Batman Dracula

Batman Dracula is a 1964 black and white American superhero film, produced and directed by Andy Warhol,[1] without the permission of DC Comics, who own the character Batman.

Batman Dracula
Batman Dracula Andy Warhol.jpg
Promotional image for Batman Dracula.
Directed byAndy Warhol
Produced byAndy Warhol
StarringNaomi Levine
Gerard Malanga
Taylor Mead
Jack Smith
Sam Green
Release date
  • July 1964 (1964-07)
Running time
120 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

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Production backgroundEdit

The film was screened only at Warhol's art exhibits. A fan of the Batman comic series, Warhol made the movie as an "homage". Jack Smith appeared as both Batman and his nemesis, Count Dracula.[2]

The film was thought to be lost until scenes from it were shown at some length in the documentary Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis (2006).

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ProductionEdit

The project was filmed on the beaches of Long Island, and on the roofs of New York City.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Jonas Mekas. "Andy Warhol filmography". University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  2. ^ Douglas Crimp (2012). "Our kind of movie" : the films of Andy Warhol. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press. p. 115. ISBN 978-0-262-01729-9. Retrieved 16 June 2014. It might also have been Smith's greatest film performance, but sadly we may never know, because Warhol left the film in the can, unassembled and unedited.

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