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|Thursday, December 16th, 2010|
One of the finest directors in cinema history who made some of the most astounding movies ever made.
|Wednesday, November 24th, 2010|
|Sunday, November 21st, 2010|
|Saturday, November 20th, 2010|
|Monday, November 8th, 2010|
After several years of research, I started a Stanley Kubrick article based on what I know about this director. I have read about 5 books on him, and countless online resources, watched all of his movies. I am not an expert or film historian, but I think it is an interesting subject to write about for my website.
Although I have spent a lot of time doing the research, I'm not perfect, and if anyone wants to add something interesting, like a fact, or a story, let me know.
Here is the article: www.authenticsociety.com/about/StanleyKubrick
|Tuesday, April 8th, 2008|
I started in Weston's Book Store, in Potsdam, back around 1983; I bought the first one I'd made with money from my paper route: 2001
. Fitting enough, as that was the movie that started me on this journey- that codified my serious interest in film in the first place. From there, whenever I saw one, I'd buy it; some- The Shining; Lolita
- were available everywhere; I've probably had half a dozen copies of each over the years. Some- Clean Break; Spartacus
- were harder, and required a diligent search. Some last few stragglers- Paths of Glory; The Short-Timers; Red Alert
- never crossed my path, in over twenty years of combing bookstores; it wasn't until a few weeks enough that I decided that enough was enough, and that I was not
going to turn 40 with this unfinished. Now, they sit on a shelf at work, eleven novels: Clean Break. Paths of Glory. Spartacus. Lolita. Red Alert. 2001: A Space Odyssey. A Clockwork Orange. Barry Lyndon. The Shining (
although with that hideous new yellow cover; must find a copy of the old gray edition, with the logo of the faceless man). The Short-Timers. Eyes Wide Shut
, which includes the original Dream Novel
It's hard to think of another filmmaker for whom I would put forth this sort of effort; while many of Welles' movies were based on novels, Citizen Kane
was an original, based on the life of Hearst. Kurosawa? I certainly have the Shakespeare plays, and The Lower Depths
; more than half of his films were originals, though. Gilliam? I have Fear and Loathing
, and an edition of the Munchausen stories, whereas Tideland
. Best it ends here, even with a slightly anticlimactic feeling: after twenty-odd years of searching, a new clicks of the mouse on the Amazon site were all that was required. I suppose that as with any quest, the journey itself- and the discipline of setting upon it- were the real point, after all.
|Friday, January 11th, 2008|
Одна из эффективных терапевтических стратегий заключается в следующем: клиенту предлагаются задания, выполнение которых представляется еще более мучительным, нежели попытка отказаться от симптомов болезни. В такой компиляции “терапии нелегких попыток” и стратегии, использующей симптомы, клиент получает поручение выполнить усиленную версию шаблона, который он “должен” Медицина
, здоровый образ жизни симптомы
, лечение болезней
рутинно поддерживать. Дополнительные условия касаются места и времени; эти параметры должны быть максимально невыгодными для клиента. Определение ежедневного “часа вины” может быть обосновано следующим образом: “Благодаря этому ты будешь использовать время более эффективно, нежели делал это ранее, когда
|Monday, October 3rd, 2005|
Does anyone have a colour bar of Stan's movies?
|Monday, May 30th, 2005|
For film people:
If you are studying to be a director, actor/actress, director of photography, film editor, screenplay writer, etc.
I'm setting up a website in a week or so.
Ideally, it will be a community for students/hobbyists nation-wide. Aspiring directors, DP's, set designers, screenwriters, and actors will be able to collaborate with each other to create films that suit their own artistic vision and cinematic goals. This will be a non-profit site to encourage collaboration and the production of films. There are too many students who are wasting their time when they could be off shooting or acting in movie.
I'll have forums and ads where you can post your role (actor, director, DP, songwriter). You can exchange phone numbers with other students in the same area. In my opinion, this is the best way to assemble a closely knit, efficient, and serious movie crew. If you are serious about working in the film, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will reply shortly with a link to the site.
If you are interested, please visit my journal for more information.http://www.livejournal.com/users/bun_gle
|Thursday, January 6th, 2005|
i am doing an art project that involves alex from a clockwork orange.
i need to know what is written on the walls in the korova milkbar.
i'm not really sure what they say.
please respond as soon as possible.
|Wednesday, July 28th, 2004|
|Saturday, July 3rd, 2004|
Throughout his long and reputable career as a screenwriter and director, Stanley Kubrick was called many things: genius, madman, self-absorbed, egotistical, brilliant, and, above all else, a perfectionist.
When Warner Bros. Pictures approached Kubrick with the prospect of filming an adaptation of Stephen King's psychological horror opus The Shining
, the director jumped at the opportunity. However, like all of the late director's films, the production ran into numerous problems, the most important of which being Kubrick's script "realization" of King's novel; both King and Warner Bros. demanded Kubrick to rewrite the script before preproduction began.
