter expressed in many of its songs including drug abuse, prostitution, sadism and masochism and sexual deviancy.


Press Conference with Andy Warhol, Nico and Gerard Malanga (May 1966)

Footage from late May 1966 with reporter Carlton Cordell featuring brief scenes from a press conference in San Francisco with Andy Warhol, Nico and Gerard Malanga.

(A special thanks to Alex Cherian for this video)

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Police Raid Andy Warhol’s Factory During Velvet Underground Filming

More Velvet Underground videos and stories can be found on our web portal.

I came across a film of described as “The Velvet Underground and Nico on Rai Tre Italian Television in 1966, mainly a long instrumental. “ With a little research I found out it was a little more than that.

It turned out to be very important film from the early days of one of rocks most influential groups the Velvet Underground. We see the original lineup; Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Mo Tucker and Nico. Filmed by Andy Warhol at the Factory in early 1966 it is known as “Symphony of Sound” and it more than lives up to it’s name. The symphony is unreleased composition of what can be best described as free rock that lasts over an hour with no vocals and Cale switching back & forth from violin to bass. The song was finally ended by police responding to noise complaints.

It’s about an hour long and all instrumental I have broken it down into two clips this clip shows the police raid and it’s aftermath. The second clip is highlights from the “symphony” .

Here is a link if you’d like your own copy of this film.

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