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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

It’s been a weird day for reasons I’m not allowed to publicly talk about, but if you’ve been paying attention you’ll know why. However, that doesn’t change the fact that it’s time for today’s BTS pic!

Kubrick keeps popping up in this series and I’m not apologizing for that. I’m fascinated by the man, his movies and his impact on the business. Plus, there’s just a ton of great material out there to feature here.

Today we are looking at A Clockwork Orange. I once spent two days on the set of a Robert Altman movie sitting next to the sound recordist that worked on this film with Kubrick. He also was the boom op on Rocky Horror, which was yesterday’s pic oddly enough… Anyway, he told me about working with Kubrick and just how much Kubrick hated having crew around.

Kubrick would strip out ever non-essential crew person, which usually left him, the cinematographer and boom op, with the recorder hanging around his neck. Sometimes it would even be Kubrick himself running the camera so it’d just be sight and sound and the actors. The moment he remembered the most was spending a day just him, the actors and Kubrick filming the slow motion moment where Alex reasserts himself as leader by knocking his droog into the water.

Interesting bit of insight, I felt, especially coming from a man who was there. At any rate, here’s the pic, which you can enlarge with but a simple click of the mouse!

 

 

 

Tomorrow’s pic gets high brow with some Fellini!

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  • Jan. 5, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    nvr seen this film yet

    by ORIONgods

    i feel bad :(

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 3:59 p.m. CST

    great fucking film

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 4 p.m. CST

    now THATS a rape scene

    by Six Demon Bag

    you can keep your SERBIAN FILM harry

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 4:02 p.m. CST

    congrats Quint

    by Katet19

    Congrats on the whole thing you aren't talking about if it's the thing I think you're not talking about. Loved your MOH stuff and this sounds incredible.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Knob Slobbing finished

    by Katet19

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST

    when stupid people tell me that the ultra shocking

    by jack black

    rape scene in Irreversible is artsy and has a deep meaning,i always bring up the rape scene from ACO.now that is ART and not that pretentious,publicity stunt piece of shit scene in that borefest french flick.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 4:34 p.m. CST

    orion

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    dont feel bad, I never seen Space Odessy 2001 or whatever its called... I did see this in film class though, very good shit...

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 4:42 p.m. CST

    This Scene Gives Me A Stomach Ache

    by Crow3711

    It's so raw and sick. I've never had such a visceral, in my body reaction as I did the first I watched this. Something about it just seems so real. It doesn't feel like a movie. Kicking that poor old man in the gut while derobing the wife. It's just awful. I literally feel ill. Still, one of my favorite films from, obviously, one of the greatest directors ever. Im just saying, this particular scene haunts me. Just proves you don't need gore, and blood, and torture porn violence to destroy your audience from the inside out. It's about the psychology. The realities of something like that happening in your own home. Nice work all around.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 4:46 p.m. CST

    terrible movie

    by SmokingRobot

    Really, must awful. Kubrick is so over-rated. So many of his movies are clinical and soul-less. My God, did you see that thing with Tom Cruise? Appallingly bad movie.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Can not

    by Katet19

    I can not tell you how many potential babies of mine were spilled while watching this scene. Don't seem so appalled it wasn't because I like rape I just really fucking love Arthur Freed.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Katet19 - Awesome Handle, Weird Post

    by Crow3711

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 5:07 p.m. CST

    PTA

    by Lovecraftfan

    I wonder if we'll ever see a BTS photo of a PTA film. I've seen a couple great ones of TWWB

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 5:21 p.m. CST

    barry lyndon

    by oogles

    would love see a behind the scenes pic of that.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 5:28 p.m. CST

    "High Brow"?

    by IndianaSchwartz

    ...meaning we get a look at Donald Sutherland's freaky eyebrows from "Casanova"?

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Anyone can become a genius once they die.

    by alienindisguise

    Why Kubrick is so revered I'll never know. His movies are sterile and meandering and often unfocused to the point where he just seems like he's jerking off behind the camera and not even caring what's happening in front of it.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Question to Quint.

    by gabbygall

    If you received no more photos for the BTS pic of the day, how much longer could this column go on for? You must have years worth of material by now.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 6:22 p.m. CST

    I seem to remember…

    by rxse7en

    that this scene was based on the real-life rape of Anthony Burgess's wife. It's been 20+ years since I read the book and did the report on him.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 6:22 p.m. CST

    One of the all-time favorite movies

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Astounding. Malcolm McDowell gets a free pass for life for this movie and Schrader's "Cat People."