What you are about to read are excerpts from the director's first draft of The Shining
. While the plot doesn't exactly follow King's story to a T, I'm sure you'll agree that it's a fitting metaphor for Kubrick's obsessive-compulsive, perfectionist work ethic.
So, without further adieu, I present excerpts from the never-before-seen first draft of Stanley Kubrick's ( The ShiningCollapse )
|Sunday, May 23rd, 2004|
i made a community for filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. I bet a lot of you like his films here,
so do check it out, spread the word please, and help it grow...and anyone is
welcome to give me advice, help out, i'm open for anything :) [
|Thursday, March 4th, 2004|
Los Angeles Midnight Screenings of 2001: A Space Odyssey.. and other Kubrick classics.
Los Angeles Midnight Screenings of 2001: A Space Odyssey.. and other Kubrick/cult classics.
On Friday March 5th, and Saturday March 6th The Majestic Crest Theatre
in Westwood on Westwood Blvd. at Wilshire (1262 Westwood Blvd.) is having a screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey
. One screening per night at MIDNIGHT. Admission is only $8.00.
The following films will also be having midnight showings:The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
(original), March 12th & 13th.A Clockwork Orange - March 19th & 20th.Fight Club
- March 26th & 27th.The Shining - April 2nd & 3rd.The Breakfast Club
, April 9th & 10th.Reservoir Dogs
, April 16th & 17th.Terminator 2
, April 23rd & 24th.Dr. Strangelove, April 30th & May 1st.Fast Times at Ridgemont High
, May 7th & 8th.The Wall
, May 14th & 15th.Animal House
, May 21st & 22nd.
You can reserve tickets to any of these shows the week of their showings by clicking the link above. If you haven't been to this theatre, you need to; it closely resembles the El Capitan and was built in the 1940's. It's a beautiful old Hollywood throwback and is privately owned! If you want to see pictures, click me
! This will totally be a cool experience.
(X-posted a lot of places.... :x)
|Friday, January 9th, 2004|
|Wednesday, December 10th, 2003|
The Turnip cries for Blood....
The hot beef injection was too much for the vegetarian to take. The syringe filled with boiled dead cows blood coarsed thru his veins as he screamed RUTABAYGA! RUTABAYGA! at the top of his lungs. It was amazing he was held down so long since he was dressed as a giant turnip. The Anti Vegan Society, a secret paramilitary black section of the government which took pride in turning these pansies back into men, had been scoping him out while he paraded himself in front of the Annual Carnivore Lovers parade, doing cartwheels and passing out turnip treats to the kids all week long. They had seen him arguing in front of butcher shops in loud tones until he was chased down the street by the butcher with a meat cleaver. They'd seen him kick men eating shishkebabs and slapping asians for eating dogkebobs. This menace had to be stopped, if the parade was to be sucessful and the eventual plan to bring blood lust to humankind a reality. They found him inside a supermarket dancing with another of his ilk, a woman dressed as a giant Carrot doing the twist to a crowd of awed spectators, who just wanted to get their lettuce and leave but these two whackos were in the way and so they had to watch them twist for three minutes while the muzak tweaked speakers blared out Chubby Checker inside the supermarktet.Suddenly they grabbed The Turnip and pulled him off to the back of the market in the butchers section and tied him down. "You will never eat a vegetable again freak" one of the agents dressed in black said, while pushing in his ear piece.Agent #2
got the cows blood ready,cooking it up under a ladle with a match and pulling it into the syringe. "No way," screamed the turnip," I love Ruttabaga,RUTTABAGA!". But it was all in vain and in his veins, the blood is delight no Mr. Renfield, The Turnips eyes turned red and his incisors grew, they released the harnesses holding him and he turned to one side and expelled all the vegetables he had in his system. He hunched over the best he could for a man dressed in a Turnip costume, and began breathing heavily, his nails grew long and he went into fits saying "I want some mooooooore....... " Current Mood: mischievous
|Thursday, August 7th, 2003|
I still have the first Vanity Fair
article by Michael Herr (man, was it exciting when that came out) but I accidentally threw out the issue with the sequel to it. If somebody here has the text of that article I would appreciate getting my greedy paws all over it. Thanks!
|Thursday, June 19th, 2003|
Does anyone know where are all those subliminal messages I keep hearing about in A Clockwork Orange are?
|Friday, June 13th, 2003|
Happy 60th birthday to Malcolm McDowell! Hard to believe our humble narrator Alex is 60 years old now. If you've seen him lately, maybe you'll agree that he looks at least 10 years younger though.
|Monday, May 19th, 2003|