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JIM NORTON: MOUTHFUL OF SHAME (2017) Full Transcript

Jim Norton: Mouthful of Shame (2017)

In this unrestricted jaunt, comic Jim Norton offers a personal perspective on romance, desire, and sexual proclivities.

THE WILD BUNCH: MAN AND MYTH – Time Magazine Review

Ernest Borgnine and William Holden in The Wild Bunch directed by Sam Peckinpah, 1969

"When the legend becomes fact," says the canny newspaper editor in John Ford's The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, "print the legend." Sam Peckinpah is a filmmaker dedicated to telling truths and still preserving the legend of the American West. In feature films (Ride the High Country, Major Dundee) and television shows (The Westerner), his characters are eminently fallible,...

MICHAEL CHE MATTERS (2016) – Full Transcript

Michael Che Matters

"Saturday Night Live" star Michael Che takes on hot-button topics like inequality, homophobia and gentrification in this stand-up set filmed live in Brooklyn

JOE ROGAN: TRIGGERED (2016) – Full Transcript

Joe Rogan: Triggered

Unleashing his inquisitive, intense comedic style, Rogan explores everything from raising kids and Santa Claus to pot gummies and talking to dolphins

INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989) – Review by Pauline Kael

Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (1989)

by Pauline Kael A friend of mine who’s in his early fifties and is eminent in his field says that when he grows up he wants to be Sean Connery. He doesn’t mean the smooth operator James Bond; he means the bluff, bare-domed Connery of The Man Who Would Be King and The Untouchables and now Indiana Jones and the...

THE GODFATHER PART III (1990) – Review by Pauline Kael

The Godfather Part III (1990) Vincent (Andy Garcia) and Don Altobello (Eli Wallach)

by Pauline Kael At the end of The Godfather Part II (1974), the story was complete—beautifully complete. Francis Ford Coppola knew it, and for over a decade he resisted Paramount’s pleas for another sequel. But the studio’s blandishments became more honeyed, his piggy bank was smashed, and late in 1988 he had an illumination: he discovered how the story should...

GOODFELLAS (1990) – Review by Pauline Kael

Goodfellas - Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci) loses his temper

by Pauline Kael Martin Scorsese’s GoodFellas has a lift. It’s like Raging Bull, except that it’s not domineering. It’s like Raging Bull made in a jolly, festive frame of mind. It’s about being a guy and guys getting high on being a guy. In the Nicholas Pileggi book Wiseguy, which this movie is based on, the Mafia-led mobsters are moral...

SAM PECKINPAH: WHAT PRICE VIOLENCE?

Cornered in a ramshackle hotel, MacGraw and Steve McQueen blast away in The Getaway's climactic gun battle

On the set of Sam Peckinpah's movie "The Gateway". LIFE magazine , 11 August 1972

CONVOY (1978) – Review by Pauline Kael

Convoy (1978) Sam Peckinpah

Pauline Kael reviews Sam Peckinpah's "Convoy"

SAM PECKINPAH: PLAYBOY INTERVIEW (1972)

Sam Peckinpah - Playboy Interview

A candid conversation with the screen's "Picasso of violence," controversial creator of "the wild bunch" and "straw dogs"

WIM WENDERS: AN INTERVIEW (1984)

Paris, Texas (1984) Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski and Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders on 'Paris, Texas' (1984). Interview by Katherine Dieckmann for film Quarterly

BLADE RUNNER – Review by Michael Dempsey [Film Quarterly]

Blade Runner (1982) - Harrison Ford as Deckard

by Michael Dempsey In director Ridley Scott’s $30-million noir thriller, Blade Runner, set in Los Angeles 36 years from now, sophisticated new robots known as “replicants” have drastically narrowed the gap between humans and machines. Prize creations of the cadaverous, ironic Dr. Eldon Tyrell and his superconglomerate, they not only surpass all people in physical strength and at least match...

STANLEY KUBRICK AND THE AESTHETICS OF THE GROTESQUE – by James Naremore

Stanley Kubrick with ''Weegee'' (Arthur H. Fellig) on the set of Dr. Strangelove (1963)

“The grotesque,” which became a stylistic term in the Italian renaissance and later contributed significantly to all forms of modernist art, can help us better understand the so-called “coldness” often attributed to Stanley Kubrick’s films

TREVOR NOAH: LOST IN TRANSLATION (2015) – Full Transcript

Trevor Noah - Lost in Translation (2015)

Noah addresses major domestic and international events of the past year, sharing his outlook on the world today, including terrorism, racial tensions in America and what it was like being African and traveling into the United States during the Ebola crisis.

MARIA BAMFORD: OLD BABY (2017) – Full transcript

Maria Bamford - Old Baby (2017)

Maria Bamford performs a rapid-fire, playful stand-up set for crowds at park benches, bowling alleys and LA theaters in this roving comedy special.

BARRY LYNDON: KUBRICK’S GRANDEST GAMBLE – by Richard Schickel

by Richard Schickel FIRST PARADOX: Barry Lyndon, a story of an 18th century Irish gentleman-rogue, is the first novel of a great 19th century writer, William Makepeace Thackeray. It shows early signs of a genius that would nourish only after creative struggle and personal adversity. In time, this forgotten book becomes the basis for the tenth feature film by a...

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1972) – Review by Richard Schickel

A Clockwork Orange (1971) - Alex and his Droogs

Future shlock by Richard Schickel For a director like Stanley Kubrick, a novel like Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange must have seemed an irresistible challenge. Kubrick is essentially a daring imagist, yet he has twice before been tempted by projects that pose powerful problems of language for the film maker. One was an attempt, largely unsuccessful, to translate the dazzling and...

THE GARDEN OF THE FINZI-CONTINIS – Review by Richard Schickel

Il giardino dei Finzi Contini - Dominique Sanda

A tragedy of false security by Richard Schickel The film looks as if it had been photographed through the mists of time. Often its characters seem to move with the strange deliberation of figures in a dreamed memory, their outlines softened by the years. Yet its images, its language (and its silences) arc as carefully and as economically calculated as those...

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1972) – Review by Dilys Powell

A Clockwork Orange (1971) - Alex (Malcolm McDowell)

Dilys Powell reviews Stanley Kubrick's 'A Clockwork Orange'

HENRI-FRÉDÉRIC AMIEL: IL PRINCIPIO ASTRATTO DELL’UGUAGLIANZA

Uguaglianza - Definizione

di Henri-Frédéric Amiel Le masse saranno sempre al di sotto della media. La maggiore età si abbasserà, la barriera del sesso cadrà, e la democrazia arriverà all'assurdo rimettendo la decisione intorno alle cose più grandi ai più incapaci. Sarà la punizione del suo principio astratto dell'uguaglianza, che dispensa l'ignorante di istruirsi, l'imbecille di giudicarsi, il bambino di essere uomo e...

MODERN TIMES: AN INTERVIEW WITH STANLEY KUBRICK

Stanley Kubrick on the set of A Clockwork Orange

Philip Strick & Penelope Houston interview with Stanley Kubrick regarding 'A Clockwork Orange'

NOTES ON SEEING ‘BARRY LYNDON’ – by Harold Rosenberg

Barry Lyndon (1975) Marisa Berenson (Lady Lyndon) and Ryan O'Neal (Redmond Barry Lyndon)

Kubrick's Barry Lyndon is a lot more than a substitute for an allbutforgotten tale. The movie also translates the printed page into art for the eye and the ear by coordinating the story with the paintings, music and landscaping of the period

BARRY LYNDON – Review by Dilys Powell

Barry Lyndon - Ryan O'Neal

Dilys Powell review of Stanley Kubrick's 'Barry Lyndon'

DARK ROOTS: HUMOR AND TRAGEDY IN ‘DOCTOR STRANGELOVE’

Dr Strangelove - Ken Adam - Film set war room

by Caran Wakefield Pablo Ferraro’s original commercial for Doctor Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb teases the audience, offering a sample of the gutsy black humor and subversive political satire that made the film famous. The trailer commences with an atomic explosion, and quickly bombards the viewer with written questions, frenzied xylophone scales, and...

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY – Review by Dilys Powell

2001 A Space Odyssey (1968) by Stanley Kubrick

Dilys Powell reviews '2001: A Space Odyssey' by Stanley Kubrick

DR STRANGELOVE – Review by Dilys Powell

Dr Strangelove (1964) - Major Kong enters the bomb bay to repair the broken electric wiring

Dilys Powell reviews Stanley Kubrick's Dr Strangelove

LA DOLCE VITA (1960) – Review by Dilys Powell

La dolce vita - Marcello Mastroianni e Anita Ekberg

Dilys Powell reviews Federico Fellini's 'La Dolce Vita'

THE GREAT DICTATOR – Review by Dilys Powell

The Great Dictator (1940) - Charlie Chaplin

After nearly thirty years, then, of playing one character in one set of clothes, Chaplin takes on a double role. The subject of the film is thus new to him, or shall we say it is a new and advanced branch of his old subject, the dictatorship of the powerful and cruel over the humble and the dispossessed?

BO BURNHAM: WHAT (2013) – Full Transcript

Bo Burnham

Bo What? Old MacDonald had a farm E I E I O And on that farm he had a pig E I E I O Here a snort There a Old MacDonald had a farm E I E I O This is Bo Burnham. He's 22 years old. He's a male. And he looks like the genetic product...

BO BURNHAM: MAKE HAPPY (2016) – Full Transcript

Bo Burnham - Make Happy (2016)

'Make Happy' is a stand-up comedy routine by Bo Burnham which he performed live in 2015 and 2016; a recording of the show was released on Netflix on June 3, 2016. The show is a specifically choreographed performance which amalgamates comedy with music, and uses pre-recorded music, stage lighting effects and sound effects.

IL SOGNO DELLA FARFALLA (1994) – Recensione di Paolo Taggi [Segnocinema]

Il sogno della farfalla (1994) di Marco Bellocchio

di Paolo Taggi A quattordici anni un ragazzo decide di scegliere il silenzio. Da quel momento può fare a meno delle proprie parole e comunica soltanto attraverso i testi scritti da altri. Recita, e sul palcoscenico si esprime attraverso copioni già scritti, che non gli appartengono, nei quali può soltanto (ma lo vuole davvero?) tentare di riconoscersi. Una intera famiglia...

ANTHONY JESELNIK: CALIGULA (2013) – Full Transcript

Anthony Jeselnik - Caligula

Anthony Jeselnik brings his signature dark and twisted point of view to this special. He holds nothing back, routinely saying things most wouldn't ever dare. Anthony is not for the easily offended or humorless

ANTHONY JESELNIK: THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS (2015) – Full Transcript

Anthony Jeselnik - Thoughts and Prayers

There's no subject too dark as the comedian skewers taboos and riffs on national tragedies before pulling back the curtain on his provocative style

JOHN MULANEY: THE COMEBACK KID (2015) – Full Transcript

John Mulaney - The Comeback Kid

Armed with boyish charm and a sharp wit, the former "SNL" writer offers sly takes on marriage, his beef with babies and the time he met Bill Clinton

C’ERA UNA VOLTA IN AMERICA: LA VERTIGINE DEL TEMPO

C'era una volta in America - Noodles recita a Deborah i versi del Cantico dei Cantici

'C'era una volta in America' e altri ricordi. Il sentimento del passato e degli errori compiuti, il senso del tradimento e del rimorso nel capo d’opera di Sergio Leone. Saggio critico di Morando Morandini

IL MIO NOME È NESSUNO: GIOCARE COI MITI

Il mio nome è Nessuno

Nel film 'Il mio nome è Nessuno' di Tonino Valerii - prodotto da Leone - s'incrociano tre universi del western: l'hollywoodiano classico, quello degli anni ’60 e l'italiano comico

GIÙ LA TESTA: IL PESSIMISMO DELLA RIVOLUZIONE

A Fistful of Dynamite - Rod Steiger (Juan Miranda), James Coburn (Sean Mallory) and Sergio Leone

Giù la testa, il più spietato, lucido, egoistico, radicalmente nichilista dei film di Sergio Leone. Saggio critico di Gianni Canova

C’ERA UNA VOLTA IL WEST: IL RITO E L’ENFASI

Once upon a time in the West - Harmonica (Charles Bronson) kills Frank (Henry Fonda)

L’amplificazione dei ritmi e delle pause trova in C'era una volta il West la sua massima celebrazione e ragion d'essere. Saggio di Roberto Pugliese

NIHILISM AND FREEDOM IN THE FILMS OF STANLEY KUBRICK

Stanley Kubrick during the production of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

by Daniel Shaw Much critical ink has been spilled over the question of whether the worldview of archetypal auteur Stanley Kubrick is nihilistic, and appropriately so. To my mind, this is one of the most important questions we can ask about genuine artists and their oeuvres. If auteur criticism is to have any validity, from a philosophical perspective, it must...

ARANCIA MECCANICA (1972) – Recensione di Pietro Bianchi

A Clockwork Orange (1972) - The scene of the rape of the author's wife

di Pietro Bianchi È difficile dire quale fosse la precisa intenzione del regista Stanley Kubrick quando decise di fare un film, Arancia meccanica, dal romanzo di Anthony Burgess dallo stesso titolo. Per Burgess non ci sono dubbi. Cattolico, avendo sfiorato la morte per una grave malattia, desiderava mostrare i pericoli cui va incontro l’umanità dei robot e delle droghe. Linguista,...

BILL HICKS: REVELATIONS (1993) – Full Transcript

Bill Hicks

This was Bill Hicks last recorded stand up routine performed at the London Dominion Theatre several months before his death in 1994

LEWIS BLACK: BLACK TO THE FUTURE (2016) – Full Transcript

Lewis Black - Black to the Future (2016)

Lewis Black meanders through anecdotes about a trip to Copenhagen (where it’s possible to be simultaneously Socialist and happy), a lactating German woman and mental-illness policies, and - just in time for the elections - he takes on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

DOUG STANHOPE: BEFORE TURNING THE GUN ON HIMSELF (2012) – Transcript

Doug Stanhope

Before Turning the Gun on Himself is the eighth stand-up comedy album by Doug Stanhope, released on November 6, 2012, by Roadrunner Records. It was recorded live at The Complex in Salt Lake City, Utah. To Salt Lake, and now please welcome Doug Stanhope. (audience cheers and applauds) Thank you! Thank you very much. Thanks. (man shouts in audience) Yeah,...