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 6:44 p.m. CST

    I know what you mean

    by mastermold

    That scene is one of the most disturbing things I've ever watched.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 6:45 p.m. CST

    @writefortheedit

    by FrankBooth93

    and Caligula! :-D

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 6:45 p.m. CST

    David Prowse is the victim's body guard later in the film.

    by Dark Doom

    Also, you may not be a fan of Kubrick, but anyone who killed a woman in this movie with a giant penis is okay by me....And the man behind the mask "Dave Prowse" is the Darth Vader costume. KUBRICK ROCKS- fuck you haters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • No other rape scene in cinema has made me feel the pain, terror, anger and anguish, that a real rape would convey.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 6:49 p.m. CST

    alienindisguise - what about Dr. Stranglove?

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Nothing sterile, or unfocused, or meandering in the least. And a social, political satire that still holds up and rings true almost 50 years later? Pretty damn genius, if you ask me.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Kubrick

    by Amfpsych

    I won't knock people for their opinions but I will tell you why Kubrick is by far my favorite director. Most "great directors" have a style or genre that is familiar to them. You can tell a Scorsese film or a speilberg film. But Kubrick was able to put his spin on any genre. It's amazing to me that the same guy that made Clockwork made full metal jacket, or sparticus, or 2001, or strangelove, or Lyndon. As for them being "clinical", I felt great emotion in all these films but to each their own.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 8:26 p.m. CST

    One of my all time top 5 favorite movies...

    by vettebro

    You cock knockers that don't like this film, just don't get it. They don't make movies like that anymore. Great stuff. Malcolm McDowell was brilliant, my Droogs.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 8:35 p.m. CST

    How about some Buñuel??

    by Twiggystar

    We need some please!!! THX

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Great Pic and Congrats Quint

    by Keblar

    I had the paberback version of the book with a little glossary in the back, and got a little obsessed with the slang for a while - though I never went so far as to adopt it in conversational use. Also had fun discussing the origins of the slang with my Russian prof my Junior year of college.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Great in spite of Kubrick

    by The Bear

    I've always either loved or hated Kubrick's films, nothing in between. Yes, his style is clinical, cold, even lifeless. But could it be that the films of his that I love are entertaining not because of the director, but because of the actors? "Dr. Strangelove" has Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, impossible for even a sterile director like Kubrick to keep their volcanic talents from giving the film incredible life. Kirk Douglas bringing humanity and stolid bravery to those long, I'll-never-cut-away shots in "Spartacus." Malcolm McDowell, of course, exploding in every scene he's in, keeping us on the edge of our seats to wonder what will happen next in the midst of the Kubrick-like mannequins that surround him in "A Clockwork Orange." And even M. Lee Ermey blasting through the static shots of "Full Metal Jacket." And the movies that sucked? They lacked the talen in front of the camera to wrench them away from the cold hands of Kubrick and bring them to life. Ryan O'Neal in "Barry Lyndon?" Tom Cruise in "Eyes Wide Shut?" 'Nuff said. My point is, the great Kubrick films are great in spite of Kubrick. The talent in front of the camera made them memorable.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 9:22 p.m. CST

    This scene

    by cgh123

    My sister is still mad at me for recommending this movie to her... 20 years ago! And she never got past this scene! She brought it up at Christmas, for crying out loud.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 9:31 p.m. CST

    I disliked this film the first time I saw it

    by RichardLuzT

    Never seen it since. Felt like a waste of time and effort. I mean, what was the purpose of it? did it convey a revelation? I could give it a pass if it were entertaining, fun or inspiring but it bore me like no other. What I could find as having a deeper meaning is the ending, in which brain washing takes place; but then I don't remember it having something to say other than "oh look it exists". Yes, presenting it does lead to question if it could be a good thing or if we are -most probably- going to misuse it, but it leaves us lost as there is no correct answer and it makes us think there is no alternative. I can get lost on my own (and much faster than 2 interminable hours or so), thank you very much :) I'd be thankful to learn why this film is meaningful, to learn something my feeble mind might have passed on. I'll go and google it right now in fact.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Kubrick = God Emperor of Film

    by NeonFrisbee

    He is, hands down, the greatest director of all time.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Remember first seeing this movie..

