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Quote: Stanley Kubrick on Plot

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jun 24, 2018

Image Source A very good plot is a minor miracle; it's like a hit tune in music. -Stanley Kubrick Source read more

Flying Padre (1951, Stanley Kubrick)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 12, 2018

Flying Padre has three types of impressive shots. The first two types involve an airplane. The short is about a New Mexico priest who flies around his 4,000-square mile parish. There are interior and exterior shots of the plane and director Kubrick gets some fantastic shots from inside out. He’s al read more

Book Review--Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Apr 20, 2018

Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece Michael Benson Simon & Schuster, 2018 Upon its release, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) became a sensation as a sort of Disneyland ride for grown ups. With its innovative, and trippy special effects, it was the perfe read more

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Stanley Kubrick)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 13, 2018

2001: A Space Odyssey has five distinct parts–the “Dawn of Man” sequence, then the space station and moon visit, then the main action before the intermission, then the main action after the intermission, then the “Jupiter” sequence. The prehistoric sequence, where an advanced alien device read more

Kubrick On Kubrick – Stanley Kubrick: The Lost Tapes

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Jan 24, 2016

Stanley Kubrick: The Lost Tapes is a short documentary which was compiled by Jim Casey from a series of tape recordings made by Jeremy Bernstein in 1966. At the time of the recordings, Kubrick was in the midst of making 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Bernstein was writing a profile on the director. Case read more

Lolita (1962, Stanley Kubrick)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 29, 2015

The first half of Lolita is a wonderful mix of acting styles. There’s James Mason’s very measured, very British acting. There’s Shirley Winters’s histrionics; she’s doing Hollywood melodrama on overdrive but director Kubrick (and Winters) have it all under perfect cont read more

Paths of Glory (1957, Stanley Kubrick)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on May 8, 2015

Paths of Glory takes place over four days, runs just under ninety minutes and has thirteen or so significant characters. It’s hard to identify the most significant character–Kirk Douglas’s protagonist the viewer’s way into the film, but he’s not the most significant. T read more

Video of the Week: Stanley Kubrick Tribute

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Jun 25, 2014

New videos featuring Timothy are getting harder to come by, but I did find this one and it’s a gem. It’s a nicely put together tribute to Stanley Kubrick. Tim can be glimpsed in scenes from The Killing (1956) and Paths of Glory (1957). It’s also slightly NSFW, so forewarned is fore read more

Happy Birthday, Stanley Kubrick

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Jul 26, 2013

Today is the birthday anniversary of one of the great geniuses of film, Stanley Kubrick. He was born on this date in 1928. Timothy worked with him in The Killing (1956) and Paths of Glory (1957), giving two of his most memorable performances. We can only imagine what might have been if they had wo read more

The Seafarers (1953, Stanley Kubrick)

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 29, 2012

Only half of The Seafarers really feels like Kubrick. While he handled photography and editing on the entire film, the second half moves out of his comfort zone (or interest level). The film’s a promotional for the Seafarers International Union; the second half has most of that promoting. Kub read more

Top films of Stanley Kubrick by LMdC

Le Mot du Cinephiliaque Posted by Michael on Nov 17, 2010

Stanley KUBRICK This unpretentious list of the Top films by me, Michaël Parent, a Historian of Cinema and wannabe film critic, is a personnal appreciation of the films of one of the first filmmakers I had the chance and/or availability to watch all his films. This "quest" is going on for many read more

The Killing (1956, Stanley Kubrick)

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 24, 2009

I first saw The Killing when I was in high school. I had a great video store and one of the employees–lots of the employees were film school students–recommended the film to me, raving about Kubrick’s use of fractured narrative. He didn’t call it a fractured narrative, I don read more

Killer’s Kiss (1955, Stanley Kubrick)

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 19, 2009

The chase scene in Killer’s Kiss, which occupies almost the entire third act, is a marvel. From the moment Jamie Smith jumps out the window and hits the pavement, the film leaps beyond the potential Kubrick has instilled it with until that point. Before, there’s a lot of great low budge read more

Fear and Desire (1953, Stanley Kubrick)

The Stop Button Posted by on Jan 19, 2009

Fear and Desire‘s a mess to be sure, but it’s hard to understand why Kubrick later strove to have it willfully forgotten. The film’s greatest faults–the script and the acting–pale when compared to Kubrick’s success as a director and editor. He described the film read more

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