Portion of 3/2/65 conversation between my LTSP David Ehrenstein and Andy Warhol: (link for a limited time only)
DE: Who among the New American Cinema do you admire?
AW: Jack Smith.
DE: You really like Jack Smith?
AW: When I was little I always thought he was my best director. . .I mean best. . .the only person I would ever copy. I just think he's so terrific. And now since I'm grown up I just think he makes the best movies.
DE: What in particular do you like about his movies?
AW: He's the only one I know that uses color. . .