viernes, 29 de junio de 2012
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IT was the video that went viral before there was such a thing as viral video. Todd Haynes’s “Superstar,” released in 1987, was a darkly campy and experimental biopic about Karen Carpenter, who rose to fame with her brother, Richard, in the ’70s pop group the Carpenters, and who fought a protracted battle with anorexia nervosa before her death at 32 in 1983. In the film characters were portrayed by plastic dolls, including Barbies, that looked as if they’d been plucked from a garage-sale free bin. Running 43 minutes, “Superstar” was a phenomenon, but not at the multiplex. It was shown primarily in galleries, museums and clubs, though it had a theatrical life at some repertory houses. Eventually it was copied and widely traded on bootleg VHS tapes, available for rent at alternative video stores across the country.
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