Tag Archives: Stanley Kubrick

Room 237

There’s a haunting simplicity to The Shining. Those words, combined with the director’s mysterious approach to discussing his films, makes this a work ripe for obsessives. The next gateway to obsession comes by way of accessibility. The Shining, dressed as … Continue reading

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Those Oscar Missed: Best Picture

CONTRIBUTED BY JAKE THOMPSON Best Picture has been a troubling category in the last few years.  I remember being pissed off when 2006’s Babel got nominated.  While it’s a good movie, it had no business being nominated over Pan’s Labyrinth … Continue reading

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Those Oscar Missed: Best Director

CONTRIBUTED BY JAKE THOMPSON A director is vital to the making of a movie.  The director is responsible for getting the best possible performances from the actors.  The director is responsible for bringing his/her vision to life through his/her collaborations … Continue reading

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Those Oscar Missed: Best Adapted Screenplay

CONTRIBUTED BY JAKE THOMPSON Best Adapted Screenplay refers to a screenplay on which the material is based on another medium (examples being short stories, novels, plays, comic books, TV shows, video games, short films, newspaper articles, or even previous films).  … Continue reading

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Those Oscar Missed: Best Documentary (Short Subject)

CONTRIBUTED BY JAKE THOMPSON Best Documentary (Short Subject) is one of the few Oscar categories that home viewers would probably not be very familiar with.  As with the other two short film categories, I was originally not going to include … Continue reading

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There Will Be Blood’s Kubrick References

Not that this short video goes very deep into the similarities between Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood and Kubrick’s films (specifically 2001: A Space Odyssey), but it does illuminate some of the fun visual references. More so than … Continue reading

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Those Oscar Missed: Best Production Design

CONTRIBUTED BY JAKE THOMPSON Best Production Design is one of my favorite Oscar categories.  This is the category where artists can shine the most.  There’s been so much great work over the years that was thankfully nominated (and most of … Continue reading

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Kubrick Meets Requiem

Pretty much anything set to Clint Mansell and the Kronos Quartet gets a 300% boost in adrenalin. Considering that looking at a Stanley Kubrick image has almost that much adrenalin just in silence, this video cut together using Kubrick’s one-point … Continue reading

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Things Masculine: Eyes Wide Shut & The Master

“If you men only knew.” – Alice Harford, Eyes Wide Shut The initial reaction to The Master has been a bit peculiar. I had expected it to be polarizing – the confrontational nature begs for push back – but nothing … Continue reading

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