    by HermesTrismestigus

    When I was 16 my buddy had the soundtrack and played me the movie and I was like hey thats the guy who did 2001 and the shining..2 of my favorite flicks at the time didn't know anything else of his. Then I was disturbed at the tone..where it was some sort of serious dark social commentary with all the actors acting as if they were in some very broad monty pythonesque comedy. Of course now if you go see this movie or the shining with a packed audience you'll see it for what it is a very funny black comedy..in fact I've never heard an audience laugh as much in a movie..other when I saw 10 in the theatre.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Kubrick

    by Scalvador

    Is not only the greatest director of all time, but one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. His films demand multiple viewings to be fully appreciated and often cause resentment in people too stupid to understand them.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 10:29 p.m. CST

    That's bulllshit amfpsych

    by Proman1984

    I love Kubrick, but you can tell his film a lot sooner than Spielberg's. The only thing that ever gives away Spielberg's work is his peerless greatness.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Kubricks Way

    by TheJudger

    I love that Kubrick kept things small. Shot things many, many, many times over until he got what he wanted from the actors. I've been watching the Shining a lot lately. The way Kubrick framed faces, constantly changed up the background set pieces and props. Which I think he did to keep the viewer unsettled with the background elements. This choice prevents the background elements from becoming familiar and dissectable. Also the way he framed faces from shot to shot. The eye lines- his choices from the central focal point locations on the faces of the actors as we passed from shot to shot. The shot play he did for this film forces you to watch the actors, to match your eye-line up to their personal viewpoint towards the characters/actors they are talking to. Next time you watch this movie draw a "+" mark in the center of the screen to see what I'm talking about. Madness behind them madness with in. Everything seems so expansive and large. Like it's growing. The man was a wicked genius. That practical maze shot where Wendy and Danny are walking through it- but it's really a miniature with the center cut out- held over a tall building over a parking lot... How did it get made so symmetrically perfect like that with those perfect repeating gap sizes, and at such a small scale in an age before computers?

  • Jan. 6, 2011, 1:01 a.m. CST

    C'mon proman that's not the only thing...

    by Keblar

    ...that gives Spielberg away. Off the top of my head, at least one thing always gave Spielberg away to me: his incessant use of push/pull. Kubrick never made the same movie twice; Spielberg made the same movie at least three times... at least.

  • Jan. 6, 2011, 1:39 a.m. CST

    Preach it Childs!

    by Doc_Hudson

    I agree,...never cared for Spartacus(Stan was brought on late for that one anyway)... But the rest of his output is just gold. EWShut was kinda off-beat...and if you have a Tom issue,...I can see how he puts people off. But damn....he is the only person I know of to make films better than the books he based them off of.

  • Jan. 6, 2011, 2:25 a.m. CST

    brilliant movie one of my top 10, thanks for the pic quint

    by mygirleatsbannanas

  • Jan. 6, 2011, 3:26 a.m. CST

    Kubrick had the most fascinating eyebrows

    by SithMenace

    I too am a bit obsessed with the man behind the genius.

  • Jan. 6, 2011, 3:33 a.m. CST

    smokingrobot and alienindisguise

    by Mark

    Are you two for real? I can only guess you're Twilight and Harry Potter fans, and have no comprehension of the art of film. Kubrick is, along with Bergman and Kurosawa, one of the three greatest filmmakers that ever walked the planet.

  • Jan. 6, 2011, 3:35 a.m. CST

    The Shining is the only movie that still scares me

    by SithMenace

    I mean literally, down to my core, scares the living shit out of me. I can't watch it alone, because by the time he rolls around the corner and those girls are standing there, I'm done. But I still love it, especially around Halloween.

  • Jan. 6, 2011, 4:53 a.m. CST

    Proman

    by Amfpsych

    Read keblars post, he said it better than I could've. Many of speilbergs movies have the same candy coating.

  • Jan. 6, 2011, 8:17 a.m. CST

    ugg did you fap?

    by jack black

  • Jan. 6, 2011, 8:43 a.m. CST

    kilik lol, ok I'll be honest

    by UGG

    The first time I saw that scene was on a Mr Skin nude celeb type site years ago. All I saw was "Monica Bellucci sex scene", so yes I was fapping as I pressed play. When I finally realised what it was. I carried on. Also didn't Peckinpah claim the Straw Dog's rape to be the "best" rape ever.

