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CIMINO, KUBRICK E IL GIOCO DELL’IDENTITÀ E DELLA DIFFERENZA – di Guido Barlozzetti

2018-04-22T13:30:42-07:00 April 22nd, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Da Nang è lontana da Montelepre. La storia di Salvatore Giuliano e la guerra del Vietnam non si consumano sotto lo stesso cielo. Ma, forse, le traiettorie della "blindatissima" Full Metal Jacket e la parabola fatale del Siciliano attraversano lo "stesso" cinema.

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY – Review by John Hofsess

2018-03-08T18:45:20-08:00 March 8th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

2001 no less than Dr. Strangelove is an apocalyptic vision: it i is an alternate future but no less pessimistic. Beneath its austerely beautiful surface an alarm is sounded for us to examine a problem of which Dr. Strangelove was a pronounced symptom: the possibility that man is as much at the mercy of his own artifacts as ever he was of the forces of nature.

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY – Reviews by Louise Sweeney and John Allen [The Christian Science Monitor]

2018-03-08T16:13:04-08:00 March 8th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , |

Louise Sweeney, New York-based film critic for The Christian Science Monitor, wrote a generally favorable review following the New York premiere of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Boston staff critic John Allen’s full-page review appeared in the Monitor a month later and M-G-M reprinted it as an ad in a Sunday edition of The New York Times.

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY – The Harvard Crimson Review

2018-03-06T08:50:12-08:00 March 6th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , |

After we have seen a stewardess walk up a wall and across the ceiling early in the film, we no longer question similar amazements and accept Kubrick's new world without question. The credibility of the special effects established, we can suspend disbelief, to use a justifiable cliche, and revel in the beauty and imagination of Kubrick/Clarke's space.

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY – THE PROLOGUE INTERVIEWS

2018-02-23T16:53:37-08:00 February 23rd, 2018|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS|Tags: , |

Kubrick’s original plan was to open 2001 with a ten-minute prologue (35mm film, black and white) — edited interviews on extraterrestrial possibilities with experts on space, theology, chemistry, biology, astronomy. Kubrick says that he decided after the first screening of 2001 for M-G-M executives, in Culver City, Cali­fornia, that it wasn’t a good idea to open 2001 with a prologue, and it was eliminated immediately.

BEYOND THE STARS – by Jeremy Bernstein

2018-02-21T16:25:52-08:00 February 21st, 2018|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS|Tags: , , , , |

We are happy to report, for the benefit of science-fiction buffs—who have long felt that, at its best, science fiction is a splendid medium for conveying the poetry and wonder of science—that there will soon be a movie for them. We have this from none other than the two authors of the movie, which is to be called Journey Beyond the Stars—Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke.

FROM DOMESTIC NIGHTMARES TO THE NIGHTMARE OF HISTORY. UNCANNY ERUPTIONS OF VIOLENCE IN KING’S AND KUBRICK’S VERSIONS OF ‘THE SHINING’

2018-02-24T00:35:32-08:00 February 20th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , |

The impact of past violence on the present is examined in the novel and film versions of The Shining. John Lutz’s essay pinpoints in these works three interrelated elements of what Freud called the “uncanny”—the domestic abuse story, “the postcolonial narrative of American expansion at the expense of nonwhite victims, and the desire for power and control that underlies commodification and the social hierarchies that reinforce it.”

STANLEY KUBRICK: LA SOGGETTIVA DEL CADAVERE – di Vito Zagarrio

2018-02-09T17:27:46-08:00 February 9th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , |

La Storia, diceva ancora Baudrillard, è uno scenario rétro, è un “cadavere” che si può mettere in scena, un "fossile” che può essere rappresentato e “simulato”. «La Storia fa così il suo ingresso trionfale nel cinema a titolo postumo». Baudrillard no­tava come questa riapparizione della Storia non avesse un valore di presa di coscienza, ma di nostalgia di un referente perduto.

KUBRICK, FREUD E LA COAZIONE A RIPETERE – di Sandro Bernardi

2018-02-08T16:06:39-08:00 February 8th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , |

Che Kubrick conoscesse Freud è fuor di dubbio; lo si ricava da tutta la sua opera, ma basterebbe anche solo quell’accenno al Perturbante che il regista lascia cadere nell’intervista con Michel Ciment, a proposito del film The Shining: «Nel suo scritto sul perturbante Freud affermò che il per­turbante costituisce l’unica sensazione che si provi con maggior forza sia nell’arte che nella vita»

IL DOTTOR STRANAMORE – di Enrico Ghezzi [Il Castoro Cinema]

2018-01-25T09:46:59-08:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

Per molti versi, il film più «erotico» di Kubrick è 'Il dr. Stranamore' (1963) (girato anch’esso in Inghilterra), che segna la fine della collaborazione con Harris (il quale vuol passare alla regia ed esordirà due anni dopo con 'Stato d'allarme', film che sembra essere la risposta «realistica» a Stranamore).

BARRY LYNDON: SETTECENTO – Recensione di Enzo Ungari

2018-01-23T12:32:08-08:00 January 23rd, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

Lontano dal cinema di formule e procedimenti a cui rimanda soltanto per la sua mole produttiva, Barry Lyndon si situa in quella zona dove il cinema è invenzione, ricerca, esperimento. Ma dove tutti, coraggiosamente e confusamente, cercano, Stanley Kubrick trova. Non domanda, risponde.

WRITING ‘THE SHINING’ – by Diane Johnson

2018-02-02T08:46:56-08:00 January 8th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , |

We each began by deconstructing King’s novel separately, reducing it to essential scenes, comparing our lists of scenes, and winnowing them down to a hundred or so. I tore bits of exposition and dialogue out of a paper­back copy of the novel and put them in little envelopes on which were written “# 1 The Arrival,” and so on.

EYES WIDE SHUT: INTRODUCING SOCIOLOGY – by Tim Kreider

2018-02-24T01:17:24-08:00 January 8th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

Critical disappointment with Eyes Wide Shut was almost unanimous, and the complaint was always the same: not sexy. The national reviewers sounded like a bunch of middle-school kids who'd snuck in to see it and slunk out three hours later feeling horny, frustrated, and ripped off.