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icons from the shining! [13 Jun 2009|11:25pm]

 i just made 44 icons and 5 friends only banners
including -
11 of the shining
(and much more.)
yay comment and credit if you're using!

here at my icon journal
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[28 May 2009|11:24am]

Utterly random thought: whenever someone begins singing in a film by Stanley Kubrick, either something horrible has just happened, or it’s going to happen. Consider:

Examples given; spoilers for various films by Kubrick.Collapse )

It’s enough to make me wish I was back in film school: it would be interesting to see what kind of paper I could drum up from “Stanley Kubrick: not a man to bring to a piano bar...”
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Cute [02 Mar 2009|07:49am]

[ mood | awake ]

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CHECK IT OUT! [13 Oct 2008|01:04pm]

this is my webstore
if you want check it out cutie <3
you wanna see more pics & any question - seoung14@hotmail.com
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[19 Sep 2008|09:48pm]

I heard a rumor a while back that Kubrick first decided to use Strauss's "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" as the main theme for 2001 after hearing it used in a TV documentary about WW1; can anyone confirm (preferably with reference)?
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4 icons of Barry Lyndon [14 Sep 2008|01:00am]


[04] runway/editorial
[20] six feet under
[07] Igor Andreev
[05] the Draughtman's contract
[07] Gosford Park

[04] Barry Lyndon
[18] Micahel Jackson
[05] Georg Handel
[32] American Psycho
[02] Christian Bale fanart & animation



link : http://lina0827.livejournal.com/8317.html
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Dr Strangelove, novelization of same [29 Jul 2008|08:42pm]

I never knew this, but Peter George, in addition to writing Red Alert, the book upon which Stanley Kubrick based Dr. Strangelove, also wrote a novelization of the movie itself; I happened to stumble across said novelization in the used bookstore in my neighborhood this afternoon. This delights me; it'll make a nice addendum to my collection of books upon which Kubrick based his movies. (Although Wikipedia states that George dedicated the novelization to Kubrick- who also had Anthony Burgess' Napoleon Symphony and Terry Southern's Blue Movie, among other books, dedicated to him- my copy bears no such dedication. So there, Wikipedia!)

(Amusing datum- in the novelization, the H-bomb major Kong rides is called Lolita; presumably, this was changed for being too self-referential- in the movie, it's called Hi There!).)
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The Shining "Set" [08 Jul 2008|01:07pm]

[ mood | impressed ]

Recreation of the set from The Shining in a single tracking shot

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[08 Apr 2008|02:21pm]

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 my copy has 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... no. 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.
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Barry Lydon Article [04 Jul 2006|04:44pm]

[ mood | okay ]

A nice article on the opening shot of Barry Lyndon

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Barry Lyndon [30 May 2006|12:12am]

[ mood | sleepy ]

Can anyone tell me what drew Kubrick to the story of "Barry Lydon"? I've seen all but his first 2 movies (unless you count A.I., which I haven't seen either) and given their character, moods and themes, Barry Lyndon seems like the odd man out.

It's a shame he never went ahead with Perfume. If anyone would have done that story well, it would have been him. Tom Tykwer (of Run, Lola, Run) directed it and it should be premiered this fall.

Edit: Sorry, haven't seen Paths of Glory either

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Question for female Kubrick fans... [17 Apr 2006|12:58am]

i've noticed in Kubrick's films female characters are primarily prostitutes. How does this affect female viewers' enjoyment of his films? Do you think it is positive or negative? or do you disagree with my statement?

I know it isn't true for all female characters - and for the characters who may be seen as prostitutes it is always to varying degrees and in some completely diferent contexts (for e.g. the 'prostitutes of war' in paths of glory or in full metal jacket compared to the 'lolitas' of lolita or eyes wide shut, etc.) but it seems to be a very consistant role for women. any feelings?
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eyes wide shit.... [22 Mar 2006|03:00pm]

Wanted to get to the bottom of this....
I really love all Kubrick (the ones that i have seen) films...
except for eyes wide shut..
Like i seriously think it's the worst movie i've ever seen.
Tom Cruise is the shittest actor ever and everything about the film is just so flat and boring.

what i was hoping to happen is that someone could explain to my why it is so good.
Why did everyone rave about it?
Nicole and Tom didn't even have sex..???
I am just soo confused why this film is good.
soemone open up my mind.

