Not everyone, however, was equally appreciative of Warhol's efforts. "Why did you make a movie like Sleep," Joseph Gelmis once asked him, "about a guy who sleeps for eight hours?"
Warhol's reply? "This person I knew slept a lot."
["Your films are just a way of taking up time?" Gelmis later asked. Warhol's response? "Yeah." Among Warhols films? Eat (an artist spends an hour eating a mushroom, 1963), Kiss (couples kissing, 1963), Sleep (a man sleeps for eight hours, 1963), and Empire (the Empire State Building, recorded from sunrise to sunset, 1964).]