took forever but it finally came. this is the exact frame i got, which i recognized immediately:
so how many books are actually in the first print run? i'm calculating that if each one has 12 unique frames it comes to a maximum of 100080 copies, that's taking into account some ppl getting the end credits.
i spent two hours reading the section on Eyes Wide Shut this morning. this is not a book to read chronologically, half the fun is deciding where to start, and then what next. however, the eyes wide shut section is only 14 pages! the photos are priceless but it would have been TWICE as awesome if they had scrapped the first part and given double space for the creation of each film. of course, the logic here is flawed, cos part 2 is infinitely awesome, thus making the proposed new edition 2 x Infinity. hmm.
but seriously, u get 266 pages of stills, and about the same amount on their creation and rare stuff. the most extensive treatment in part 2 is dedicated to 2001 (42 pages), while the others get an average of 20. the only good use i can see for Part 1 is to make sure whichever film i'm watching matches the colour consistency, etc. of the stills. otherwise, i suppose some are worthy of being framed.
i hope to god they make a follow up, tho i doubt it. i mean an extensive 500 page follow up on napoleon, for example, to the point that u forget where u live cos all u can think about is kubrick and napoleon.. that would be lovely.
i also noticed random tiny white specks of like paper-fluff (dust-like particles) compressed and infiltrating the boundary space of some pages. did anyone else get that? it's removable but if i clean every affected page i'll end up doing more damage than good. i'm used to bizarre things happening to packages cos of the long trip over here, but this i wished would survive unscathed
on a side note, there was this taschen catalogue thrown in with the book.. it's pretty much gay porn.
tonite i am sleeping with both.