  • Jan. 6, 2011, 10 a.m. CST

    The anal sex scene in Straw Dogs was rape?

    by jack black

    yeah the sex was forced but i had the impression that the blond chick enjoyed it and that was the whole point of the scene after all.or i got it wrong? anyway,my problem with the rape scene in Irreversible is that it was simply a PR stunt and nothing else,since the rest of the movie had nothing at all to offer. It is not strange that after all these years,when people refer to that movie they are talking about its rape scene and nothing else from it. Whereas with Clockwork there are so many things to talk about apart from the rape scene,the iconic character of Alex,its violence which was very shocking for the movie's time of release,the brain-wash scene and the irony that Alex ended up hating the only thing that he cared about,Beethoven's music.so many things to discuss. But if you ask someone what did you get from Irreversible,his reply will be: "i got a hard-on with Bellucci's rape" Btw Bellucci has been raped at least 3 times in her movies.i smell a hidden fetish.HA.

  • Jan. 6, 2011, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Ha! True on Monica's fetish

    by UGG

    But yea I remember him supposedly saying "I'm going to make the best rape scene ever" or something, and she does start to enjoy it eventually because he's an ex-lover, but she is then is raped again by his friend. I disagree on Irreversible. I think it's shot amazingly, well acted, has a great and original way of telling it's story, and one of the best special effects on screen with the murder. Of course it's in there to shock and make you uncomfortable, the same with the first 20 mins or so with the music and then the murder, (which is the scene that I had most heard people talking about). Gaspar Noe is trying to get a reaction out of the viewer any way he can, and I can totally understand people not liking it. It's a hard film to invest in but as I said in another thread, these to me are the types of movie I would lable "rollercoaster rides" of a movie. More so than Transformers etc.

  • Jan. 6, 2011, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Great BTSP

    by D_T

    ..and I happen to just get Clockwork Orange in yesterday on Bluray (from the DVDtoBlu program). We haven't had time to watch 'em yet, but we recently [also] scored on Bluray, FMJ, The Shining and 2001 (all the later/newer editions), for <$6 each, brand new. I think we're holding out for an all day Kubrick-a-Thon :D

  • Jan. 6, 2011, 10:49 a.m. CST

    This, ladies and gents, is what a masterpiece looks like.

    by Knuckleduster

    But I'm not liking the Irreversible hate here. It's one of the most effective and moving films ever made. Certainly one of the best films of the past decade. Also, I think it's time we get over this whole "Kubrick's films are cold and clinical" bullshit. I think people often assume this because they struggle to differentiate between Kubrick's storytelling and his filmmaking style. But he was much more than just a visual stylist.

  • Jan. 6, 2011, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Is there an X-rated version of ACO?

    by Damned if I can login

    I have heard this many times over the years but never knew if it was true. I've also heard that Alex used the mask with the long nose during the rape. Just curious to find out whether or not any of these rumors have any truth to them.

  • Jan. 6, 2011, 11:16 a.m. CST

    I need to see EWS again.

    by Keblar

    I recall it being pretty unremarkable - other than of course the visuals and eroticism- but, I saw it before I'd really developed any real critical eye (and heart) for film... Oh that and I had a broken leg and was all loaded up on Lortabs, so I might not have gotten the most reliable impression.

  • Jan. 6, 2011, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Most horrifying scene in movies. And X rated version

    by homer40

    Of all the movies I've seen, highbrow and lowbrow, films with amazing levels of gore, films oh so more graphic than Clockwork Orange, there is no scene in film that has ever terrified me like this scene from Clockwork Orange. It is the nightmare of a home invasion writ on film. I was watching one of those "best of" specials a while ago with my daughter, who was 14, and Clockwork was one of the best, and THIS is the scene they showed. She was beyond horrified. Really don't think this scene was appropriate to show between 8:00 and 9:00. I have trouble watching this film because of this scene alone, though I force myself to do so at least once a year. Clockwork Orange is a masterpiece, no doubt, even if, as Pauline Kael noted, it is excessively deliberate. As far as the X rated version goes, it does not exist. The film that was released is the film Kubrick made. It was originally rated X, but it is the same movie that we see today. Also, it was pulled from theaters, because kiddies in England were using the violence in the film as a springboard for their own violence, but it was pulled with Kubrick's approval. He had no idea that anyone was sick enough to get off on the violence in the film. Being a humanist, he thought the violence would repel people. The violence in the film is, by today's standards, relatively tame, but this scene, my nightmare, it just gets in your brain and never leaves. There is your life before you see Clockwork Orange, and your life after. You just can't go back once you see it. That's about the best thing I can imagine saying about a piece of art. Thanks for the pic.

