If Andy Warhol is known worldwide for his role as a pioneer of pop art, with works that have made history, the American artist also has a more confidential but very varied filmography, made up of more than 150 films. If about fifty of them were unveiled as part of an exhibition at MoMA in 2014, a large part remains untraceable, including a precious feature film entitled Batman Dracula: a fan fiction by Warhol in homage to his love for the Before the adaptations of Christopher Nolan and Matt Reeves, and even before Batman’s first popular appearance in the audiovisual world (it was in 1966 with Adam West in the bat suit), Andy Warhol was therefore directing the very first Batman movie in 1964. Actor Jack Smith plays both Batman and his nemesis Dracula, a rivalry adapted in 2005 by DC Comics and Warner Bros in an animated film called The Batman vs. Dracula. See also on Konbini As one would expect from the visionary, the film is abstract and rather incomprehensible. It’s a kind of superimposition of black and white sequences, in which stereotypical references to Batman are very rare. Nevertheless, it is one of the only films in Warhol’s filmography which seems to follow a certain narration. frantic chase, before the 54-minute feature film ends with a final battle. The film, long considered lost, finally revealed itself in extracts integrated into the documentary Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis which traces the career of American actor Jack Smith, released in 2006. Today, almost 40% of the Batman Dracula film would have been collected.
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