DOUG STANHOPE: DEADBEAT HERO (2004) – Transcript

Doug Stanhope - Deadbeat Hero

In "Deadbeat Hero," Stanhope tackles all of the most relevant and controversial issues of our times: Abortion, "liberty," war, whether blindly supporting the troops is a good thing, the drug war, the Alabama-Mississippi ban on dildos and other sex toys, gay marriage and priest molestations. More bizarre topics include two-head babies, his suicidal cat-lady mother, and more.

LA MORTE DI EMILIO LUSSU NELLA PAGINE DELL’UNIONE SARDA

Emilio Lussu

Raccolta di articoli apparsi sul quotidiano L'Unione Sarda il giorno dopo la morte di Emilio Lussu

IL PADRINO: NEPPURE UNA VOLTA LA PAROLA ‘MAFIA’!

Don Vito Corleone is shot by Solozzo's men

Giacomo R. Carioti incontra a Roma il giovane produttore del 'Padrino', Albert S. Ruddy, con cui ricostruisce la storia del film

DESSÌ E IL SUO PAESE D’OMBRE

Giuseppe Dessì nel suo studio a Roma nel 1972

Lo scrittore sardo Giuseppe Dessì intervistato in occasione della pubblicazione del suo romanzo Paese d'ombre

RAGING BULL: INTERVIEW WITH MARTIN SCORSESE (1981) by Michael Henry

Raging Bull (1980) Martin Scorsese on the set with Rober De Niro

This interview took place in Paris during the night of February 11-12, 1981. A translation of "Nuit blanche et chambre noire" from Positif, April 1981. Translated by Peter Brunette. by Michael Henry HENRY: Robert De Niro brought you Juke La Motta's autobiography when you were preparing Taxi Driver. What attracted you to this character? Did your vision of him evolve in...

ANTONIO SINI: POESIE

"Vita di minatore". Carbonia 1950

Esiste un solo modo per uccidere un poeta: consegnare all'oblio le sue parole —Massimo Calabrese LA VITA La vita non sono solo io, non sei solo tu. Gli operai viaggiano sui tram con volti di deportati. I contadini aspettano il domani da quando l'uomo inizio a graffiare la terra. La vita non sono solo io, non sei solo tu. Molti cani hanno il cappotto. Molti bambini non hanno pane. Non tutti hanno una casa. Non tutti hanno un vestito. Tu hai...

JIM JEFFERIES: CONTRABAND (2008) – Full Transcript

Jim Jefferies - Contaband

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the Art theatre. Can you please go mental for, Jim Jefferies! How you all going? Welcome to the recording of my first ever DVD people, so thank you for coming. Who’s seen me before, give me a yell? All right, who’s never seen me? OK, you do seem like a happier bunch. The show’s called...

BLADE RUNNER’S MOVING STILL – Essay by Elissa Marder

Blade Runner (1982) Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard

by Elissa Marder In the decade that has elapsed since Blade Runner's first commercial release, Ridley Scott’s 1982 science-fiction film has been retroactively hailed as one of the most powerful and influential examples of cinematic postmodernism.1 Despite the fact that Blade Runner has achieved almost canonical status in the annals of film theory,2 the discomfort displayed by its earliest critics...

MIKE BIRBIGLIA: THANK GOD FOR JOKES (2017) – Full Transcript

Mike Birbiglia - Thank God for Jokes

Comedian Mike Birbiglia takes the stage in Brooklyn and hits on hard truths about puppets, late people and the very real dangers of being funny.

SARAH SILVERMAN: A SPECK OF DUST (2017) – Full Transcript

Sarah Silverman A Speck of Dust

In her first comedy special post-health scare, Sarah Silverman shares a mix of fun facts, sad truths and yeah-she-just-went-there moments

ON THE STUPIDITY OF BEING OFFENDED

On being offended

A compilation for the rejection of the culture of offense. Featuring Christopher Hitchens, Stephen Fry, Penn Jillette, Louis C.K. and Jim Norton, Richard Dawkins, Peter Hitchens, Steve Hughes

GEORGE CARLIN: PLAYING WITH YOUR HEAD (1986) – Full Transcript

George Carlin Playin with your head

Recorded May 2–3, 1986, at the Beverly Theater in Los Angeles It started out like any other night. I was feeling good. I'd just put in a long days work and I was really sure about this. It felt tight, no loopholes but I wasn't about to get cocky. I'd been down this road before. Hey where's Billy? Uh, Mexico....

BLADE RUNNER: SCIENCE FICTION & TRANSCENDENCE

Blade Runner - Roy Batty and Pris

A discussion of the film's atmosphere relating BLADE RUNNER to Film Noir and of the significance of the Christian symbolism of the film

GEORGE CARLIN: AGAIN!* (1978) – Full Transcript

George Carlin - Phoenix

Performing at the Celebrity Star Theater in Phoenix on July 23, 1978, Carlin mesmerizes his audience in the second of his 12 HBO specials. The routines include: Death, Kids & Parents, Newscast #2, Time and Al Sleet, the Hippy-Dippy Weatherman

LOUIS C.K.: CHEWED UP (2008) – Full Transcript

Louis CK -Chewed Up (2008)

Transcript of 'Chewed Up', Louis C.K.'s second one-hour special filmed at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston, March 1, 2008

LOUIS C.K.: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE S42E17 (2017) – Transcript

Louis C.K. - Saturday Night Live - Season 42 Episode 17

Host Louis C.K. calls out chickens for being racist and wonders if giraffes are amazed by their long necks

SHOESHINE (1946) – Review by Pauline Kael

Shoeshine (1946) by Vittorio De Sica

Shoeshine, written by Cesare Zavattini, is a social protest film that rises above its purpose. It is a lyric study of how two boys betrayed by society betray each other and themselves

MITCH HEDBERG: COMEDY CENTRAL SPECIAL (1999) – Full Transcript

Mitch Hedberg

Mitch Hedberg's half-hour special on Comedy Central This is the uncut 37 minute version. Tonight from the Palace in Hollywood, California. Comedy Central Presents Mitch Hedberg! Thank you. Hey. Welcome to my half-hour special. Does anybody know who I am? Why did a bunch of people who don't know who I am show it my special? That's bullshit. All right. Everybody. This...

IDEOLOGY AS DYSTOPIA: AN INTERPRETATION OF ‘BLADE RUNNER’

Blade Runner (1982) - Harrison Ford as Deckard

Unlike the vast majority of films in the science fiction genre, 'Blade Runner' refuses to neutralize the most abhorrent tendencies of our age and casts serious doubt on a host of the cliches about where we should locate their causes

BLADE RUNNER: 21ST CENTURY NERVOUS BREAKDOWN. INTERVIEW WITH RIDLEY SCOTT

Blade Runner (1982) Director Ridley Scott and Harrison Ford on the set

by Harlan Kennedy Do Androids dream of electric sheep? Do Northumbrians dream of eclectic myths? Every so often the British cinema hatches a mold-busting filmmaker, and the world stops, looks, and listens, aware that an accident has happened in the process of Nature. Ridley Scott, Northumberland-born and 41, has made three feature films in six years: a measured pace à la that other...

HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE ‘BARRY LYNDON’

Barry Lyndon (1975) Marisa Berenson (Lady Lyndon)

John Hofsess reviews Stanley Kubrick's 'Barry Lyndon' for The New York Times

TOM SEGURA: COMPLETELY NORMAL (2014) – Full Transcript

Tom Segura - Completely Normal (2014)

Levelheaded stand-up Tom Segura shares offhand appraisals on hotels and opens up about his hobbies and digestive ailments in this comedy special

PLANET OF THE APES (1968) – Review by Pauline Kael

Planet of the Apes (1968)

Pauline Kael reviews "Planet of the Apes", a 1968 science fiction film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner. Published in 'The New Yorker', February 17,1968

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (1966) – Review by Pauline Kael

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) - Clint Eastwood (''Blondie'') and Eli Wallach (Tuco)

Pauline Kael reviews Sergio Leone's "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly". Published in 'The New Yorker', March 2, 1968

GEORGE CARLIN: CARLIN ON CAMPUS (1984) – Full Transcript

Carlin on Campus

Full transcript of 'Carlin on Campus', 10th album and fourth HBO special by American comedian George Carlin recorded April 18–19, 1984

LOUIS C.K.: LIVE AT THE BEACON THEATRE (2011) – Full Transcript

Louis CK - Live at the Beacon Theater

Louis jokes about fatherhood, success, and flying first class at the Beacon Theatre in New York

GEORGE CARLIN: DOIN’ IT AGAIN (1990) – Transcript

George Carlin

George Carlin brings his comedy back to New Jersey and this time talks about Offensive Language, Euphemisms, They're Only Words, Dogs, Things you never hear, see or wanna hear, Some people are stupid, Cancer, Feminists, Good Ideas, Rape, Life's moments, and organ donors.

GEORGE ORWELL’S ‘1984’ – Introduction by Robert Harris

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) - A scene from the movie

Introduction to the official 60th anniversary edition of Nineteen Eighty-Four

SUPERMAN (1978): THE PACKAGE – Review by Pauline Kael

Superman (1978) Christopher Reeve

Pauline Kael's review of 'Superman' (1978). Published in 'The New Yorker', January 1, 1979

PAULINE KAEL ON ‘STAR WARS’

Star Wars (1977) by George Lucas

Pauline Kael reviews George Lucas' Star Wars. Published in 'The New Yorker', September 26, 1977

RICKY GERVAIS: OUT OF ENGLAND 2 (2010) – Full Transcript

Ricky Gervais - Out of England 2 - The Stand-up Special

Full transcript of HBO stand-up special 'Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2'. Recorded before a live audience at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago

AMY SCHUMER: THE LEATHER SPECIAL (2017) – Full Transcript

Amy Schumer - The Leather Special (2017)

Comic sensation Amy Schumer riffs on sex, dating and the absurdities of fame in a bold and uncensored stand-up set at Denver's Bellco Theater

CELEBRATING ‘INDEPENDENCE DAY’ (1996)

Independence Day (1996) - Will Smith (Captain Steven Hiller) and Jeff Goldblum (David Levinson)

'Starlog' magazine correspondents report on the Independence Day War

JIM GAFFIGAN: CINCO (2017) – Full Transcript

Jim Gaffigan - Cinco (2017)

Full transcript of Jim Gaffigan's fifth Netflix original stand up special Cinco. Recorded at the Palace Theater in Columbus, Ohio

PAUL SCHRADER ON ‘TAXI DRIVER’ – Interview by Richard Thompson

Paul Schrader - Taxi Driver

TAXI DRIVER'S SCREENWRITER Paul Schrader interviewed by Richard Thompson Richard Thompson is grateful to Jack Shafer for his help with this interview, which took place in L.A. on January 26 and 29, 1976. Paul Schrader, 30, is probably best known in Hollywood for selling his first screenplay, Yakuza, for $300,000. He is considered one of the new breed of screenwriters which includes...

JIM JEFFERIES: I SWEAR TO GOD (2009) – Full Transcript

Jim Jefferies - I Swear to God

In this HBO special, 'I Swear to God', Jim Jefferies discusses religion and racism, his own family and childhood, the idiocy of no-smoking signs, sluts vs. studs, drugs and alcohol, and tells a very embarrassing story about what happened to him after purchasing some adult entertainment material

«LA VERGOGNA DI BERGMAN»: DAL SILENZIO DI DIO AL MARE DEI MORTI

Skammen (La vergogna, 1968) di Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman ha definito il suo ultimo film, che ha per titolo Skammen (La vergogna) una storia di gente che non ha nessuna fede, nessuna convinzione politica, che non agisce secondo canoni e regole politiche

28 Days Later: An Interview with Danny Boyle (2003)

28 Days Later (2003)

Director Danny Boyle's latest feature, 28 Days Later, spins contempo­rary paranoia regarding disease and viral infection into a frightening tale of post-apocalyptic horror, survival, and rampaging zombies.

ROBERT BRESSON, POSSIBLY – INTERVIEW BY PAUL SCHRADER (1976)

Robert Bresson photographed by Paul Schrader (1976)

In 1972 Robert Bresson, in response to my recently pub­lished book, Transcendental Style in Film, wrote me, “I have always been very surprised not to recognize myself in the image formed by those who are really interested in me" It's equally a shock for a critic to meet a director whom he has respected from a distance and whose...

2001: FUORI NELLO SPAZIO MA DENTRO LA VITA

2001 - Kubrick on the set

2001: IL FILM DI STANLEY KUBRICK Il viaggio interplanetario è un viaggio biologico di Lino Curci Sono giorni di scienza, non di fantascienza. Per la prima volta, con l’«Apollo 8», ritorno ha varcato il confine che separa il campo gravitazionale della Terra dalla zona in cui agiscono le forze dì attrazione di un altro corpo celeste: il geo­centrismo, spodestato scientificamente da Galileo,...

LOUIS C.K.: HILARIOUS (2010) – Full Transcript

Louis CK - Hilarious

In this unique and dynamic live concert experience, Louis C.K.'s exploration of life after 40 destroys politically correct images of modern life with thoughts we have all had...but would rarely admit to

PORCILE O NO tiriamo le somme su PASOLINI

Porcile (Pigsty) - by Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1969

Piero Sanavìo intervista Pier Paolo Pasolini per la rivista 'Il Dramma', Settembre 1969

IN MARGINE AL FILM DI PASOLINI ‘MEDEA’

Maria Callas in Pier Paolo Pasolini 'Medea'

Che cosa è la Medea? È la rievocazione mitica, nostalgicamente ricomposta, del tempo della religione, cioè di «un rapporto di tipo religioso con la realtà, cioè considerare la realtà non naturale»

Il bel volo di PAPILLON da Mauriac a Polanski

Henri Charrière

Papillon: una farfalla che vola alto, come un’aquila. Il lungo romanzo autobiografico dell’ex-ergastolano Henri Charrière sta battendo il record assoluto dei best-sellers

LOUIS C.K.: SHAMELESS (2007) – Full Transcript

Louis C.K.