  • Jan. 6, 2011, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Eyes Wide Shut is Kubricks unheralded masterpiece

    by homer40

    This sounds pompous, but if you don't like Eyes Wide Shut, it is either because you just hate Tom Cruise, or, more likely, you don't get it. Try watching it a few more times, and I think your opinion will change. The first time I saw the film, first showing on opening day, I was stoned out of my gourd, and the film just terrified me, just completely tuned into that married/jealous vibe. I thought it was an amazingly intense experience. I went back the next day with my wife, and was shocked to discover that it was a comedy. I was driving my wife crazy laughing at the film, which nobody else in the audience seemed to think was very funny. I've watched it dozens of times on video, and it's amazing, I respond to it differently each time I watch it. It is like a mirror into my subconscious, reflecting my own personal feelings. I think it is mostly a comedy. The use of the Kubrickian dialogue rhythms is particularly funny in the context of the film. It is great that Cruise never gets laid in the film. The opening shot of Kidman dropping her dress to reveal a perfect naked body is amazing. It was like Kubrick was saying, "Yes, this is my sex film. I know you read that, so here is full nudity. Now, get on with the rest of the film you pervs." Does London look like NYC? Well, no, not the real NYC, but the film doesn't take place in the real NYC, it is a dream film (the novel it was based on, Traumnovela (sp) means "dream novel". Watch the film with the understanding that it is a dream, and not meant to be taken literally. Also hilarious are the endless tracking shots of the amazing perfect breasts in the orgy sequence. He just spins around and around for an inordinate amount of time focusing on the boobs. You think Kubrick didn't realize how much time he spent there? Of course he did. It was a joke. Great movie. Think I'll watch it tonight. And in case you didn't remember, it is Kubrick's Christmas movie.

  • Jan. 6, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    A note on Scott's performance in Strangelove

    by homer40

    It is well known that Scott hated working with Kubrick on Strangelove. Scott wanted to give a measured, focused, low intensity performance, and Kubrick wanted him to be completely over the top. They fought and fought, Kubrick admonishing Scott to go farther, farther, farther. Eventually, Kubrick agreed to let Scott do one take his way, and the others the way Kubrick wanted. None of the takes done Scott's way are in the film. Kubrick was right. The film needed the Scott character to be completely over the top, and his performance is masterful. Strangelove has what may be my favorite line in any movie, "Look, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed. But I can say, no more than ten to twenty million killed. Depending on the breaks."

  • Jan. 6, 2011, 12:06 p.m. CST

    @frankbooth93

    by WriteForTheEdit

    [slaps forehead] Fuckin' Caligula, how could I forget?

  • Jan. 6, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Irreversible is boring in the Inception level of boredom.

    by jack black

    Well crafted,eye-candy but shallow and very pretentious piece of overrated borefest.That worthless scene in the Metro were they kept talking and talking and talking and zzzzZZZZZZZZ....

  • Jan. 6, 2011, 12:24 p.m. CST

    you know the audience and critics didnt get EWS

    by jack black

    when then say that the movie is about the portrayal of the problems in a family,when in reality it was about the problems of a COUPLE.family,couple, big difference between those two words kids.

  • Jan. 6, 2011, 2:34 p.m. CST

    I am continually amazed

    by shran

    by the number of people that criticize Kubrick. Have you seen The Shining? 2001? This flick? You see, you don't always have to like the story to enjoy the film. The way he told the story was of equal importance to the story itself. And he could capture performances that were incomparable to anything you had seen before. In my opinion just attempting to film A Clockwork Orange would be a staggering undertaking. Half the dialogue is gibberish at first listen. There aren't any appealing characters in it. It's not filled with explosions or bright, flashy things to distract the audience from it's bizarre darkness. But here we are, all these years later, still talking about it. For better or worse. Yep, that Kubrick sure was a hack.

  • Jan. 6, 2011, 4:26 p.m. CST

    sorry haters, Kubrick is The Man

    by smudgewhat

    i don't know if '2001' will ever be topped by anyone. seriously.

