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  • Dr. StrangeTrump: Vox Compares Kubrick Film to Trump Administration

    02/18/2017 12:42:58 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 18, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Talk about a stretch! Or, better, make that a streeeeeeetch. Vox has started a new type of movie review in which they take a film  and try to correrelate it to current events. Since Vox, like the rest of the MSM, is absolutely obessed by President Trump, it is no big surprise that they will apply their TDS to the reviews starting with the current movie: "Dr. Strangelove." To read the review by Alissa Wilkinson you would think Stanley Kubrick's classic dark comedy should have been named "Dr. StrangeTrump or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Donald."...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Paths of Glory (1957)

    11/06/2015 7:01:05 PM PST · by DemforBush · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    A WW1 classic tonight. Regiment 701 of the French Army is ordered to make a near-suicidal attack against a heavily fortified German position known as the "Ant Hill." When the attack fails, three soldiers are selected for court-martial and execution for cowardice. Only Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas) stands between the men and the firing squad. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Based on the real life WW1 court-martials of the Souain Corporal Affair. HD video, variable film speed (see post).
  • Grady twins from horror classic The Shining reveal how movie led to them being shunned...

    11/01/2015 12:40:54 PM PST · by Borges · 48 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 10/31/2015 | Ryan Parry, Jon Boon
    They reveal how Nicholson, despite his maniacal performance and playboy reputation, acted as a father-figure and mentor for the then 10-year-old girls from London, England. The pair say Nicholson took naps on the floor between scenes to stay in character, talked about missing his daughter Jennifer from his first marriage to Sandra Knight and appeared to be a more devoted family man than his public image ever personified. Lisa, who today is a lawyer and Louise, a published scientist, both 46, also revealed their role in the hit flick did more harm than good to their fledgling acting careers. They...
  • Brand new '2001: A Space Odyssey' trailer is gorgeous

    10/24/2014 6:09:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 75 replies
    Polygon ^ | October 21, 2014 | Colin Campbell
    Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is just about to enjoy a digitally restored limited U.K. theatrical release. And to celebrate, here's a lovely new trailer.
  • Vanity - Kubrick and The Shining. Questions.

    08/09/2013 6:56:54 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 77 replies
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    I've come across some youtube videos and some articles about how intricately made was The Shining, that it is filled with a hotel layout which doesn't make sense. And that there are clues within that supports the idea he filmed a fake moon landing. While I don't believe the lunar excursion was faked I'm convinced that Kubrick gave an awful lot of thought and effort in his movies. Are there any books or videos you might recommend about Kubrick?
  • A list of unused titles for Dr. Strangelove, lifted from Stanley Kubrick’s notebooks

    04/16/2012 7:59:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    IO9 ^ | April 16, 2012 | Robert T. Gonzalez
    A list of unused titles for Dr. Strangelove, lifted from Stanley Kubrick’s notebooks From the notebooks of Stanley Kubrick comes this most excellent list of movie titles that never saw the light of day, but were evidently considered for the film that Kubrick would eventually name Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. There are plenty of mentions of Dr. Strangelove, bombs, and even implications that one should love and cherish said "wonderful bomb," but you won't find the final title in this list. Still, it gives one pause to think how this movie...
  • Why did HAL sing 'Daisy'? Writt

    11/16/2009 4:47:22 PM PST · by Daffynition · 50 replies · 1,939+ views ^ | Nov 9 2009 | Nicholos Wethington
    Okay, so this may not be important breaking news about astronomy, but it may answer a burning question posed by most people who have watched or read "2001: A Space Odyssey": that is, why does the computer HAL-9000 sing the song 'Daisy Bell' as the astronaut Dave Bowman takes him apart? Well, Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke made HAL's final act in the world this song as a tribute to HAL's great ancestor, the first IBM computer to ever sing. Click below for more on this geeky topic! In 1962 Arthur C. Clarke, who wrote the novel – and...
  • Good Day, Mr. Kubrick... (1984 "Full Metal Jacket" Audition Tape Followed By Actor Of Today)

    10/30/2006 6:55:12 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies · 317+ views
    YouTube ^ | October 19, 2006
    You might want to see this HILARIOUS grotesquely overacted audition tape VIDEO of a 20 year old Brian Atene in 1984 trying out for a part in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket. However, equally bizarre is this other VIDEO of a chubby 43 year old Brian Atene of today replying to the original audition tape. Both highly overacted but FUnnie!
  • John Edwards Has His ‘Strangelove’ Moment: ‘Mein Fuhrer, I Can Valk!’

    10/15/2004 2:35:45 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 46 replies · 5,098+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 16 October 2004 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    We’ll get back to John Edwards’ extraordinary comment about how the Kerry/Edwards ticket will cause cripples to walk and raise the dead. We begin, however, with one of the more extraordinary remarks by the ticket’s minions who now blanket the nation and infest the airways. This week on Linda Vester’s “Dayside” program on Fox, I saw an incredible burst of honesty by Chad Clanton, Deputy Director of Communications for the Kerry Campaign. The subject was the proposed broadcast on the 62 stations of the Sinclair Broadcast Group of “Stolen Honor,” a documentary which focuses on the reaction of veterans and...
  • Truth Stranger Than 'Strangelove'

    10/09/2004 6:51:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 89 replies · 2,690+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 10, 2004 | FRED KAPLAN
    Dr. Strangelove," Stanley Kubrick's 1964 film about nuclear-war plans run amok, is widely heralded as one of the greatest satires in American political or movie history. For its 40th anniversary, Film Forum is screening a new 35 millimeter print for one week, starting on Friday, and Columbia TriStar is releasing a two-disc special-edition DVD next month. One essential point should emerge from all the hoopla: "Strangelove" is far more than a satire. In its own loopy way, the movie is a remarkably fact-based and specific guide to some of the oddest, most secretive chapters of the Cold War. As countless...
  • Scott Peterson's Mask of Sanity, "The Shining" and Kubricks Psychopaths In Cinema

    08/12/2004 10:30:46 AM PDT · by Helms · 48 replies · 2,641+ views
    Society and Human Nature ^ | 1990 | Gordon Banks
    Kubrick's Psychopaths Society and Human Nature in the Films of Stanley Kubrick © 1990 by Gordon Banks Introduction To the creator of films as well as other forms of literature, the dark side of human nature has often proved more rich and interesting than the bright. Films and books on the lives of saints have not been as popular as murder mysteries and works of horror. While we may have no desire to experience them in our own lives, terrible deeds and evil people exert their perverse attraction on our psyches. We who consider ourselves moral and upright are...