Please welcome Louis C.K.! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, thanks, that's very nice. Hello, everybody. How are ya? Woo! Good, thanks for- thank you, oh, good. Thanks, thanks for coming, thanks for being here. Thanks for not dying before you got here. Which could've happened. - Thanks for getting through the traffic. I drove here, and...

GEORGE ORWELL: 1984 – Introduzione, antologia critica e bibliografia

Nineteen Eighty Four

Introduzione, antologia critica e bibliografia a cura di Aldo Chiaruttini Arnoldo Mondatori Editore, Oscar Mondatori, Dicembre 1983 George Orwell La vita e l'opera George Orwell è il nome che lo scrittore inglese adottò negli anni trenta, in occasione della pubblicazione delle sue prime opere. Nato nel 1903 a Motihari in India, quando quell'immenso paese era un possedimento dell'Inghilterra, il suo vero...

FUTURISTIC ‘BLADE RUNNER’ – Review by Janet Maslin

Blade Runner (1982) - Roy chases Deckard through the building

The view of the future offered by Ridley Scott's muddled yet mesmerizing 'Blade Runner' is as intricately detailed as anything a science-fiction film has yet envisioned

JUVENTUS-REAL MADRID: LE EUROSFIDE

21-10-2008 - Champions League - Juventus-Real Madrid 2-1

CONDUCE 5-4 LA JUVE In Coppa dei Campioni/Champions League, Juve e Real si sono sfidate in 9 occasioni e la Juve ha potuto gioire 5 volte contro le 4 dei rivali. I blancos hanno però vinto l’unica finale, quella del 1998. In semifinale sempre bene i bianconeri (2-0), parità nei quarti (1-1), negli ottavi (1-1) e nella fase a gironi...

TAXI DRIVER: UNDERGROUND MAN – Review by Pauline Kael

Taxi Driver (1976) Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro)

by Pauline Kael Taxi Driver is the fevered story of an outsider in New York—a man who can’t find any point of entry into human society. Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro), the protagonist of Martin Scorsese’s new film, from a script by Paul Schrader, can’t find a life. He’s an ex-Marine from the Midwest who takes a job driving a...

BILL BURR: I’M SORRY YOU FEEL THAT WAY (2014) – Full Transcript

Bill Burr - I'm Sorry You Feel That Way (2014)

All right, thank you! Thank you very much! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. How are you? What's going on? Thank you. It's a pleasure to be here in the greater Atlanta, Georgia, area, this oasis. It's nice to be here. I don't know why I came here in June. It's nice to be here. Wasn't thinking. Fucking...

BILL BURR: YOU PEOPLE ARE ALL THE SAME (2012) – Full Transcript

Bill Burr - You people are all the same

Ladies and gentlemen: Bill Burr! All right. Thank you! Thank you. Thank you, sir. How are ya? How's it going? All right. All right, all right, all right, all right. All right, everybody settle down. I wanna get a gun. I do. I really do. I never had that feeling before till I moved out to...

PERSONA (1966) – Review by Richard Corliss

Persona (1966) Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann

Richard Corliss reviews Ingmar Bergman's "Persona" for Film Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 4 (Summer, 1967)

THE LEOPARD [IL GATTOPARDO, 1963] – Review by Pauline Kael

The Leopard (Il Gattopardo, 1963) by Luchino Visconti

Pauline Kael reviews Luchino Visconti's 'The leopard' (Il Gattopardo). Published in The New Yorker, September 19, 1983

EXISTENTIAL ETHICS. WHERE THE PATHS OF GLORY LEAD

Paths of Glory (1957) Dax leads the assault on Ant Hill

Stanley Kubrick's 'Paths of Glory' (1957) is much more than an antiwar film; it is as much about the necessary absurdity of the human condition as about the contingent horror of war

DAVE CHAPPELLE: FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH (2004) – Full Transcript

Dave Chappelle

Chappelle lets loose on such topics as black celebrities, what it's like to have raunchy fans of his TV show approach him while he's trying to enjoy Disneyland with his kids, Michael Jackson, Kobe Bryant and crackheads, of course

DAVE CHAPPELLE: KILLIN THEM SOFTLY (2000) – Full Transcript

Dave Chappelle

Wooo! Ya'll gone make me lose my mind. Up in here! Up in here! Y'all gone make me throw her out. Up in here! Up in here! Y'all gone make me act a fool. Up in here! Up in here! Y'all gone make me lose my cool. Up in here! Up in here! From the historic Lincoln Theater in...

ORSON WELLES: PLAYBOY INTERVIEW (1967)

Orson Welles

Our interviewer is England's eminent drama critic Kenneth Tynan, whom readers will remember as the author of previous Playboy Interviews with Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole, as well as several trenchant Playboy articles. Of this month's larger-than-life subject, Tynan writes: "The performing arts have now enjoyed the professional services of George Orson Welles for 35 years—ever since 1931, when he...

JUVENTUS-AMBURGO 0-1: FINE DI UN SOGNO

Juventus-Amburgo 0-1 Finale Coppa dei Campioni 1982-83

Dieci anni dopo la sfida di Belgrado con l’Ajax, la squadra bianconera ha sorprendentemente fallito la sua seconda finale nel più prestigioso torneo continentale - Un gol di Magath è bastato per assicurare ai tedeschi dell'Amburgo il trofeo

HEYSEL, 29 MAGGIO 1985 – JUVENTUS-LIVERPOOL: LE PAGINE DI ‘REPUBBLICA’

Heysel, 29 Maggio 1985 - Settore Z

La tragedia dello stadio Heysel del 29 maggio 1985 raccontata nelle pagine del quotidiano la 'Repubblica'

MARTIN SCORSESE: HE HAS OFTEN WALKED ‘MEAN STREETS’

Mean Streets (1973) - Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese interview with Guy Flatley for 'The New York Times', December 1973

JUVENTUS-LIVERPOOL 1-0: OMAGGIO AI TIFOSI

Juventus-Liverpool 1-0 - La squadra bianconera schierata prima della partita

Più degli inglesi, i bianconeri volevano la Coppa inseguita da sempre. L’hanno vinta in una serata crudele per dedicarla anche a chi non cera più

EDDIE GRIFFIN: YOU CAN TELL ‘EM I SAID IT! (2011) – Transcript

Eddie Griffin - You Can Tell 'Em I Said It.jpg

Ladies and gentlemen, The one and only, The emperor of comedy... Sir Eddie Griffin I want to fuck Michelle Obama. I need her on my team. I'm waiting on Obama to fuck up. That nigga slip up, I'ma slide right in. What's happening, Michelle? You like comedy? That's some fine chocolate motherfucker. You understand me? I didn't vote for Obama...

SCARFACE (1983) – Review by Pauline Kael

Scarface (1983) - Al Pacino

Pauline Kael reviews Brian De Palma's 'Scarface'

BLADE RUNNER AND SARTRE: THE BOUNDARIES OF HUMANITY

Blade Runner (1982) - As Deckard's grip loosens, Roy hoists him onto the roof, saving him

Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982) combines film noir and science fiction to tell a story that questions what it means to be human

ALIEN (1979) – Review by Brian McFarlane for ‘Cinema Papers’

Alien (1979) - Ian Holm, Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt and John Hurt

Brian McFarlane reviews Ridley Scott's sci-fi movie 'Alien'. Published in 'Cinema Papers' magazine, December 1979 - January 1980 issue

H.R. GIGER: BEHIND THE ALIEN FORMS

H.R. Giger on the set of Alien (1979) by Ridley Scott

Interview with Swiss surrealist H.R. Giger, designer of the monsters in Ridley Scott's sci-fi movie 'Alien'

8½: CONFESSIONS OF A MOVIE DIRECTOR – Review by Pauline Kael

Marcello Mastroianni and Federico Fellini on the set of 8½

Pauline Kael reviews Federico Fellini's '8½'

INGMAR BERGMAN: PLAYBOY INTERVIEW (1964)

Ingmar Bergman

A Candid Conversation with Sweden's One-man New Wave of Cinematic Sorcery

RIDLEY SCOTT: DIRECTING ‘ALIEN’ THROUGH AN ARTIST’S EYES

Alien (1979) - Sigourney Weaver on set with director Ridley Scott

The Making of "Alien". Interview with director Ridley Scott. Published in 'Starlog' n. 26, September 1979

BILL BURR: WALK YOUR WAY OUT (2017) – Full Transcript

Bill Burr - Walk Your Way Out (2017)

Netflix special filmed on October 21, 2016 at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville

HEYSEL, 29 MAGGIO 1985: LA PARTITA DELLA MORTE

Heysel 1985 - Juventus-Liverpool - La partita della morte - Marino-Bartoletti

di Marino Bartoletti BRUXELLES - Nel derby del dolore anche la Juventus ha ora le sue stimmate di sangue. Maggio 1949, Superga: il cielo si abbatte sul Grande Torino e lo rapisce ai suoi tifosi e al mondo. Maggio 1985, Bruxelles: la follia omicida di una barbara orda di inglesi e la criminale inefficienza della polizia belga macchiano coi colori...

ALIEN (1979): A GOTHIC SET IN SPACE – Review by Vincent Canby

Alien (1979) - Ripley (Sigourney Weaver)

Vincent Canby reviews Ridley Scott Si-Fi movie 'Alien' (1979). Published in The New York Times, May 25, 19

ALIEN (1979): INTERVIEW WITH SCREEWRITER DAN O’BANNON

Alien (1979) by Ridley Scott

by Bob Martin Vistas of unearthly beauty. . . A creature of inescapable terror. . . It’s SF cinema’s first outer space gothic thriller In some distant region of uncharted space, the battered starship Nostromo carries seven astronauts, five men and two women, on a commercial voyage. They are independent prospectors—traveling from planet to planet, extracting oil and precious minerals from...

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: WHIPPED – Review by Pauline Kael

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones)

by Pauline Kael The marketing executives are the new high priests of the movie business. It's natural. They’re handling important sums of money. And they dispense the money dramatically, in big campaigns that flood out over the country. It’s not unusual for more to be spent on marketing a picture than on making it, and this could become commonplace. (Everybody...

RAGING BULL: RELIGIOUS PULP, OR THE INCREDIBLE HULK – Review by Pauline Kael

Raging Bull (1980) - Martin Scorsese on the set with Rober De Niro

by Pauline Kael As Jake la Motta, the former middleweight boxing champ, in Raging Bull, Robert De Niro wears scar tissue and a big, bent nose that deform his face. It’s a miracle that he didn't grow them—he grew' everything else. He developed a thick muscled neck and a fighter s body, and for the scenes of the broken, drunken...

HEYSEL, 29 MAGGIO 1985: OLOCAUSTO

Heysel 29-05-1985 - Olocausto [cover Guerin Sportivo]

Un gruppo di criminali di Liverpool ha tramutato in tragedia la finalissima fra i «reds» e la Juve bruciando decine di vite sull’altare dello sport

JUVENTUS-LIVERPOOL 1-0: UNA VITTORIA, UN INCUBO

Juventus-Liverpool 1-0 - I giocatori della Juventus festeggiano alla fine della partita-incubo

Cabrini, Scirea e Tardelli sono i tre alfieri juventini che hanno vinto tutto ciò che c’era da vincere al mondo. Ma come gioirne oggi?

LOUIS C.K.: OH MY GOD (2013) – Full Transcript

Louis C.K. Oh My God (2013)

'Oh My God' is the fifth comedy special performed by Louis C.K.. It premiered on HBO on April 13, 2013. Filmed in Phoenix, Arizona at the Celebrity Theatre

KILLING HITLER’S HANGMAN

Reinhard Heydrich’s car after the assassination attempt in Prague. Jan Kubis (top right)

Reinhard Heydrich's international ‘fame’ rose considerably as a result of his 1942 assassination which quickly became the subject of countless movies and books

LOUIS C.K.: LIVE AT THE COMEDY STORE (2015) – Transcript

Louis CK - Live at the Comedy Store (2015)

The comic puts his trademark hilarious/thought-provoking spin on finding a bat in his kitchen, seeing rats having sex, Boston accents and dead pets.

APOCALYPSE NOW: A CLASH OF TWO CULTURES

Apocalypse Now - Dennis Hopper

Vittorio Storaro recalls the photographic challenges he confronted during the tumultuous production of Francis Ford Coppola's hallucinatory Vietnam War epic 'Apocalypse Now'

SPARTACUS AND THE SECOND PART OF THE SOUL

Spartacus (1960) by Stanley Kubrick

by Gordon Braden Roman History at the Movies At the end of Ridley Scott’s film Gladiator (2000), the mortally wounded Maximus (Russell Crowe), having killed the psychopathic emperor Commodus in gladiatorial combat in the Colosseum, speaks to the suddenly silent crowd: “There was a dream that was Rome. It shall be realized. These are the wishes of Marcus Aurelius.” Marcus was...

BILL HICKS: RELENTLESS (1992) – Transcript

Bill Hicks

Recorded in 1991 at the Centaur Theatre during the annual Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada

DANIEL TOSH: HAPPY THOUGHTS (2011) – Transcript

Daniel Tosh - Happy Thoughts (2011)

Daniel Tosh performs in front of a live San Francisco audience in this stand-up special for Comedy Central, and touches on topics ranging from sports and pop culture, to religion and politics

PATRICE O’NEAL: ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM (2011) – Full Transcript

Patrice O'Neal - Elephant in the Room (2011)

Full transcript of 'Elephant in the Room', stand up special by comedian Patrice O'Neal, released by Comedy Central. It premiered on February 19, 2011

KATT WILLIAMS: LIVE (2006) – Full Transcript

Katt Williams

(POLICE SIREN BLARING) (POLICE RADIO CHATTERING) (CROWD CLAMORING) CHRIS: Thank you. 100.9 the Wiz. Blazing hip hop and R and B. Jamming in the building right now. Man, it's just an honor to have this guy just stop by just to say hi and say what's up to Cincinnati. My man Katt Williams in the house. Say, Katt, you...

