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STANLEY KUBRICK’S THE SHINING – Review by Flo Leibowitz and Lynn Jeffress [Film Quarterly]

2017-09-16T13:13:43-07:00 September 16th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, STANLEY KUBRICK|Tags: , , |

by Flo Leibowitz and Lynn Jeffress To all appearances, The Shining is simply a hope­lessly clichéd gothic horror film. Can this be ser­ious? A lonely house on a hill haunted by ancestral ghosts that curse successive generations and force them to re-enact the original horror. It is not even redeemed [...]

‘SPARTACUS’: HAILED IN FAREWELL

2017-10-07T08:43:55-07:00 August 30th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS, STANLEY KUBRICK|Tags: , , , |

by Eugene Archer Critics have always debated the correct way to apportion the credit for a multi-million-dollar production among producers, writers, actors and corps of technicians, but Stanley Kubrick, the youthful director of Spartacus, has no such doubts. If any critical bouquets are available after the elaborate costume spectacle opens [...]

SPARTACUS (1960) and THE GUNS OF NAVARONE (1961) – The Guardian Review

2017-08-30T08:36:37-07:00 August 30th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, STANLEY KUBRICK|Tags: , , , |

EPIC FILMS ANCIENT AND MODERN A week of epics. It is true that neither Spartacus (Gaumont) nor The Guns of Navarone (Regal) conform to Bible thumping traditions but as both last for over three hours, including intermissions for the audience to recuperate on orange squash, and are littered with stars, [...]

STANLEY KUBRICK: AT A DISTANCE – Interview by Lloyd Rose

2017-10-07T08:43:56-07:00 August 28th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS, STANLEY KUBRICK|Tags: , , |

by Lloyd Rose PINEWOOD GREEN, ENGLAND – The board room at Pinewood Studios is disturbingly baroque. The ceiling sags with chandeliers. Gilt-edged paneling dresses every inch of wall. At one end a cold-eyed movie mogul, the late J. Arthur Rank, grins from his painted portrait. It hangs above a sideboard [...]

KUBRICK’S STRANGE LOVE – Review by Gerard Fay [The Guardian]

2017-08-21T23:08:49-07:00 August 21st, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, STANLEY KUBRICK|Tags: , , |

by Gerard Fay Stanley Kubrick is unusual among American film directors for a complete lack of flamboyance. He dresses without distinction, talks quietly and modestly, eats and drinks frugally, reads and thinks a lot. He is not an Austrian or even an Hungarian but was born in the Bronx, New [...]

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE – Review by Don Daniels [Sight and Sound]

2017-08-21T15:21:59-07:00 August 21st, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, STANLEY KUBRICK|Tags: , , , |

by Don Daniels Stanley Kubrick's films seem to provoke the kind of mindless praise and attack that is called 'controversy' these days. In the case of A Clockwork Orange, the responses have ranged from 'brilliant' to 'boring', with special attention to the film's depictions of violence. If the viewer responds [...]

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

2017-08-12T11:28:54-07:00 August 11th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, STANLEY KUBRICK|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]