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Encyclopedia > Empire (1964 film)

Empire was a silent, black and white film made in 1964 by Andy Warhol. It consists of eight hours and five minutes of continuous footage of the Empire State Building in New York City, and nothing else. Abridged showings of the film were never allowed, because the very unwatchability of the film was an important part of the reason the film was created. 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Andy Warhol, circa 1965. ... The Empire State Building Entrance lobby The Empire State Building, a 102-story contemporary Art Deco style building in New York City, was designed by Shreve, Lamb and Harmon Associates and built in 1931. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, and is at the center of American finance, politics, music, and culture. ...


It was filmed from the 41st floor of the Time-Life Building, from the offices of the Rockefeller Foundation. The Rockefeller Foundation is a charitable organization that operates out of New York City. ...


In 2004, Empire was added to the National Film Registry in the Library of Congress, recognising the cultural, historical and aesthetic significance of the movie, as well as the risk of the original movie reel no longer being preserved. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Film Registry is the registry of films selected by the United States National Film Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress. ... Library of Congress, Jefferson building The Library of Congress is the unofficial national library of the United States. ... Look up Culture in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Wikinews has news related to this article: Culture and entertainment Dictionary of the History of Ideas: Cultural Development in Antiquity Dictionary of the History of Ideas: Culture and Civilization in Modern Times Classificatory system for cultures and civilizations, by Dr. Sam Vaknin... History Forums - History is Happening -Discuss all historical topics, as well as current events, in an academic setting. ... Aesthetics (or esthetics) (from the Greek word αισθητική) is a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty. ... This movie film reel has film wrapped around it. ...


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Empire (1964 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (257 words)
Empire is a silent, fl and white film made in 1964 by Andy Warhol.
Abridged showings of the film were never allowed; supposedly the very unwatchability of the film was an important part of the reason the film was created.
It was filmed on the night of July 25-26 from 8:06 p.m.
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