RICHARD PRYOR: LIVE IN CONCERT (1979) – Full Transcript

Richard Pryor - Live in Concert (1979)

Filmed in Long Beach, California on December 10, 1978 Richard Pryor: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Hey, thank you. Thank you much. Good evening. Waiting for the people to get from the bathroom. People are in there pissing, wait, the shit done started. Damn. What's happening, blood. Right on....

RICHARD PRYOR: LIVE ON THE SUNSET STRIP (1982) – Full Transcript

Richard Pryor (1982) - Live on the Sunset Strip

Comedy legend Richard Pryor touches on all subjects, ranging from women to his trip to Africa, and even his scandalous past: the brothel run by his grandmother, his cocaine addiction, and the infamous incident in which he lit himself on fire.

TREVOR NOAH: AFRAID OF THE DARK (2017) – Full Transcript

Trevor Noah - Afraid of the Dark (2017)

The "Daily Show" host ponders the perils of naming countries, how traffic lights turn New Yorkers invincible and why you shouldn't drink in Scotland

STRANGE DAYS (1995) – Sight and Sound Review

Strange Days (1995) - Lornette 'Mace' Mason (Angela Bassett) and Lenny Nero (Ralph Fiennes)

Philip Strick reviews 'Strange Days', the 1995 science fiction thriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Published in 'Sight and Sound', January 1996

JIM JEFFERIES: BARE (2014) – Full Transcript

Jim Jefferies - Bare (2014)

Nothing is sacred in this show from Australian comic Jim Jefferies, whether it’s the mother of his child, auditioning disabled actors, or gun control.

THE WHITE BALLOON (BADKONAKE SEFID, 1995) – Sight and Sound Review

The White Balloon (1995) by Jafar Panahi

Sight and Sound review of 'The White Balloon', a 1995 Iranian film directed by Jafar Panahi, with a screenplay by Abbas Kiarostami

DAVE CHAPPELLE: DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS (2017) – Full Transcript

Dave Chappelle - Deep in the Heart of Texas (2017)

Chappelle gets real about racially charged run-ins, celebrity scandals and fatherly dilemmas in a searing stand-up set at Austin's Moody Theatre

TOM SEGURA: MOSTLY STORIES (2016) – Full Transcript

Tom Segura - Mostly Stories (2016)

Comedian Tom Segura savors wondrous strip-club names, basks in foul-mouthed heckling and shares life's dirty truths in an irreverent stand-up special

BILL BURR: LET IT GO (2010) – Full transcript

Bill Burr - Let It Go (2010)

Burr's special 'Let it Go', recorded at The Fillmore in San Francisco and premiered on Comedy Central on September 18, 2010

TWELVE MONKEYS: EXTREMITIES

Twelve Monkeys (1995) - Jeffrey Goines (Brad Pitt) and James Cole (Bruce Willis)

Debris and nightmare, madness and time preoccupy director Terry Gilliam in 'Twelve Monkeys’, with a screenplay by the writer of 'Blade Runner’. David Morgan visited the set

SEVEN (1995): THE ALLURE OF DECAY

Seven (1995) - William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) and David Mills (Brad Pitt)

Revulsion against the body haunts the new film by David Fincher as it does so much current cinema. What makes ‘Seven' distinctive? Amy Taubin explains

SEVEN (1995) – Sight and Sound Review

Seven (1995) Brad Pitt as detective David Mills

by John Wrathall Homicide detective William Somerset is joined for his last seven days on the job by his replacement, David Mills, who has just moved to the city. When the discovery of a man who has apparently been forced to eat until he bursts (Gluttony) is followed by the bleeding to death of a rich lawyer, whose body is...

CASINO: MARTIN SCORSESE’S TESTAMENT

Casino (1995) Robert De Niro as Sam 'Ace' Rothstein

What has drawn Scorsese to mix a mafia story with a Biblical epic? The director explains

GEORGE CARLIN: JAMMING IN NEW YORK (1992) – Testo italiano completo

George Carlin - Jammin' In New York (1992)

Ciao, grazie. Grazie. Grazie. Grazie molte. Grazie. Grazie a tutti. Grazie a tutti. Grazie e un saluto a New York. Ciao New York e grazie. Si'. Ok. E' passato un po' di tempo dall'ultima volta che sono stato qui... ...e nel frattempo sono successe un paio di cose. Volevo parlare un po' della guerra nel Golfo Persico. Grandi attività...

GEORGE CARLIN: YOU ARE ALL DISEASED (1999) – Testo italiano completo

George Carlin

Siete gentili, grazie! Grazie mille, lo apprezzo. Grazie mille, grazie a tutti, grazie! Lo apprezzo... Grazie, grazie... Allora, lasciate che vi chieda una cosa... ...lasciate che vi chieda, come state tutti stasera, eh? Ottimo, be', andate affanculo! Cerco solo di farvi sentire a casa vostra. Ora, sentite, sono stato qua fuori tutto questo tempo e non mi sono ancora...

GEORGE CARLIN: IT’S BAD FOR YA! (2008) – Testo italiano completo

George Carlin - It's bad for ya

Grazie, grazie, grazie! Mi piacerebbe iniziare... Mi piacerebbe... grazie, grazie! Mi piacerebbe iniziare dicendo: affanculo Lance Armstrong! Affanculo lui e le sue palle e le sue biciclette e i suoi steroidi e le sue maglie gialle... ...e la stupida espressione vuota sul suo volto, sono stanco di quello stronzo. E già che ci siamo, affanculo anche Tiger Woods! Un'altra...

JIM JEFFERIES: FREEDUMB (2016) – Full Transcript

Jim Jefferies - Freedumb (2016)

Jim Jefferies talks about family life and challenges the idea of American freedom live on stage in Nashville, Tennessee

EDDIE MURPHY: DELIRIOUS (1983) – Full Transcript

Eddie Murphy - Delirious (1983)

Transcript of Eddie Murphy's 'Delirious', stand-up comedy HBO special released August 30, 1983.

DAVE CHAPPELLE: THE AGE OF SPIN (2017) – Full Transcript

Dave Chappelle - The Age of Spin - Live at the Hollywood Palladium

This is Dave. He tells dirty jokes for a living. That stare is where most of his hard work happens. It signifies a profound train of thought, the alchemist's fire that transforms fear and tragedy into levity and livelihood. Dave calls that look "the trance." ♪ Play me ♪ ♪ Buy me ♪ ♪ Workinonit ♪ ♪ Tune up...

AMICI MIEI (1975) – Recensione di Giovanni Grazzini

Amici miei (1975) - Gastone Moschin, Philippe Noiret, Adolfo Celi e Duilio Del Prete

Amici miei è un'opera crudelissima e scanzonata, cattiva come una beffa del Lasca e cupa come il racconto d'un filosofo pessimista

SEDOTTA E ABBANDONATA (1964) – Recensione di Giovanni Grazzini

Sedotta e abbandonata (1964) di Pietro Germi

di Giovanni Grazzini Con Sedotta e abbandonata gli affezionati spettatori di Divorzio all'italiana si ritrovano in una Sicilia dominata da un grottesco senso dell'onore, nuovamente si muovono in un clima cupo e afoso con bagliori terrificanti, in cui scoppiano feroci contrasti familiari, e per la seconda volta s'imbattono in una Stefania Sandrelli concupita da un focoso isolano. Simile la cornice,...

GEORGE CARLIN: BACK IN TOWN (1996) – Full transcript

George Carlin

Back in Town is George Carlin's 15th album and ninth HBO special. It was also released on CD on September 17, 1996. This was also his first of many performances at the Beacon Theater in New York City "Abortion" Why, why, why, why is it that most of the people who are against abortion are people you wouldn't want to fuck...

LOUIS C.K.: 2017 – Full transcript

Louis CK 2017 Netflix stand-up

Louis C.K. muses on abortion, religion, eternal love, giving dogs drugs, email fights, teachers and more in a live performance from Washington, D.C.

GEORGE CARLIN: JAMMING IN NEW YORK (1992) – Full Transcript

George Carlin - Jammin' In New York (1992)

Jammin' in New York is George Carlin's 14th album and eighth HBO special, recorded on April 24 and 25, 1992, at the Paramount Theater, on the grounds of Madison Square Garden in New York City. "Rockets and Penises in the Persian Gulf" Thank you and hello New York! Okay, it’s been a little while, it’s been a little while since I’ve...

GEORGE CARLIN: YOU ARE ALL DISEASED (1999) – Full Transcript

George Carlin

You Are All Diseased is the 16th album and 11th HBO live broadcast stand-up special by comedian George Carlin, recorded on February 6, 1999 at the Beacon Theater in New York City

FULL METAL JACKET: RECENSIONE DI FERNALDO DI GIAMMATTEO

Full Metal Jacket (1987) - Lee Ermey as Gny. Stg. Hartman

Saggio critico di Fernaldo Di Giammatteo su "Full Metal Jacket", pubblicato nel numero monografico su Stanley Kubrick della collana Il Castoro Cinema

JIM JEFFERIES ON GUN CONTROL [FULL TRANSCRIPT]

Jim Jefferies - Bare (2014)

Comedian Jim Jefferies breaks down the absurdity of America's obsession with guns in his Netflix special 'Bare'

ARANCIA MECCANICA – Analisi di Enrico Ghezzi, Il Castoro Cinema

A Clockwork Orange (1971) - Alex and his Droogs

Saggio critico di Enrico Ghezzi su "Arancia Meccanica", pubblicato nel numero monografico su Stanley Kubrick della collana Il Castoro Cinema

GEORGE CARLIN: COMPLAINTS AND GRIEVANCES (2001) Full Transcript

George Carlin - Complaints And Grievances (2001)

Full transcript of Complaints and Grievances, HBO comedy special by stand-up comedian George Carlin. It was recorded on November 17, 2001.

PHOTOGRAPHING STANLEY KUBRICK’S BARRY LYNDON

Barry Lyndon (1976) Stanley Kubrick (Right) on set

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 voracious curiosity, he has, since the late 1950s steadily risen toward the...

KUBRICK’S SHINING – REVIEW BY RICHARD T. JAMESON FOR “FILM COMMENT”

The Shining (1980) - Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson)

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 juncture of lake surface and the surrounding escarpment, glowing in...

LOLITA (1962): REVIEW BY ROBERT HATCH FOR ‘THE NATION’

Lolita (1962) - Sue Lyon (Dolores Haze - Lolita)

Sue Lyon makes Lolita a mirror of the popular culture and as alarming a harbinger of Western civilization's imminent collapse as I can remember.

IL BUONO, IL BRUTTO, IL CATTIVO di Marcello Garofalo

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) - Eli Wallach (Tuco) and Clint Eastwood (''Blondie'')

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 didascalia «il brutto». L’uomo fugge a cavallo, lasciando i sicari...

HISTORICISM IN “THE SHINING” by Fredric Jameson

The Shining (1980) Dick Halloran shows Wendy and Danny round the kitchens

Kubrick’s adaptation of King's novel, while it maintains elements necessary to cue the genre of the horror film, expands King’s work of popular entertainment into a thoroughly postmodern work of art.

REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS FORGOTTEN: THE SHINING

The Shining (1980) Stanley Kubrick

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 for Ku­brick something more than just a ready commercial property...

FAMILY LIFE AND LEISURE CULTURE IN “THE SHINING”

The Shining (1980) - Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and son Danny (Danny Lloyd)

A recent variation in the horror movie genre has been a series of films about middle class life in America in which the source of potential hazard is middle class life.

GENRE THEORY AND “THE SHINING”

The Shining (1980) Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance

Toward a Post-structural Influence in Film Genre Study: Intertextuality and The Shining. Essay by Walter Metz

1984: ORWELL, O DELL’ENERGIA VISIONARIA – Saggio di Umberto Eco

George Orwell at his typewriter

Il terribile libro di Orwell ha segnato il nostro tempo, gli ha fornito una immagine ossessiva, la minaccia di un millennio assai prossimo, e dicendo "quel giorno verrà..." ci ha impegnato tutti nell'attesa di quel giorno

EYES WIDE SHUT: WHAT THE CRITICS FAILED TO SEE IN KUBRICK’S LAST FILM

Eyes Wide Shut (1999) During the party, an older Hungarian man (Sky du Mont) tries to seduce Alice (Nicole Kidman)

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

Gangs of New York (2003) by Martin Scorsese

by Timothy J. Gilfoyle MARTIN SCORSESE, et al., Gangs of New York: Making the Movie. New York: Miramax Books, 2002, pp. 228, illustrations, $24.95 paper. HERBERT ASBURY, The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld. New York: Knopf, 1928, pp. xvii, 400; reprint, New York: Old Town Books, 1989; reprint, New York: Paragon House, 1990; reprint, New York:...

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI: UN MARXISTA A NEW YORK

Pier Paolo Pasolini

È a New York da dieci giorni, è venuto per il festival cinematografico, vi davano due dei suoi film. Sono proprio cu­riosa di saper se l’America piace a questo marxista con­vinto, a questo cristiano arrabbiato, insomma a Pasolini.

THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940) – Review by Dilys Powell

The Grapes of Wrath (1940) - Henry Fonda and Jane Darwell

by Dilys Powell The Grapes of Wrath is not just a film, not just a tragedy, not just a social indictment even; it is an experience; it is history unfolding like a terrible fungus; it is America. Not the cinema America; no lovely silk legs, no Civil War; not the vicious-naive underworld America of the gangster film either. This is...

THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940): THEMATIC EMPHASIS THROUGH VISUAL STYLE

The Grapes of Wrath (1940) - Pa Joad (Russell Simpson), Ma Joad (Jane Darwell) and Tom Joad (Henry Fonda)

by Vivian C. Sobchack Since its release in 1940, the film version of The Grapes of  Wrath has attracted enormous and enduring critical and popular attention.1 Yet, in some ways it has also remained a neglected film, a film obscured by the shadow of its illustrious parentage (John Ford out of John Steinbeck) and by its generic absorption into that...

APOCALYPSE NOW (1979): JOSEPH CONRAD AND THE TELEVISION WAR

Francis Ford Coppola discusses a scene with Marlon Brando on the set of Apocalypse Now

"The most important thing I wanted to do in the making of Apocalypse Now was to create a film experience that would give its audience a sense of the horror, the madness, the sensuousness, and the moral dilemma of the Vietnam war. "

SEX AND DR. STRANGELOVE

Peter Sellers as Dr Strangelove, a wheelchair bound ex-Nazi professor

This study will point out how Dr. Strangelove is a sex allegory: from foreplay to explosion in the mechanized world.

VLADIMIR NABOKOV: PLAYBOY INTERVIEW (1964)

Vladimir Nabokov

Few authors of this generation have sparked more controversy with a single book than a former Cornell University professor with the resoundingly Russian name of Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

L’ANNO DEL DRAGONE – Recensione di Gualtiero De Marinis per “Cineforum”

Year of The Dragon (1985)

C'è un patto di non aggressione tra la polizia e gli «anziani» della comunità cinese di Chinatown. Ma quando al posto dell'opimo William McKenna arriva l'agile Stanley White le cose cambiano.

FUORI ORARIO (1986) – Recensione di Franco La Polla per “Cineforum”

Griffin Dunne and Rosanna Arquette in After Hours, 1985

«Cambiano le regole. Quando si fanno le ore piccole è zona franca», dice il simpatico barista a Marcy e Paul, offrendo loro la consumazione, per divenire di lì a poco il burbero, inesorabile proprietario che impone al giovane l’ordinazione.

PAULINE KAEL ON OLIVER STONE’S PLATOON

Platoon (1986) - Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen and Tom Berenger

Pauline Kael reviews Oliver Stone's "Platoon". Published in "The New Yorker", January 12, 1987

RISORGIMENTO RIVOLUZIONARIO

L'imbarco dei Mille da Quarto, 1860, Gerolamo Induno

Dal 1831 al 1860 i rivoluzionari italiani tentarono una serie di insurrezioni spedizioni militari nella convinzione di suscitare una guerra di popolo: per lo più quei tentativi furono male organizzati e spesso si conclusero in tragedia; a volte ebbero invece un clamoroso successo che superò qualunque logica.

BEHIND THE SCENES OF “THE SHINING” WITH SCATMAN CROTHERS

The Shining - Scatman Crothers

"I wanted to play the part of Dick Halloran before I even knew that they were going to make the movie," says Scatman Crothers

LA RABBIA E L’ORGOGLIO – di Oriana Fallaci

Oriana Fallaci in New York

Articolo di Oriana Fallaci, apparso sul quotidiano Il Corriere della Sera il 29 settembre 2001 in seguito all'attacco alle Torri Gemelle dell'11 settembre 2001

25 LUGLIO 1943: MONTANELLI RACCONTA LA FINE DEL DUCE

Caduta del Fascismo - 26 luglio 1943 - Prima pagina - La-Stampa

Nel luglio 1943 la caduta di Mussolini e il crollo del regime che aveva tenuto in pugno l'Italia per 21 anni rappresentarono per molti italiani la fine di un incubo. Per altri, cresciuti nel mito dell'Impero e del «genio italico», fu una tragedia.

MARTIN SCORSESE: PLAYBOY INTERVIEW (1991)

Goodfellas - Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), Jimmy Conway (Robert De niro), Paul Cicero (Paul Sorvino) Martin Scorsese and Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci)

Martin Scorsese interviewed by David Rensin for Playboy magazine, April 1991

THE THREE FACES OF LOLITA, OR HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE ADAPTATION

Lolita (1962) - Sue Lyon (Dolores Haze - Lolita) and James Mason (Humbert Humbert)

Lolita’s path from novel to the Stanley Kubrick's and Adrian Lyne's film adaptations. Essay by Rebecca Bell-Metereau

FROM ‘TRAUMNOVELLE’ (1927) TO SCRIPT TO SCREEN—’EYES WIDE SHUT’ (1999)

Eyes Wide Shut (1999) - Victor Ziegler (Sidney Pollack) and William Harford (Tom Cruise)

Stanley Kubrick came very late in life to the screen adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler’s novella, though he had read it and been intrigued by it some thirty years earlier.

ARMY OF SHADOWS: PIÈCE DE RÉSISTANCE

Gerbier (Lino Ventura, left) and Felix (Paul Crauchet), discuss an imminent operation

Pierre Lhomme, recalls his work on "Army of Shadows", Jean-Pierre Melville's 1969 masterpiece about the French Resistance

ARANCIA MECCANICA – Recensione di Giovanni Grazzini

A Clockwork Orange - Alex

Giovanni Grazzini recensisce "Arancia Meccanica" di Stanley Kubrick. Corriere della Sera, 24 agosto 1972

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY – CATCHER IN THE MILKY-WAY

2001: A Space Odyssey - Frank Poole (Gary Lockwood)

Paul Schrader reviews Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey". Published in 'Spectacle', September 13, 1968

MATTATOIO N. 5 – Introduzione di Vincenzo Mantovani

A pile of bodies awaits cremation after the bombing of Dresden, 1945

Introduzione di Vincenzo Mantovani alla versione italiana Mondadori del romanzo di Kurt Vonnegut Jr. "Mattatoio N.5"

THE AGE OF INNOCENCE: DREAD AND DESIRE

The Age of Innocence (1993) Daniel Day-Lewis and Michelle Pfeiffer

Aching desire and repression and guilt collide in Scorsese’s version of Edith Wharton’s 'The Age of Innocence'

CUORE DI TENEBRA: INTRODUZIONE DI ROBERT HAMPSON

Joseph Conrad - Cuore di tenebra

Introduzione di Robert Hampson all'edizione Mondadori del romanzo di Joseph Conrad "Cuore di tenebra" (Heart of Darkness)

FURORE: IL TEMPO, LA SOCIETÀ

The Great Depression - Photo by Dorothea Lange

Introduzione alla versione italiana del romanzo "Furore" (The Grapes of Wrath) di John Steinbeck, pubblicato da Bompiani nel 1940

SENTINEL OF ETERNITY (1951) by Arthur C. Clarke

Sentinel of Eternity by Arthur C. Clarke - 1951 Spring Issue of “10 Story Fantasy”

Arthur C. Clarke's short story "Sentinel of Eternity", published in 1951 , which was used as a starting point for the novel and movie 2001: A Space Odyssey

MAO 1966-1996: IL VERO VOLTO DELLA RIVOLUZIONE CULTURALE CHE ILLUSE UNA GENERAZIONE

At a rally in Red Guard Square, provincial Party secretary and first Party secretary of Harbin Ren Zhongyi, after having his face smeared with black ink, is forced to wear a dunce cap and a placard around his neck with the accusatory label "black gang element" while standing on an unstable chair with his hands behind his back holding a string attached to the ill-fitting hat. Harbin, 26 August 1966

Uno sconvolgente dossier-verità sulla rivoluzione culturale, sul mito del maoismo e sulle illusioni di una generazione

THE ARTFUL PROPAGANDA OF FORD’S “THE GRAPES OF WRATH”

The Grapes of Wrath (1940) by John Ford - The cast

Athough audiences still want to see John Ford's "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940), it has been belittled by critics since the emergence of scholarly interest in American film in the 1960s.

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA: PLAYBOY INTERVIEW (1975)

Francis Ford Coppola on the set of The Godfather Part II (1974)

American director Francis Ford Coppola interviewed by William Murray for Playboy magazine, July 1975 issue

PATHS OF GLORY – Review by Bosley Crowther

Paths of Glory (1957) Colonel Dax.jpg

To a certain extent, this forthright picture has the impact of hard reality, mainly because its frank avowal of agonizing, uncompensated injustice is pursued to the bitter, tragic end.

PATHS OF GLORY – Review by Dilys Powell

Paths of Glory (1957) Colonel Dax inspects his men before assaulting the Anthil

Paths of Glory is the work of a brilliant young professional who is easing himself into the more difficult teaches of his job.

KUBRICK: LA GUERRA E LA STORIA

Paths of Glory (1957) Kirk Douglas as Colonel Dax

Il film di Kubrick "Paths of Glory" visto nel contesto della cinematografia più critica verso la Grande Guerra

COBB AND KUBRICK: AUTHOR AND AUTEUR: (PATHS OF GLORY AS NOVEL AND FILM)

Paths of Glory (1957) Assault on German positions

Not the least of the virtues of Stanley Kubrick’s movie version of Paths of Glory is that it has been a chief help in rescuing Humphrey Cobb’s 1935 novel— now appearing, as they say, on your neighborhood book-stand.

1848: LA RIVOLUZIONE MANCATA

Carlo Stragliati Milano 1868-1925, Episodio delle Cinque Giornate, Milano, Museo del Risorgimento [Particolare]

Gianluca Formichi racconta il biennio della rivoluzione nazionale italiana conclusosi il 25 agosto 1849 con la resa di Venezia, ultimo baluardo della rivoluzione. Pubblicato su "Storia e Dossier", luglio-agosto 1995

DR. STRANGELOVE: NIGHTMARE COMEDY AND THE IDEOLOGY OF LIBERAL CONSENSUS

Dr. Strangelove- General Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden)

by Charles Maland DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB (Stanley Kubrick, 1964) is one of the most fascinating and important American films of the 1960s. As a sensitive artistic response to its age, the film presents a moral protest of revulsion against the dominant cultural paradigm in America—what Geoffrey Hodgson has termed...

EYES WIDE SHUT: STANLEY, TOM AND NICOLE—THREE OF A KIND

Eyes Wide Shut - Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, and Stanley Kubrick during a break in shoot on the set

Tom and Nicole tell how they succumbed to Stanley Kubrick's obsession—and his charm

EYES WIDE SHUT: ALL EYES ON THEM – Review by Richard Schickel

Eyes Wide Shut (1999) - Tom Cruise (William Harford)

The theme is sexual obsession. The stars are Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. The director is Stanley Kubrick. Who could look anywhere else?

ARANCIA MECCANICA: ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN

A Clockwork Orange - Alex in the record shop where he picks up two young women

E se "Arancia meccanica" fosse il primo metafilm di tutto il cinema postmoderno? Saggio di Marcello Walter Bruno

ARANCIA MECCANICA E LOLITA: KUBRICK REPLAY

A Clockwork Orange - Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell)

Le riedizioni di Lolita e di Arancia Meccanica: il cinema come "magnifica ossessione", la componente ludica della violenza in una messa in scena "assoluta" delle nostre pulsioni e illusioni culturali.

DR. STRANGELOVE – Review by Bosley Crowther

Dr. Stangelove - Peter Sellers as Dr. Strangelove

Stanley Kubrick's new film, called Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, is beyond any question the most shattering sick joke I've ever come across.

FULL METAL KUBRICK – UN DOSSIER PROVVISORIO di Paolo Cherchi Usai

Full Metal Jacket - Animal Mother and Joker take cover from the sniper's intense fire

Full Metal Jacket (1987) di Stanley Kubrick. Recensione di Paolo Cherchi Usai, in "Segnocinema", n. 31, 1988

FULL METAL JACKET: KUBRICK’S ULTERIOR WAR

Full Metal Jacket - Seven-six-two millimeter, full metal jacket

Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket" review published in Film Comment, September/October 1998. By Robert Castle and Stephen Donatelli

EYES WIDE SHUT: KUBRICK CASTS A RIVETING SPELL

Eyes Wide Shut (1999) - Tom Cruise as Dr. Bill Harford

Unquestionably one of the most highly anticipated films of modern times due to its high-powered talent combo, protracted and secrecy-enshrouded shoot, rumored racy content

FULL METAL JACKET: PONDEROSO – Review by Pauline Kael

Full Metal Jacket (1987) - Under sniper's fire

Chances are that when Stanley Kubrick’s Vietnam film Full Metal Jacket is at midpoint a lot of moviegoers will be asking themselves what it’s going to be about, and when it’s over they still won’t know.

I CANCELLI DEL CIELO: RECENSIONE DI “SEGNO CINEMA”

Heaven's Gate (1980) Isabelle Huppert and Kris Kristofferson

I cancelli del cielo si aprono sull’inferno. Il film è il crack economico più disastroso di tutti i tempi e gode di un efferato ostracismo critico indigeno

IL CACCIATORE – Recensione di Morando Morandini

The Deer Hunter - "You want to play games? I'll play your game."

Morando Morandini recensisce "Il cacciatore" di Michael Cimino

THE DEER HUNTER: “THE NEW YORK TIMES” REVIEW

The Deer Hunter (1978) - Michael (Robert De Niro) hunts and kills a deer.jpg

Vincent Canby reviews Michael Cimino's "The Deer Hunter" for The New York Times, December 15, 1978

GANGS OF NEW YORK: AMERICA OF SCORSESE

Gangs of New York (2002) Bill ''The Butcher'' Cutting (Daniel Day-Lewis) and Amsterdam Vallon (Leonardo Di Caprio)

Gangs of New York (2002) di M. Scorsese. Contributi critici di F. La Polla, F. Cattaneo, E. Morreale, A.G. Mancino e A. Piccardi. Cineforum 423, marzo 2003

IL PIANISTA (2002) – Recensione Cineforum

The Pianist (2002) by Roman Polansk - Adrien Brody (Władysław Szpilman) and Thomas Kretschmann (Captain Wilm Hosenfeld)

Contributi critici di Emanuela Martini e Francesco Cattaneo. In "Cineforum" 421, gennaio 2003

IL SIGNORE DEGLI ANELLI: LE DUE TORRI – IL CREPUSCOLO DEGLI EROI

Frodo and Sam continue their journey towards Mordor to destroy the One Ring, meeting and joined by Gollum

Nella Terra di Mezzo, il Male sta dilagando; le sue schiere si rafforzano e si infittiscono, mentre il minuscolo esercito del Bene è disperso e confuso.

