If you share my view that Andy Warhol (1928–87) ranks among the most important film-makers who ever lived, ‘Our Kind of Movie’ will be your kind of book. A sophisticated yet direct writer with firsthand knowledge of the 1960s queer underground, art critic Douglas Crimp is equipped to do justice to Warhol’s manifold gifts: the perverse wit, the ceaseless formal invention, and, not least, the soul.
Elbows on his knees
‘Our Kind of Movie’: The Films of Andy Warhol
by Douglas Crimp
MIT Press (Footprint Books), $39.95 hb, 186 pp, 9780262017299
Jake Wilson is a freelance writer who lives in Melbourne and reviews films regularly for The Age. Formerly the Melbourne...
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