PHOTOGRAPHING STANLEY KUBRICK’S BARRY LYNDON

2017-10-07T08:43:58-07:00 March 28th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS|Tags: , , , |

Interview with Director of Photography John Alcott Among all the film-makers of the world, there is no one quite like Stanley Kubrick. To be more accurate, there is no one even remotely like him. An early dropout from formal education, largely self-taught, but possessed of a razor-sharp intelligence and a [...]

KUBRICK’S SHINING – Review by Richard T. Jameson [Film Comment]

2018-02-09T17:40:45-08:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , |

by Richard T. Jameson Camera comes in low over an immense Western lake, its destination apparently a small island at the center that seems to consist of nothing but treetops. Draw nearer, then sweep over and pass the island, skewing slightly now in search of a central focus at the [...]

IL BUONO, IL BRUTTO, IL CATTIVO di Marcello Garofalo

2017-04-12T12:56:02-07:00 March 17th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , |

di Marcello Garofalo Una località isolata battuta dal vento. Due uomini scendono da cavallo avanzando verso un terzo, loro complice: insieme entrano in un saloon sparando all’impazzata, quando dalla finestra sbuca un messicano, Tuco, tenendo in una mano un cosciotto di bue e nell’altra la pistola. Fermo immagine con la [...]

REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS FORGOTTEN: THE SHINING

2017-03-18T17:24:00-07:00 March 15th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: |

by Thomas Allen Nelson After Barry Lyndon, his least commercially successful but one of his most artistically satisfying films, Stanley Kubrick turned to a contemporary American horror novel by Stephen King. As interesting a potboiler in its own right as Thackeray’s obscure nineteenth-century picaresque adventure, King’s The Shining (1977) represented [...]

EYES WIDE SHUT: WHAT THE CRITICS FAILED TO SEE IN KUBRICK’S LAST FILM – by Lee Siegel [Harper’s Magazine]

2018-02-24T01:20:18-08:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

Not a single critic, not even those few who claimed to like Eyes Wide Shut, made any attempt to understand the film on its own artistic terms. Instead, the critics denounced the film for not living up to the claims its publicists had made for it.

SCORSESE’S GANGS OF NEW YORK: WHY MYTH MATTERS – by Timothy J. Gilfoyle

2018-01-14T13:24:14-08:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , |

by Timothy J. Gilfoyle In December 2002, Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York opened to critical acclaim. The Chicago Tribune’s Michael Wilmington described the motion picture as “a period epic of hatred and fire,” “a movie of grand reckless ambition,” and “a film burning with creative passion, over-reaching, magnificently wild.” [...]