A.I. INTELLIGENZA ARTIFICIALE: UN MONDO SENZA PIETÀ – Speciale Cineforum

AI - Artificial Intelligence - Jude Law (Gigolò Joe) and Haley Joel Osment (David)

"A.I." delinea l'immagine di un mondo (futuro?) in cui "nascere" robot aiuta forse a capire, ma non a sconfiggere il destino di solitudine e silenzio che incombe sulla specie umana

SREBRENICA DIECI ANNI DOPO

[Left] Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) woman Ferida Osmanovic hanging from a tree after the fall of Srebrenica. [Right] Kozluk Mass Grave

11 luglio 1995: i soldati serbobosniaci uccidono settemila uomini e ragazzi musulmani. La storia di Fatima e Damir. E di una fotografia che sconvolse il mondo

UOMINI CONTRO: RECENSIONI ITALIANE

Uomini Contro (1970)

Con contributi di Giovanni Grazzini (Il Corriere della Sera), Calisto Cosulich (ABC), Onorato Orsini (La Notte), Ugo Casiraghi (l’Unità)

RETAKE: THE FILMS OF ABBAS KIAROSTAMI

Hossein Sabzian, the hero of Abbas Kiarostami's film Close-Up (1990)

Rereading articles in 'Positif' on Iranian cinema recalls opportunely that the appearance on the international scene of Abbas Kiarostami was not without precedence: the soil of Iran was already cinematographically fertile

FULL METAL JACKET: PAINT IT BLACK

Full Metal Jacket - Joker (Matthew Modine) and Rafterman (Kevyn Major Howard) are approached by a Vietnamese hooker (Papillon Soo Soo)

Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket (1987) presents a very different vision of the Vietnam War, one with enhanced perspective.

L’ANNO DEL DRAGONE: RECENSIONE DI ‘SEGNO CINEMA’

Year of the Dragon - Mickey Rourke (Capt. Stanley White) confronts John Lone (Joey Tai)

Cimino fa sollevare le comunità cinesi d’America per la sua ritrattistica di una mafia gialla che tesaurizza tutta l’iconografia hollywoodiana in materia, da Fu Manchu in poi

THE RIGHT PLACE: INTERVISTA A MICHAEL CIMINO

Year of the Dragon - Restaurant Shoot-out

Intervista a Michael Cimino realizzata da Marc Chevrie, Jean Narboni e Vincent Ostria, Cahiers du Cinéma n. 377

ARANCIA MECCANICA (RIEDIZIONE, 1998) – Recensioni italiane

A Clockwork Orange - Alex's Droogs

Raccolta di recensioni italiane pubblicate in occasione della riedizione del film di Stanley Kubrick 'Arancia meccanica' nel 1998

THE SHINING: Review by Robert Hatch for “The Nation”

Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) attacks with an axe the door of the bathroom inside which his wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) is trapped

I am not certain what it means to call Stanley Kubrick's The Shining "the first epic horror film," as the ads are quoting Jack Kroll of Newsweek, but surely it is one of the strangest of them.

FULL METAL JACKET: Review by Terrence Rafferty for “The Nation”

Full Metal Jacket - Private Joker (Matthew Modine) with his M14 Rifle in bed

Full Metal Jacket certainly isn’t what we expect a Vietnam movie to be. Then again, it’s only secondarily a movie about the war. First and foremost, this is a Kubrick movie

ROBIN WILLIAMS: PLAYBOY INTERVIEW (1992)

Robin Williams

In 1992, the actor-comedian revealed the wonderful agony of stand-up, the perils of a life in Hollywood, and manic temptations that came with his Oscar-nominated gifts

EYES WIDE SHUT: L’ULTIMA LUCCICANZA DI KUBRICK

Eyes Wide Shut - Nicole Kidman (Alice)

Recensioni di 'Eyes Wide Shut' pubblicate sulla rivista Duel, n.74, Ottobre 1999. Contributi critici di Ezio Alberone, Gianni Canova e Mario Sesti

STANLEY KUBRICK RAPS

Stanley Kubrick on set

Interviewer Charlie Kohler met with Kubrick in an MGM conference room surrounded by posters and stills from 2001. Kubrick was eager to discuss his new film.

BODIES IN SPACE: FILM AS CARNAL KNOWLEDGE

2001 A Space Odyssey - The Star Child looking at the Earth

Annette Michelson in her famous 1969 essay, Bodies in Space: Film as 'Carnal Knowledge' in which she explored the phenomenal impact of 2001: A Space Odyssey

BONNIE E CLYDE: DUE FIGLI DELL’AMERICA DEPRESSA

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow (circa 1933)

Bonnie e Clyde, la coppia di amanti-rapinatori come simbolo di atteggiamenti d'istintiva ribellione a una società di tipo convenzionale

TODD MCCARTHY ON ‘SERGEANT YORK’ (1941)

Sergeant York (1941) by Howard Hawks - Gary Cooper (right) as Alvin York

Todd McCarthy on Howard Hawk's movie "Sergeant York" (1941), the story of Alvin C. York, one of the most decorated soldiers in American history

2001: ODISSEA NELLO SPAZIO – Analisi di Enrico Ghezzi, Il Castoro Cinema

2001: A Space Odyssey

Il 1968 fu un anno memorabile. Il primo Giro vinto da Eddy Merckx, Beamon che a Città del Messico salta 8,90 in lungo, il Maggio, Praga. Inoltre, esce 2001: Odissea nello spazio

PAULINE KAEL ON ‘2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY’

2001 A Space Odyssey - Bowman inside the bedroom decorated in a palatial, 1700s French baroque (Louis XVI) style

Kubrick literally learned to stop worrying and love the bomb; he’s become his own butt—the Herman Kahn of extraterrestrial games theory

BONNIE AND CLYDE: REVIEW BY PAULINE KAEL

Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde

How do you make a good movie in this country without being jumped on? Bonnie and Clyde is the most excitingly American American movie since The Manchurian Candidate.

BEHIND THE CAMERAS ON “THE SHINING”

[Left] John Alcott and Stanley Kubrick on the set of The Shining. [Right] Kubrick with Garrett Brown and the Steadicam

August 1980 issue of American Cinematographer magazine, including an interview with John Alcott and an article on the use of Garrett Brown’s invention, the steadicam, in The Shining.

SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE: REVIEW BY MICHAEL CRICHTON

Bombing of Dresden in World War II

In 1969, a then relatively unknown Michael Crichton reviewed Kurt Vonnegut's latest novel, "Slaughterhouse Five". In an ambivalent take, Crichton called it "hideous, ghastly, murderous—and calm."

FULL METAL JACKET: L’OSSESSIONE SENZA FINE DELLA GUERRA IN VIETNAM

Full Metal Jacket - Private Pyle & the Jelly Doughnut

Forse l'America ha trovato il sistema per esorcizzare una guerra dolorosamente perduta: basta continuare a combatterla al cinema, all'infinito.

FULL METAL JACKET: KUBRICK E I ‘MINISTRI DI MORTE’

Full Metal Jacket - Animal Mother (Adam Baldwin)

Tullio Kezich recensisce il nuovo film di Stanley Kubrick "Full Metal Jacket". Pubblicato in La Repubblica, 10 ottobre 1987

EFFETTO “SHINING”: TECNICA ED ESPRESSIONE DELL’ULTIMO KUBRICK

The Shining - Danny Torrance (Danny Lloyd) and the Grady daughters (Lisa and Louise Burns)

Saggio di di Paolo Cherchi Usai. “Segnocinema”, 1981, n. 1

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA: AN OFFER HE COULDN’T REFUSE

Francis Ford Coppola on the set of The Godfather Part III, 1991

Francis Ford Coppola on 'The Godfather Part III. Interview by Ana Maria Bahiana for CINEMA Papers

CALLIE KHOURI: SCRIPTING THELMA & LOUISE

Callie Khouri and a scene from Ridley Scott's 'Thelma & Louise'

Interview by Ana Maria Bahiana. In a town like LA, where everybody from your valet parker to your dentist seems to be writing a screenplay with dreams of wealth and glory on their minds, Callie Khouri is a strange, notable exception.

MARTIN SCORSESE: GANGSTER AND PRIEST

The boys Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), Jimmy Conway (Robert De niro), Paul Cicero (Paul Sorvino) and Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci). Publicity still for Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas.

Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas: Interview by Ana Maria Bahiana and Afterword by Raffaele Caputo. From CINEMA Papers, December 1990

VIEW FLAWS DON’T DIM ‘THE SHINING’ by Janet Maslin

The Shining (1980) Danny plays in the corridors of the Overlook Hotel

Stanley Kubrick, once again leaves his audiences asking a familiar question: How can anyone make a film so fastidiously beautiful and still leave so many loose ends?

THE SHINING: Review by Janet Maslin for the New York Times

The Shining - Danny riding his tricycle down the hallway in the Overlook

The Shining, Stanley Kubrick's spellbinding foray into the realm of the horror film, is at its most gloriously diabolical as Jack and Wendy Torrance take the grand tour.

EYES WIDE SHUT E VERTIGO: EROTISMO, MORTE E METAFISICA IN KUBRICK E HITCHCOCK

Vertigo (1958) - The tower sequence

Eyes Wide Shut (1999), capolavoro postumo di Stanley Kubrick, condivide con Vertigo (1958), di Alfred Hitchcock, non solo le linee tematiche di sviluppo, ma anche quelle linguistiche e strutturali.

EYES WIDE SHUT: KUBRICK SE NE VA LASCIANDOCI L’ENIGMA

Eyes Wide Shut - Victor Ziegler (Sidney Pollack) and William Harford (Tom Cruise)

Porteremo a lungo nella memoria l’enigma di questo film, che è come una dolce e vaga serata d’addio di un nostro misterioso amico settantunenne, che ci ha lasciato per sempre senza svelarci quasi nessuno dei suoi segreti.

2001: A PHILOSOPHICAL ODYSSEY

2001: A Space Odyssey - The monolith

In 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) we are invited by director Stanley Kubrick to experience a mesmerizing yet also alienating form of sensory liberation, as paradoxical as such an experience may at first sound.

BLADE RUNNER: RECENSIONE DI GIOVANNI GRAZZINI

Blade Runner, Deckard (Harrison Ford) pursues Replicant, Zhora (Joanna Cassidy) through the crowded streets of a hellishly dystopian future Los Angeles

Uno dei più clamorosi film di fantascienza che si siano visti negli ultimi anni, una delle più sgomentevoli profezie sull'imminente medioevo, uno dei frutti più maturi del cinema spettacolare.

C’ERA UNA VOLTA IN AMERICA: LEONE E LA MEMORIA – di Piera Detassis

Once upon a time in America - The gang watches Noodles being arrested and taken away by the police

L'operazione dei distributori americani di tagliare e rimontare cronologicamente il film di Sergio Leone, C’era una volta in America, è un atto di violenza che riduce in polvere, cancellandolo, il cuore narrativo stesso di questo film

GEORGE CARLIN: LIFE IS WORTH LOSING (2006) – Full transcript

George Carlin - Life Is Worth Losing

George Carlin returns to the stage in Life is Worth Losing, his 13th live comedy stand-up special, performed at the Beacon Theatre in New York City for HBO

BLADE RUNNER: BABY, THE RAIN MUST FALL – Review by Pauline Kael

Deckard (Harrison Ford) and Replicant Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) in the Ridley Scott film Blade Runner

Blade Runner doesn’t engage you directly; it forces passivity on you. It sets you down in this lopsided maze of a city, with its post-human feeling, and keeps you persuaded that something bad is about to happen.

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI: THE PLAYBOY INTERVIEW (1967)

Michelangelo Antonioni

As the creator of such meticulously crafted and psychologically penetrating films as L‘Avventura, Red Desert and Blow-Up, 55-year-old Michelangelo Antonioni has earned a lofty but controversial niche among cinematic chroniclers of the problems that beset modern man.

APOCALYPSE NOW – Review by Vincent Canby [The New York Times]

Apocalypse Now - The Photojournalist (Dennis Hopper), Captain Benjamin L. Willard (Martin Sheen) and Jay 'Chef' Hicks (Frederic Forrest)

Francis Coppola's Apocalypse Now lives up to its grand title, disclosing not only the various faces of war but also the contradictions between excitement and boredom, terror and pity, brutality and beauty.

UNA TENEBRA INCOMPIUTA: CONRAD RIPRODOTTO

Apocalypse Now - Colonel Walter E. Kurtz, portrayed by Marlon Brando

Apocalypse Now come segno della divisione fra il moderno e il postmoderno. Saggio di Francesco Binni

THE CHAIN NEVER STOPS: A SPECIAL REPORT FROM INSIDE THE USA’S SLAUGHTERHOUSES

Eric Schlosser

Thousands of meatpacking workers suffer crippling injuries each year. A special report from inside the nation's slaughterhouses.

CARNE DA MACELLO: INCHIESTA DI ERIC SCHLOSSER

Eric Schlosser

Nei mattatoi degli Stati Uniti la produzione non si ferma mai. Inchiesta sul lavoro più pericoloso d’America

ROMA-LIVERPOOL, 30 MAGGIO 1984: LE PAGINE DI “REPUBBLICA”

Coppa dei Campioni 1984, Liverpool-Roma, il gol di Roberto Pruzzo

Finale della Coppa dei Campioni 1984, Roma-Liverpool raccontata nelle pagine del quotidiano la Repubblica

CUORE DI TENEBRA: INTRODUZIONE DI FRANCESCO BINNI

Joseph Conrad - Heart of Darkness - Illustration

Joseph Conrad, Cuore di tenebra, introduzione di Francesco Binni, traduzione di Luisa Saraval, Milano, Garzanti, 2002

DESERTO ROSSO: RECENSIONE DI GIOVANNI GRAZZINI

Red Desert (1964) by Michelangelo Antonioni - Monica Vitti

È il male del secolo, tutti ne siamo affetti. Matti incurabili, l'unico conforto ci viene dal tenere per mano un bambino e dall'avere coscienza della nostra condizione. La colpa di tutto? Innanzi tutto, della civiltà industriale.

