Stanley Kubrick, cinephile | British Film Institute
The right-hand man: Jan Harlan on Stanley Kubrick | British Film InstituteQuote:
On the occasion of Stanley Kubrick’s 85th birthday, Nick Wrigley explores the director’s favourite films and viewing habits with the help of Kubrick’s right-hand man, Jan Harlan.
To help us compile our dossier on Kubrick’s favourite films and viewing habits, we spoke to his brother-in-law, confidant and regular executive producer, on the occasion of the master’s 85th birthday.
Terry Gilliam Says Stanley Kubrick Wanted Him To Make A Sequel To 'Dr. Strangelove' | The Playlist
According to Gilliam, in an interview with Twitch, "I was told after Kubrick died—by someone who had been dealing with him—that he had been interested in trying to do another 'Strangelove' with me directing. I never knew about that until after he died but I would have loved to."
Indeed, before Kubrick's death in 1999, something had been going on with a proposed "Dr. Strangelove" sequel. The sequel was being written, once again, by "Easy Rider" screenwriter Terry Southern, who died in 1995. Amongst his things were a collection of detailed note cards relating to the project (these cards laid out the fundamental structure and story beats for the sequel). Supposedly the sequel found Dr. Strangelove taking refuge in an underground bunker following the nuclear fallout at the end of the first film. Brilliantly, the bunker would have been almost entirely populated by women. Hello!
Who wouldn't want to have been a fly on the wall during that Kubrick/Gilliam conversation? ;)
David Cronenberg Has Some Surprisingly Choice Words for Stanley Kubrick - Dread Central
Am I off base...or was that douchey????Quote:
In a recent interview with The Toronto Star, acclaimed filmmaker David Cronenberg had some very interesting words about the late great Stanley Kubrick. Will this cause the same fervor as Romero stating he's not into "The Walking Dead"?
Kubrick will be getting his own exhibit at next year's Toronto International Film Festival, and the news sparked an unexpected reaction from Cronenberg toward the filmmaker and more specifically his version of Stephen King's The Shining.
ďI think Iím a more intimate and personal filmmaker than Kubrick ever was,Ē Cronenberg said. ďThatís why I find The Shining not to be a great film. I donít think he understood the [horror] genre. I donít think he understood what he was doing. There were some striking images in the book and he got that, but I donít think he really felt it. In a weird way, although heís revered as a high-level cinematic artist, I think he was much more commercial-minded and was looking for stuff that would click and that he could get financed. I think he was very obsessed with that, to an extent that Iím not. Or that Bergman or Fellini were.Ē
Well... okay then?
I once had a dream, haha, with Alfred Hitchcock and I asked him what he thought about Stanley Kubrick, and he told me that The Shining was his favorite film of his.
Of course it was just a silly dream. I don't think that it was real or anything. ;)
Also, there are a lot of points he brings up in a short period of time, and I disagree with many/most of them.