  • Jan. 6, 2011, 10:28 p.m. CST

    That said, K wasn't flawless

    by smudgewhat

    I actually think "Full Metal Jacket" is only half-successful (the first half, actually) and there are problems in "Eyes Wide Shut" that are hard to ignore (the casting of the corny Hungarian, the melodramatic Piano music) but there's so much that's fascinating and brutal about it (Kidman pretty much emasculated Cruise by telling the truth about how women really are). "The Shining" is terrific, and "Clockwork" is appropriately horrific and macabrely (real word?) humorous. And "Barry Lyndon" is pretty much perfect and such a seemingly authentic view of life in colonial England. Fuck I love Kubrick.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Bill Erwin obit??

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I thought I'd give it a few days. It's the new year. We got Ann Francis. Where the hell is the Bill Erwin obit? If you don't know the name, you know the face. This great character actor has been in everything. He lived every geeks dream by being in a movie with JCVD. Everyone oohs and aaahs over his appearance on Seinfeld. I never cared for that show or saw the episode. His career peak was starring with Christopher Reeve, Christopher Plummer, and Jane Seymour in Somehwere in Time. That's a movie. Although I guess technically he wasn't in the movie with Plummer and Seymour.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 8:55 a.m. CST

    How i love this movie!

    by AsimovLives

    I love, love, love, love, love, LOOOOOOVE THIS MOVIE! Man, how do i love this movie. Here's my take that to the clowns who think i can only hate movies. No, i love movies. I love cinema. I just hate shitty movies. CLOCKWORK ORANGE, it's as good as it gets. stanley Kubrick was a genious, and i pity the fools who "think" otherwise.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 9:03 a.m. CST

    six demon bag, friend, how are you?

    by AsimovLives

    Long time i see ya around here. Good to see you have the love for this exceptional movie. great movies like this inspires me and makes me realise the bullshit that exists around. Many geeks in here should watch CLOCKWORK ORANGE and learn what a really good movie really looks like, so they stop supporting the usual tripe they do. CLOKCWORK ORANGE is how a real movie looks like.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Stanley Kubrick is The Man

    by AsimovLives

    He was the real deal. Unlike some untalented fucking hacks that makes dumbass retard movies that even the retards can keep up and thus are hailed as the next Spielbergs. You know who i'm talking about. Stanley Kubrick was a great filmmaker. Even dead he's still The Man. His movies help redefine cinema, and he helped expand the bounderies of cinema. Kubrick is one of those filmmakers that helped us realsie that there's no limits to cinema and what movies can be. Kubrick inspires us to admire talent. Real talent. Kubrick teached us what cinema is all about.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 9:58 a.m. CST

    smokingrobot

    by AsimovLives

    You're an idiot. Regardless if that's your real opinion or you are just pulling shit out of your ass to try to look hip and kewl by trying to be shocking, either way you are an idiot. Sucks to be you. I bet you loved JAR JAR ABRAMS BULLSHIT RETARD TREK, didn't you?

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 10:17 a.m. CST

    smudgewhat

    by AsimovLives

    2001 might never be topped. The only other movie that can match 2001's heights is CITIZEN KANE, and that's the best movie ever made.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 12:55 p.m. CST

    smudgewhat

    by shran

    Jeez, what a dope I am. I forgot about Barry Lyndon and what an absolutely beautiful flick that was. And I agree: the first half of Full Metal Jacket is just about perfect, and the second half, while not quite as good, is still 1,000 times better than just about anything else filmed.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 1:47 p.m. CST

    yeah shran i think 'barry lyndon' is often overlooked

    by smudgewhat

    b/c it's just not as psychotic and 'flashy' as some of K's other work. but it's so compelling and believable. and so easily understood in the modern age. a man of super average means, but surprising charisma, works his way up the social ladder by way of every gimmick and trick at his disposal, and by insinuating himself among the ruling class. and then he loses it all when he breaks the unspoken rules of the same class and shows his true nature. just substitute the wannabe social climber of your choice into this role and you will understand modern man.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 1:50 p.m. CST

    asimov

    by smudgewhat

    yeah i think the thing i love most about '2001' is the relentless realism, and then the leap into the cosmic. it's basically kubrick saying 'as humans we're simply too limited to know what the true possibilities & boundaries of existence may be, but that doesn't mean these things don't exist'. to me that is the heart of great sci-fi.

  • Jan. 7, 2011, 3:56 p.m. CST

    smudgewhat, you nailed it

    by shran

    Absolutely spot on analysis of BL and 2001. Add to that the fact that both films are absolutely gorgeous, particularly to me Lyndon.

  • April 16, 2012, 12:56 p.m. CST

    by Landon

    Ha