CUORE DI TENEBRA: L’ANGELO NERO

Old Belgian river station on the Congo River, 1889

Di Cuore di Tenebra la Linea d'ombra rappresenta idealmente l'antecedente immediato, anche se è stata scritta diciott'anni circa dopo l'altro racconto.

FRANCIS COPPOLA: THE ROLLING STONE INTERVIEW (1982)

Francis Ford Coppola on set

The director discusses his new movie — One from the Heart — and his bold vision for the future of filmmaking

MARIO MONICELLI: «BASTA CON QUESTE BUFFONATE!»

Mario Monicelli

Orio Caldiron intervista Mario Monicelli, l'inventore della commedia all'italiana, prima bistrattata e poi rivalutata

ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA: REVIEW BY “CINEMA PAPERS”

Once Upon a Time in America - The boys' gang roams the streets of the Lower East side of New York in the 1920s

Much of the confusion about "Once Upon a Time in America" stems from a certain critical inability to understand why the film is structured the way it is, and why Leone chooses to conclude the fiction with such a supposedly enigmatic scene.

ENNIO MORRICONE: INTERVIEW (1984)

Sergio Leone con Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone has written some of the cinema's most- recognizable and best-loved film scores including the recent Sergio Leone's "Once Upon a Time in America". Here he is inter­viewed by Sue Adler.

ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA: THE NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW

Once Upon a Time in America - Bugsy shoots little Dominic

A lazily hallucinatory epic that means to encapsulate approximately 50 years of American social history into a single film

C’ERA UNA VOLTA IN AMERICA: Recensione di Giovanni Grazzini

Once Upon a Time in America - Robert De Niro (Noodles) and director Sergio Leone

Recensione del film di Sergio Leone "C'era una volta in America", a cura di Giovanni Grazzini, Il Corriere della Sera, 21 maggio 1984

L’ISOLA IN PRIMA LINEA

Breda 65

Durante la guerra di Spagna la Sardegna svolse un ruolo rilevante come base aerea e navale

C’ERA UNA VOLTA IN AMERICA: ODIOSO SUBLIME LEONE

Once Upon a Time in America - Noodles (Robert De Niro)

Tullio Kezich recensisce dal Festival di Cannes il film di Sergio Leone "C'era una volta in America"

2001: ODISSEA NELLO SPAZIO – Recensione di Giovanni Grazzini

2001 A Space Odyssey - 005

Non siamo soli nell'universo. Per convincercene, e umiliare il nostro orgoglio, Stanley Kubrick ha scritto e diretto il più clamoroso e agghiacciante film di fantascienza, o come lui dice, di "prescienza", che sinora sia apparso sugli schermi del sistema solare.

CAPOTE (2005): A SANGUE FREDDO

Capote - Philip Seymour Hoffman

Quando Philip Seymour Hoffman sale sul palco del teatro Walter Reade, a Manhattan, sono appena passati i titoli di coda di Capote, il film che potrebbe valergli l’Oscar 2005 per il migliore interprete maschile.

TAKESHI KITANO: ARTISTA A DUE FACCE

Takeshi Kitano - Photo by L. Carême

È uno dei registi giapponesi più amati del mondo. Ma nel suo paese si fa chiamare Beat Takeshi ed è il re della tv spazzatura

IL CASTELLO ERRANTE DI HOWL: MIYAZAKI LIBERA TUTTI

Howl's Moving Castle

Il 9 settembre esce in Italia Il castello errante di Howl del regista giapponese Hayao Miyazaki. Che anche questa volta assegna all’immaginazione dei bambini il compito di salvare il mondo

MEMORIE DI GUERRA

David Seymour - Boys play in bombed-out buildings. Vienna, Austria. 1948

“Per tutto quel periodo non ho fatto che sognare le scarpe. Come ottenerle? Che fare per procurarmele?”. Sessantanni fa finiva la seconda guerra mondiale. Il ricordo di Ryszard Kapuscinski

HO VISTO L’INFERNO

New York September 11 2001 Attacks - Debris-covered streets near the World Trade Center towers

Lo scrittore spagnolo Antonio Muñoz Molina era nel centro di New York l’11 settembre. Ecco la sua testimonianza sui primi istanti della tragedia

FULL METAL JACKET: CYNIC’S CHOICE

Gny. Stg. Hartman (Lee Ermey) harangues platoon members in the barracks

September 1987 issue of American Cinematographer, detailing the making of Stanley Kubrick's film 'Full Metal Jacket'.

PLATOON: Review by Terrence Rafferty for “The Nation”

Platoon - Charlie Sheen

Oliver Stone’s Platoon, about a group of American infantrymen in Vietnam between 1967 and 1968, is the first Hollywood film about this country’s Southeast Asian adventure that’s just a war movie

FIDEL CASTRO: Dagli archivi del “Corriere”

Fidel Castro

L'avventura politica di Fidel Castro raccontata nelle pagine del Corriere della Sera

FULL METAL JACKET: REMOTE CONTROL

Full Metal Jacket - The unit under sniper fire

Review of Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket", by Terrence Rafferty, in Sight and Sound, Autumn 1987

STANLEY KUBRICK: QUEST FOR PERFECTION

Stanley Kubrick on set

Stanley Kubrick’s cinematic collaborators recall the man and his very unique methods

EYES WIDE SHUT: A SWORD IN BED

Eyes Wide Shut - Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise

Cinematographer Larry Smith helps Stanley Kubrick craft a unique look for Eyes Wide Shut, a dreamlike coda to the director’s brilliant career

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE: THE OLD ULTRA-VIOLENCE

A Clockwork Orange - Ludovico technique

Director Stanley Kubrick lent a learned eye to A Clockwork Orange, enlisting lighting cameraman John Alcott, BSC to help create a bleak dystopian futurescape

FIDEL CASTRO SECONDO LE GRANDI FIRME DEL “CORRIERE DELLA SERA”

Fidel Castro

Raccolta di articoli su Fidel Castro pubblicati dalle grandi firme del Corriere della Sera

PAUL SCHRADER ON TAXI DRIVER

Paul Schrader, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro on the set of Taxi Driver

In this extract from Schrader on Schrader, a collection of interviews and essays, screenwriter Paul Schrader tells Kevin Jackson about the genesis of Travis Bickle, working with Martin Scorsese and the link between the Coppertone advert and Crime and Punishment

SARDEGNA 1943: TERRORE DAL CIELO

14 maggio 1943; "fortezze volanti" e P38 "Lightning" si accaniscono contro Olbia. Nella foto, il municipio centrato in pieno dalle bombe

Tra febbraio e settembre del 1943, molti piccoli centri sardi furono attaccati dall’aviazione alleata

VIDDY WELL, LITTLE BROTHER!

A Clockwork Orange - The scene of the rape of the author's wife

A Clockwork Orange by Tony Parsons A Clockwork Orange was like seeing your little life blown up and put on the big screen. It took all the consolations of being a teenager in Britain in the early 70s — the tribal identity, the comfort of friendship, the mindless intoxication — and made them mythic, monumental, glorious. When the film was released...

CAMPANE A MORTO

Il desolante aspetto di via Roma nel 1944

Dopo il dramma dei bombardamenti, l’avvocato cagliaritano Giuseppe Musio annunciò nel quotidiano sassarese “L’Isola” la definitiva scomparsa della sua città

GERTRUD DI CARL THEODOR DREYER

Gertrud by Carl Theodor Dreyer

Giovanni Grazzini recensisce per il Corriere della Sera il film "Gertrud" di Carl Theodor Dreyer

LA PIÙ BELLA DEL MONDO

Copertina del Guerin Sportivo n. 28 del 1982 che celebra il successo italiano in Spagna

Nel trionfo degli azzurri al «Mundial 82» (il primo dell'era moderna) si mescolano varie componenti: atletiche, tecniche e tattiche, ma soprattutto una virtù di comportamento che ci ha reso la squadra più ammirata

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI: IL VANGELO SECONDO MATTEO – Recensione di Giovanni Grazzini

Il Vangelo secondo Matteo - Enrique Irazoqui in una scena del film

A ogni altra considerazione sul film che Pasolini ha tratto dal Vangelo secondo Matteo bisogna avanzare una premessa: l'azzardo ha avuto già il suo premio nel coraggio, nella buona fede, nella rigorosa aderenza al testo sacro.

ELSA MORANTE E L’ISOLA DI ARTURO

Elsa Morante

Sergio Saviane incontra Elsa Morante

KUBRICK AND ‘THE SHINING’

The Shining - Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) in the hedge maze

P.L. Titterington discusses the evolution of Kubrick’s style and the language of his ideas.

IL SETTECENTO DI BARRY LYNDON E DI 2001: ODISSEA NELLO SPAZIO

2001: A Space Odyssey

Avvisaglie della fine impossibile di Francesco Cattaneo «...è l'individuo tale quale, elementare e tortuoso, vomitato dal Caos in piena Versailles". E.M. Cioran (1). «La luce è tenebra quando è solo luce» Franco Rella (2). Una delle immagini più vulgate del Settecento è sine dubio quella afferente alla formula kantiana secondo cui «l'Illumi­nismo è l'uscita dell'uomo dallo stato di minorità che egli deve imputare...

2001: ODISSEA NELLO SPAZIO: Recensione di Fernaldo di Giammatteo

2001 A Space Odyssey

Il caso di 2001: A Space Odyssey, film di enorme successo e di enorme sfortuna, è uno dei più clamorosi. Tanti furono i sofismi che ne accolsero l’uscita da indurre lo stesso Stanley Kubrick a fornire, un poco infastidito, la sua semplice spiegazione

A SKELETON KEY TO 2001

2001: A Space Odyssey - The hominid grabs a large bone and begins pounding the ground and other bones around him

The young cult for Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey now has its HolyWrit. The second 70 mm. release of the movie was accompanied by a collection entitled The Making of Kubrick's '2001' and edited, with the cooperation of the director, by Jerome Agel.

MARIO MONICELLI: IL MIO CINEMA FRA MUSSOLINI, SORDI E GORBACËV

Mario Monicelli dietro la macchina da presa

E' stato uno dei più grandi registi italiani di tutti i tempi. Qui ripercorre la sua vita in un racconto intensissimo e divertente, amaro e surreale. Proprio come le sue commedie.

THE SHINING: RESIDENT PHANTOMS

Hit the road: Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) drives his wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and son Danny Danny Lloyd) to their long winter at the Overlook Hotel

Jonathan Romney looks for clues to Stanley Kubrick’s themes in The Shining’s Overlook Hotel (Sight and Sound, September 1999)

EYES WITHOUT A FACE

Eyes Wide Shut - ... We should be grateful...

Eyes Wide Shut movie review by Charles Whitehouse, Sight and Sound, September 1999

IL PREZZO DELLA VITTORIA

Franco decora un soldato italiano (Madrid, 1939)

Gli italiani alla guerra di Spagna. Di John F. Coverdale

ROBERT BRESSON: THE POETRY OF PRECISION

Robert Bresson

Robert Bresson interview with Michel Ciment for American Film, October 1983

SUSAN SONTAG: THE ROLLING STONE INTERVIEW

Susan Sontag (1979)

The writer reflects on her bout with cancer, the fundamentals of love, and her "desert childhood" by Jonathan Cott The only possible metaphor one may conceive of for the life of the mind,'' wrote the late political scientist Hannah Arendt, ''is the sensation of being alive. Without the breath of life, the human body is a corpse; without thinking, the human...

TRUMAN CAPOTE – PLAYBOY INTERVIEW

Truman Capote

“Wealthy Farmer, Three of Family Slain: H.W. Clutter, Wife and Two Children Are Found Shot in Kansas Home.” The UPI dispatch below this headline, buried in the back pages of the November 15, 1959, New York Times,had an electrifying effect on novelist Truman Capote.

‘2001’ IS UP, UP AND AWAY: KUBRICK’S ODYSSEY IN SPACE BEGINS RUN

2001: A Space Odissey

2001: A Space Odyssey, a film in which infinite care, intelligence, patience, imagination and Cinerama have been devoted to what looks like the apotheosis of the fantasy of a precocious, early nineteen-fifties city boy.

LOLITA (1962) – Review by Dilys Powell

Lolita - Peter Sellers and Shelley Winters

See the film twice within the space of five days: the test is severe, especially when the original from which the piece is drawn is already familiar...

QUEL GIORNO DA INFARTO A TORINO CON LA JUVE

Torino, 15 marzo 1970. Juventus - Cagliari. La sequenza del primo gol di Riva

Juventus - Cagliari, una partita drammatica ricostruita attraverso la testimonianza del medico sociale del Cagliari dello scudetto, il dottor Augusto Frongia

THE MOST BRILLIANT SCI-FI MIND ON ANY PLANET: PHILIP K. DICK

Philip K. Dick

Profile of Philip K. Dick by Paul Williams published in the November 6, 1975 edition of Rolling Stone magazine

KUBRICK COUNTRY – Interview by Penelope Houston

A Clockwork Orange Stanley Kubrick Behind the Scenes

Kubrick Country by Penelope Houston, an interview on A Clockwork Orange, Saturday Review, 25 December 1971

GEORGE CARLIN: IT’S BAD FOR YA (2008) Full transcript

George Carlin - It's bad for ya

Full transcript of It's Bad for Ya, final HBO comedy special by stand-up comedian George Carlin. It was televised live on March 1, 2008 on HBO.

GEORGE CARLIN: PLAYBOY INTERVIEW

George Carlin

Sam Merrill interviews George Carlin for Playboy magazine in 1982

PHILIP K. DICK ON ‘BLADE RUNNER’

Philip K. Dick

With unflinching honesty, the author of "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" discusses its cinematic adaptation and the shock of reading the original screenplay, which made him think that he had died and been condemned to eternal torture.

