Director George Hickenlooper considers FACTORY GIRL to be a flawed film. The blame can be placed on not giving enough time to finish the film.
Rushing for a release date. FACTORY GIRL is an interesting look
at the underground superstar of Andy Warhol's infamous factory, Edie Sedgwick (Sienna Miller).
Edie was too trusting and Andy did use her. He distanced himself from
her when she started taking too many drugs (and Andy became interested in the music group The Velvet Underground). Edie died at 28 (drug overdose), but she had an impact on pop culture like pop artist Andy Warhol
did. The light that burns twice as bright only burns half as long. That thing was brought up in BLADE RUNNER (my favorite film). That
sentence applies to the life of Edie Sedgwick. She burned so bright and then
crashed. Her fifteen minutes of fame came and went.
Sienna Miller is fantastic as Edie while Guy Pearce plays the most interesting Andy Warhol ever
put onto film. Pearce nails the artistic detachment that Warhol had and the way
he used people (like not paying them to be in his films). FACTORY GIRL offers a glimpse into the pop culture art world of
Andy Warhol and one of his muses. Too bad they had to have Bob Dylan mentioned
as a musician named Billy Quinn(Hayden Christensen). It is the only big misstep
on the director's part. The script does take liberties since Edie was never involved
SPECIAL FEATURES: The director has recorded an audio
commentary for the film and a deleted scene (which doesn't amount to much). George
Hickenlooper wishes he had more time to edit the film and he would have inserted documentary interview footage (which only
shows up at the end credits).
THE REAL EDIE takes a look at the life of Edie Sedgwick through the eyes of the people who knew
her. It features interview footage that came out of 2 1/2 hours that Hickenlooper
MAKING FACTORY GIRL is a brief 10 minute EPK while sienna miller's audition tape and the original
theatrical trailer are featured on the disc. FACTORY GIRL ON THE RED CARPET is
exclusive to discs that came out of Blockbuster video stores. I still have to
look at Guy Pearce's video diary.
FINAL ANALYSIS: FACTORY GIRL has two excellent
performances from Sienna Miller and Guy Pearce.
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