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Ambiguious Endings [24 Feb 2006|08:39pm]

I'm taking a film class that looks at literary approaches to film. In class recently we discussed ambiguity and using it in film. Then the professor disgust amiguious endings and he couldn't think of an example. So I threw in Kubrick's style to explain an ambiguious ending. If you think about his endings are the film school definition of an ambiguious ending. In the end he makes the viewers decide the true ending of his film. He makes the viewer decide what will become of the characters in the film.
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DR. STRANGELOVE or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb [17 Feb 2006|10:13am]

DR. STRANGELOVE or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb is one of that controverted movies I love. 
Aleksander Mc Kendrick, the classical director from the british Ealing studios times when he shot&nbsp; british humour classics as "the ladykillers", said once that "Dr. Strangelove" is , in fact, as a sort of the&nbsp; greatest&nbsp; Ealing Studios masterpiece, without to be shoted into them.
It isn´t the first time that the director Stanley Kubrick showed his personal, sarcastical and cruel humour but it is commented&nbsp; that it was the first an only time when he shoted a whole comedy under that tone, even there are a lot to argue about that.The fans of that movie know well that at the end of it, Stanley shoted a long pies battle, as an straight hommage to the silent Keystone comedies. It seems that the whole scene is very funny but he , after to see how it worked with the rest of the movie, decided to cut it and it was dropped at the litter.
When Jan Harlan, brother in law and co-producer of the last Stanley movies, were in Barcelona, doing a conference at the filmoteca, he comented that Stanley was a great lover of the silent comedians and he ever had deeply studied how the slapstick movies were made.
He ever was amazed with&nbsp; the precision about how some gags were created, played and shoted. He revealed too that Stanley had a silent slapstick in his mind as one of their never shoted projects. Really, as silent comedy lover,&nbsp; I was sad when Jan Harland- a very kind person with the audience and who hadn´t any problem spending a bit of time with some unknown potatoes as we were :)- for that lost oportunity. 
Meanwhile, here you can enjoy at some famous photos of the mythical non-existent scene.

Peter Sellers playing the president of United States role and enjoying the sweet pie smash.

George C. Scott in the middle of the pies rush. That actor makes a wonderful pratfall in one of the best moments of that movie. One of the more beautiful pratfalls I never saw in a talkie movie :D

George C. Scott in a rest. Buster Keaton said once time that he never wanted to shot a pies battle because the squashed pies looked dirty and unelegant on screen... really he had reason, look at that horror! :D

Dr. Strangelove and the general Turgidson thinking in a best pie strategie.

I hope all you enjoy at all that.

Have a good day :)


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[25 Jan 2006|08:12pm]

i recently saw 'lolita' on amc. theyre great (as far as cable goes). the only post-'paths of glory' kubrick film i havent seen is 'barry lyndon'. is it worth the $5 for a rental? i wonder if theres a way to find out when the next kubrick marathon is on amc.
also, are there any pre-'paths of glory' kubrick films i should check out?

if youre a kubrick fan and youre into punk rock, check out 'the adicts'. they dress up like droogs from 'a clockwork orange'. they sound kind of street-ish, first wave punk. definitely worth listening to. in some indy/punk rock records, quotes from film clips are inserted at the beginning or end of a song. i have yet to hear a kubrick clip, but somebody should use one. if our small punk community gets a center space/house in the small college town i live near, we plan to do a radical movie projection night. kubrick movies are definitely going to be in the mix!
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[16 Jan 2006|06:47pm]


i've seen this halloween episode a million times and i only just noticed bart is dressed as alex :)

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A Clockwork Orange: the book and the movie [09 Jan 2006|09:17pm]

In the author's note of recent editions of A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgress goes off about Kubrick's version. He is pissed that Kubrick left out the final chapter of the book. "I was cured all right" ends at chapter 20 in the book. In chapter 21, Alex grows bored of delinquient activity and reforms on his own. Burgress among with many fans of the book, never got why Kubrick left out the last chapter. After all, it might of have been less offensive of a movie if the audience saw Alex snap out of that deranged behavior. Burgress especially didn't get it, becasue he knew Kubrick had to know about the full length verison of the book. He filmed the movie in England after all. The book was initially sold to Americans, as only the first 20 chapters.

I have my own theory why Kubrick purposefully left out the last chapter of the book. It didn't fit his film style. Kubrick loved to disapoint an audience at the end of the movie. He hated endings and he loved one liners to end a movie. He loved to just cut the movie off, as oppose to end it. He loved making the audience go, "That's it, that's it, that's the ending?" His endings are left to make the viewer left unsatisfied.
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feeling foolish... [01 Nov 2005|09:36pm]

what i meant to say was "when it comes to kubrick"...
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"Born to Kill" [01 Nov 2005|09:20pm]

hey all...just joined...i've never belonged to a fan club before, so this is like a complete big deal...fan clubs are for fanatics, but when it comes to kubricks i wouldn't mind the extra insight from the likes of you...there is one thing, though...IT'S NOT 'A CLOCKWORK ORANGE', it's simply 'CLOCKWORK ORANGE'...thanks and i hope we can all grow together...

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