FULL METAL JACKET Recensione di Giovanni Grazzini

Full Metal Jacket - Pyle (Vincent D'Onofrio)

di Giovanni Grazzini Il tempo passa ma Kubrick non cambia idea: fra tutte le maniere di morire la guerra continua a sembrargli la più cretina. A trent'anni esatti dal suo Orizzonti di gloria, che resta un pilastro del cinema antimilitarista, e a una ventina da Stranamore, eccolo ancora sparare a zero contro chi scatena l'istinto omicida dell'uomo. Per esempio contro...

MEMORY’S ORBIT: EYES WIDE SHUT

Eyes Wide Shut

Mixing memoir and cultural criticism, Joseph Natoli examines Stanley Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut"

MALE BONDING, HOLLYWOOD ORIENTALISM, AND THE REPRESSION OF THE FEMININE IN KUBRICK’S FULL METAL JACKET

Full Metal Jacket

Susan White investigates the problem of gender in Kubrick’s "Full Metal Jacket"

CIRCULAR MISADVENTURES: STANLEY KUBRICK’S A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

A Clockwork Orange - Alex (Malcolm McDowell)

The title of Stanley Kubrick's latest film, "A Clockwork Orange", alludes in two different ways to something circular or spherical that is closed on itself and spins. By Jean-Loup Bourget

MYTHMAKING IN KUBRICK AND FELLINI

Stanley Kubrick and Federico Fellini

Irving Singer compares Kubrickean and Homeric epics and analyzes in depth the self-referential mythmaking of Federico Fellini in many of his movies, including 8½

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MEL

The Passion of the Christ - Jim Caviezel and Mel Gibson

Christopher Hitchens reviews for Vanity Fair Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ"

ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA – Reviewed at Cannes Festival

Once upon a time in America

Sergio Leone's "Once upon a time in America" reviewed at the Cannes film Festival by Todd McCarthy for "Variety"

FERENC SÁNTA, AZ ÖTÖDIK PECSÉT (THE FIFTH SEAL; 1963)

Ferenc Sánta, Az ötödik pecsét

Ferenc Sánta’s novel Az otodik pecsét (The Fifth Seal; 1963) thematizes individual moral responsibility during a war

FULL METAL JACKET Review by Todd McCarthy

FULL METAL JACKET 1987 DIRECTED BY STANLEY KUBRICK Vincent d'Onofrio, Matthew Modine and R.Lee Ermey

Todd McCarthy reviews Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket" for Variety magazine in 1987

DANTE ALIGHIERI raccontato da Indro Montanelli

Domenico di Michelino, Dante con in mano la Divina Commedia, 1465

Dante Alighieri raccontato da Indro Montanelli nel fascicolo numero 4 della collana "I Protagonisti", pubblicato a puntate dal quotidiano Il Giornale nel 1993

MONTANELLI VEDE LA DOLCE VITA

Federico Fellini e Indro Montanelli

Indro Montanelli, invitato da Federico Fellini ad una proiezione privata del suo nuovo film, La dolce vita, racconta le sue impressioni sulla pellicola

KUBRICK – BY MICHAEL HERR

Michael Herr

The screenwriter of "Full Metal Jacket", Michael Herr, pays homage to his longtime friend, director Stanley Kubrick

EYES WIDE SHUT: IN DREAMS BEGIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Eyes Wide Shut - Nicole Kidman

Jonathan Rosenbaum reviews Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut

FAMOUS ITALIAN DIRECTOR

Federico Fellini

Oriana Fallaci interviews Federico Fellini

INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL CIMINO – American Cinematographer 1980

Michael Cimino behind the camera

Intervista di Herb Lightman pubblicata in American Cinematographer n. 11, novembre 1980

THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT’S WOMAN’S MAN – NOVELIST JOHN FOWLES

John Fowles photographed by Terence Spencer for Life magazine

by Richard B. Stolley The pants are baggy and stained, with the fly at careless half-mast, and his sweater is as lumpy as a laundry bag. He works the local docks, maybe? Or drives a truck? Then study John Fowles's head, that receptacle, as it happens, of one of the most original writing talents at work today. It is vaguely...

2001: A COLD DESCENT

2001: A Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick’s futuristic 1968 epic ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ still has the power to startle. Mark Crispin Miller re-examines its subversive vision of power, sex and isolation

IN SEARCH OF THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT’S WOMAN

Meryl Streep as Sarah in The French Lieutenant's Woman

by Richard Combs The South Coast town of Kingswear is a ferry stop across river from Dartmouth, which by comparison is something of a metropolis. Kingswear does, however, boast a railway station, which was closed by British Rail as unprofitable but now does brisk business as part of a private line servicing the Dart Valley. Confirming that this is the...

ORIZZONTI DI GLORIA di Guido Fink

Paths of Glory - Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas)

Numero monografico del 1971 - ormai quasi introvabile - dedicato al film di Stanley Kubrick "Orizzonti di Gloria"

DELIVERANCE – BLOOD BROTHERS

Deliverance - Ed Gentry (Jon Voight)

John Boorman’s cult film Deliverance is a rape-revenge movie with a difference. Its haunting power lies in what it tries not to show. by Linda Ruth Williams

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY – Review by Penelope Gilliatt

2001: A Space Odyssey

Penelope Gilliatt's review of "2001: A Space Odyssey", by Stanley Kubrick. Published in the New Yorker magazine

LOLITA – Recensione di Giovanni Grazzini

Lolita - Sue Lyons

Il film "Lolita" di Stanley Kubrick recensito da Giovanni Grazzini per il Corriere della Sera nel 1962

MICHAEL CIMINO – INTERVIEW WITH MARK PATRICK CARDUCCI (1977)

Michael Cimino during the filming of The Deer Hunter

This interview with Michael Cimino by Mark Patrick Carducci took place on the set of The Deer Hunter in Mingo, Pennsylvania, in July 1977

ENTRETIEN AVEC MICHAEL CIMINO

The Deer Hunter - Michael Cimino on the set with Robert De Niro

Traduzione italiana dell'intervista rilasciata da Michael Cimino alla rivista francese "Positif" nel 1979

HEAVEN’S GATE: RECENSIONE DI ERMANNO COMUZIO

James Averill (Kris Kristofferson) faces the realization that 125 citizens of his town are condemned to day in Michael Cimino's "Heaven's Gate"

Heaven’s Gate non è solo un film. È un affair, uno scandalo, un trauma. Un fatto che trascende il mondo del cinema. Forse un banco di prova o addirittura un nodo cruciale.

SACCHEGGI E CONFISCHE PER LE NOZZE DI CESARE BORGIA

Quando suo figlio decise di sposarsi, Papa Borgia, per dargli un corredo che fosse degno della donna chiesta in moglie, fece razzia nelle botteghe di Roma, sequestrò i beni d’un vescovo condannato per eresia, estorse danari ad alti e bassi prelati e «vendette» persino il perdono a 300 ebrei

A PROPOSITO DI UN LIBRO INTITOLATO LOLITA

Vladimir Nabokov

di Vladimir Nabokov Dopo che ho incarnato il soave John Ray, il personaggio di Lolita che stende la Prefazione, ogni commento diretto da parte mia potrà sembrare a qualcuno - e a me stesso, per la verità - un’incarnazione di Vladimir Nabokov che parla del proprio libro. Vanno discussi tuttavia alcuni punti; e il metodo autobiografico potrebbe indurre il mimo...

MR. KLEIN E EYES WIDE SHUT: UMILIAZIONE E VERTIGINI DELL’IDENTITÀ

Monsieur Klein - Alain Delon and Juliet Berto

Nelle loro rispettive peculiarità, Mr. Klein e Eyes Wide Shut si collocano entrambi sotto il segno di una velenosa e sottile ambiguità

FILM COME CONOSCENZA CARNALE di Annette Michelson

2001: A Space Odyssey

Traduzione italiana del famoso saggio di Annette Michelson del 1969 su "2001: Odissea nello spazio" di Stanley Kubrick

LOLITA – Review by Pauline Kael

Lolita - James Mason, Shelley Winters and Sue Lyon

Pauline Kael's review of Stanley Kubrick's Lolita is one of her best—inspired, incisive, exuberant

ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA – Review by Pauline Kael

Once upon a time in America - Noodles (Robert De Niro) in the Chinese opium den

Sergio Leone's Once upon a time in America reviewed by Pauline Kael

SERGIO LEONE AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF MYTH

Once Upon a Time in America - Max and Noodles

Peter Babiak on how Leone in "Once Open a Time in America" used an archetypal cultural genre - the gangster film - in order to examine the impact of American cultural myth on American society

THE SHINING – Review by Pauline Kael

The Shining - Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson)

Pauline Kael's appreciative but skeptical review of Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining", The New Yorker, 1980

SHINING – Recensione di Giovanni Grazzini

The Shining - Jack Torrance in Overlook staff party from 1921

Giovanni Grazzini recensisce per il Corriere della Sera "Shining" di Stanley Kubrick

PERSONA – Review by Susan Sontag

Persona (1966) Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann

Susan Sontag reviews Ingmar Bergman's "Persona" for Sight and Sound magazine

STORIA DEI MONDIALI DI CALCIO – 1970: BRASILE

Football Fifa Mexico 1970 World Cup Final Brazil vs Italy 4-1 Pelè celebrates with the cup

Il racconto del trionfo del Brasile in Messico nel 1970

FULL METAL JACKET – Speciale “Filmcritica”

Master Gunnery Sergeant Hartman (R. Lee Ermey)

Speciale della rivista "Filmcritica" pubblicato nel 1987 in occasione dell'uscita del film di Stanley Kubrick "Full Metal Jacket"

FITZGERALD, FAULKNER, HEMINGWAY A HOLLYWOOD

F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway

Fernanda Pivano parla del rapporto tra gli scrittori americani e il cinema

ORIANA FALLACI AND THE ART OF THE INTERVIEW

Oriana Fallaci's interview with Colonel Gheddafi in 1979

Christopher Hitchens recounts his last visit with the tempestuous Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci, who had recently died.

WELLES AND KUBRICK: TWO FORMS OF EXILE

Stanley Kubrick and Orson Welles

James Naremore's thought-provoking paper on Welles and Kubrick and the artistic effects of them leaving the U.S.

FROM HORSE’S HEAD TO HORSE’S ASS

The Godfather Part III - Mary

10 Reasons why The Godfather Part III is crap

DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? by Phillip K. Dick

A scene from Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner' (1982)

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Phillip K. Dick TO MAREN AUGUSTA BERGRUD AUGUST 10, 1923 — JUNE 14, 1967 AND STILL I DREAM HE TREADS THE LAWN, WALKING GHOSTLY IN THE DEW, PIERCED BY MY GLAD SINGING THROUGH. Yeats AUCKLAND A TURTLE WHICH EXPLORER CAPTAIN COOK GAVE TO THE KING OF TONGA IN 1777 DIED YESTERDAY. IT WAS NEARLY 200 YEARS OLD. THE ANIMAL, CALLED TU'IMALILA,...

DREAM STORY – Introduction by Frederic Raphael

Dream Story - Arthur Schnitzler

Frederic Raphael discusses "Dream Story" in terms of its cultural and historical context in fin-de-siècle Vienna, and comments on the implied Jewish identity of the main character

THE “ANTI-MILITARISM” OF STANLEY KUBRICK

Paths of Glory - The assault on Ant Hill

Essay by Jackson Burgess

THE CULTURAL PRODUCTIONS OF ‘A CLOCKWORK ORANGE’

A Clockwork Orange - The Korova Milk Bar

Janet Staiger's essay on the cultural effects of watching A Clockwork Orange

WALL STREET (1987) – “Greed Is Good…”

Wall Street (1987) - Greed is good

“Well, ladies and gentlemen, we’re not here to indulge in fantasy, but in political and economic reality... I am not a destroyer of companies. I am a liberator of them. The point is, ladies and gentlemen, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through and captures the essence of...

KURT VONNEGUT – Playboy interview

Kurt Vonnegut

A candid conversation with the ironic author of "Slaughterhouse-five"

BARRY LYNDON – Recensione di Francesco Bolzoni

Redmond derubato da due banditi

Recensione di Francesco Bolzoni a Barry Lyndon (1975) di Stanley Kubrick. La recensione è apparsa in «Rivista del Cinematografo», nel 1976

THE DEER HUNTER – Review by Peter Biskind

The Deer Hunter - Robert De Niro

Peter Biskind reviews Michael Cimino's movie the Deer Hunter

DR. STRANGELOVE – review by Robert Hatch

Dr. Strangelove

Robert Hatch reviews Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove for "The Nation"

CHECKMATING THE GENERAL: STANLEY KUBRICK’S FEAR AND DESIRE by Paolo Cherchi Usai

Fear and desire, a scene from the movie

Paolo Cherchi Usai's essay on FEAR AND DESIRE, a film by Stanley Kubrick, carefully analyzes the importance of this early work by the great film maker

STANLEY KUBRICK: PLAYBOY INTERVIEW (1968)

Playboy interview - Stanley Kubrick

A candid conversation with the pioneering creator of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dr. Strangelove and Lolita

JOSEPH CONRAD – CUORE DI TENEBRA – Testo italiano

Joseph Conrad

Traduzione italiana del romanzo di Joseph Conrad pubblicato nel 1902

FRANZ KAFKA – NELLA COLONIA PENALE – Testo italiano

Franz Kafka - Nella colonia penale

Traduzione italiana del racconto scritto da Franz Kaka nel 1914

APOCALYPSE NOW – Speciale della rivista “Duel”

Apocalypse Now - Dennis Hopper

Speciale pubblicato dalla rivista "Duel" nel 2001 in occasione dell'uscita di "Apocalypse Now Redux"

THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX – Review by Christopher Hitchens

The Baader Meinhof Complex

Christopher Hitchens’ review of the German film The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008) which portrays the terrorist group operating in West Germany known as the Red Army Faction