HBO is ordering a pilot episode of new Alan Ball, classical music period drama Virtuoso. Elton John and his husband,David Furnish, are on board to produce alongside True Blood writer Ball, his frequent collaborator, Peter Macdissi and Steve Hamilton Shaw.
On July 25 and 26, 1964--from 8:06 p.m. to 2:42 a.m.--Andy Warhol turned his camera to the iconic Empire State Building in New York City. Those six uninterrupted hours were then stretched into an 8-hour-long silent film: 'Empire.' Now, the world is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Warhol's grand experiment.
Andy Warhol, the deliciously crass and unavoidably relevant pop-artist, continues his reign of unconventional artistry with a screening of the less than beloved Empire, a film featuring an eight-hour time-lapse of the iconic Empire State Building.