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Love this little gem of a film from Boston-born, Amsterdam-based Director, SG Collins. In a little over 13 minutes, the film covers everything I’m interested in – NASA, the Apollo program, Kubrick, photography, cinematography – and why people believe their own bullshit. A viewing was recommended by my good friend Lisa Chase (thank you for bringing this to my attention Lisa x). If you’re interested in other projects by Collins, please check out his YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc_7Ma93pG8KTZOr_cw002w

How an editor destroyed the meaning of Kubrick’s movies by turning them into summer blockbusters.

Link to article: The Shining and Other Complex Stanley Kubrick Films Recut as Simple Hollywood Movies | Open Culture.

2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey. Kubrick on set.

Some genius has posted a whole set of images shot from behind the scenes during the making of Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. God bless you Sir. Or Madam. I remember seeing the film in 1969 as a young boy with my Dad at a cinema in the suburbs of Dublin. It made a lasting impression: one of bafflement and a sense of awe. Still does. Great shots. Worth a visit.

Link to site: http://imgur.com/a/DzXMR#0

I’m a lifelong fan of Kubrick and the film. The clip is a light-hearted “poke” at the Millennials. If anybody has a problem with copyright etc., I’ll take it down.

 

Reposting this because I’m a huge fan of anything Kubrick. Enjoy. Link to article: Famed Director Stanley Kubrick’s Phenomenal Early Photography Portfolio – Beautiful/Decay Artist & Design.

We all know and love Kubrick for his masterful use of photography, and for his innate knowledge of the medium which lead him to becoming one of the 20th century’s greatest film auteurs – but what is less well known; is that he also understood the power of spontaneity in the creative process. One of the many misconceptions about creative people is that they ‘create’ things out of nowhere – more often than not, it is a gift for combining things that seem unrelated and have the bravery to explore and edit results. As with all gifted creative people, Kubrick allowed for, and understood the power of serendipity. One such ‘happy accident’ turned into one of the greatest marriages of celluloid and music in move-making history. While editing the space docking sequence for his seminal film 2001: A Space Odyssey, Kubrick was using the now famous music track – R.Strauss’s ‘The Blue Danube’ – only as a ‘guide’ for editing purposes. It was only meant to be temporary; planning to have an original score written at a later date. Something seemingly temporary became an indelible moment in cinema history. For more from the master move-maker, please click on the link below for a rare interview with Stanley Kubrick recorded in 1966. https://soundcloud.com/brainpicker/a-rare-interview-with-stanley

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