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Xix & Xax / Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
« Last post by Nails9 on July 16, 2018, 01:01:00 PM »
Aspiring Righter.
Bad at Maths.
Fan of Ian Iachimoe.

Stanley Kubrick / Re: The ones that never were
« Last post by jenkins on July 16, 2018, 03:26:17 AM »
personally i adore the attitude of "oh this will get made"
Stanley Kubrick / Re: The ones that never were
« Last post by wilder on July 15, 2018, 04:05:38 AM »
Lost Stanley Kubrick screenplay, Burning Secret, is found 60 years on
15 July 2018
via The Guardian

Script co-written by director is so close to completion it could be developed into a feature film

Stanley Kubrick on the set of Barry Lyndon in 1975

His first world war classic, Paths of Glory, is one of cinema’s most powerful anti-war movies, widely acclaimed as a masterpiece, as was his Roman epic, Spartacus, both of which starred Kirk Douglas. Now a “lost” screenplay by director Stanley Kubrick has been discovered – and it is so close to completion that it could be developed by film-makers.

Entitled Burning Secret, the script is an adaptation of the 1913 novella by the Viennese writer Stefan Zweig. In Kubrick’s adaptation of the story of adultery and passion set in a spa resort, a suave and predatory man befriends a 10-year-old boy, using him to seduce the child’s married mother.

He wrote it in 1956 with the novelist Calder Willingham, with whom he went on to collaborate on Paths of Glory the following year.

The screenplay was found by Nathan Abrams, professor in film at Bangor University and a leading Kubrick expert, who said: “I couldn’t believe it. It’s so exciting. It was believed to have been lost.”

He added: “Kubrick aficionados know he wanted to do it, [but] no one ever thought it was completed. We now have a copy and this proves that he had done a full screenplay.”

Kubrick made only 13 feature films, but he is revered as a master film-maker and supreme visual stylist with a painstaking approach to meticulous detail. His sci-fi epic, 2001: A Space Odyssey, pushed the boundaries of special effects and was at No 6 in the most recent Sight and Sound critics poll of the greatest films of all time.

Kubrick, an American who lived most of his life in Britain, died in 1999, months after completing Eyes Wide Shut, the controversial psychosexual thriller starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.

His Burning Secret screenplay bears the stamp of the script department of MGM. It is dated 24 October 1956, when Kubrick was still relatively unknown, having just made his crime heist film, The Killing.

MGM is thought to have cancelled the commissioned project after learning that Kubrick was also working on Paths of Glory, putting him in breach of contract. Another account suggests that MGM told Kubrick’s producing partner James B Harris that it did not see the screenplay’s potential as a movie.

But Abrams said that “the adultery storyline” involving a child as a go-between might have been considered too risque” in the era of Hollywood’s production code, which then governed morality in film-making: “The child acts as an unwitting go-between for his mother and her would-be lover, making for a disturbing story with sexuality and child abuse churning beneath its surface.”

He described Burning Secret as “the inverse of Lolita”, Kubrick’s adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial story of love and lechery. “In Burning Secret, the main character befriends the son to get to the mother. In Lolita, he marries the mother to get to the daughter. I think that with the 1956 production code, that would be a tricky one to get by. But he managed with Lolita in 1962 – only just.”

In the Burning Secret screenplay, Kubrick and Willingham wrote of the child: “A young boy of about 10 stands on the veranda, hands clasped behind him in an almost adult manner ... Lonely, bored, he plays with a yo-yo …”

James Mason and Sue Lyon in Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita: his Burning Secret has been called ‘the inverse’ of the 1962 film.

They described the predator as a “very handsome, masculine-looking man of about 30”.

Abrams said that the screenplay extends to well over 100 typed pages. “It’s a full screenplay so could be completed by film-makers today.”

Steven Spielberg reworked another unrealised Kubrick project – A.I., the 2001 sci-fi film, two years after Kubrick’s death.

Abrams’s book Stanley Kubrick: New York Jewish Intellectual, was published in March by Rutgers University Press. He said that the Burning Secrets creenplay shows that Kubrick took a Viennese Jewish novel and translated it into a contemporary American idiom, just as he was to do with Eyes Wide Shut, which was based on another Viennese novella, Arthur Schnitzler’s 1926 Dream Story.

In Zweig’s original, the woman and her son are Jewish and the story is set in Austria. Abrams said: “Kubrick rewrites it and it’s contemporary American with American names.”

The boy is called Eddie rather than Edgar.

A version of Zweig’s novella, based on a different screenplay, was made in 1988 by Kubrick’s former assistant Andrew Birkin.

The screenplay is owned by the son of one of Kubrick’s former collaborators. Abrams discovered it while researching his next book, Eyes Wide Shut: Stanley Kubrick and the Making of His Final Film, to be published by Oxford University Press next year.
News and Theory / Re: Movie Quotes You Use Too Much In Real Life
« Last post by eward on July 14, 2018, 03:13:39 PM »
“Like Godzilla says to Mothra, man - let’s go eat some place.”
News and Theory / Re: Movie Quotes You Use Too Much In Real Life
« Last post by Fitzroy on July 14, 2018, 02:33:23 AM »
If somebody invites me to an event or asks me to help out a little late in the game:

“I always wanted to be in one of your fucking plays.”
News and Theory / Re: Movie Quotes You Use Too Much In Real Life
« Last post by WorldForgot on July 14, 2018, 12:29:27 AM »
"Teen Horniness is not a crime!"
News and Theory / Re: Movie Quotes You Use Too Much In Real Life
« Last post by Fuzzy Dunlop on July 13, 2018, 12:08:15 PM »
"I was born ready, Jack."
News and Theory / Re: Movie Quotes You Use Too Much In Real Life
« Last post by Reelist on July 13, 2018, 08:57:31 AM »
Whenever I’m looking for something I’ve misplaced or have forgotten what the thing is I’m looking for, I can’t help but think of Rosanna Arquette’s delivery of “what you are you looking for?!” the second time she says it (3:31)

Stanley Kubrick / Re: Discuss: Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey'
« Last post by vardhanam on July 12, 2018, 10:59:10 PM »
Hey, guys, so I re-watched 2001: A Space Odyssey, and I found this scene where I saw HAL (the supercomputer) hesitating. This was the first instance where I noticed something fishy about HAL's character. So I replayed the scene and I found that it was done using very basic editing. But somehow it had a profound impact on me, because in this one moment you see a trace of HAL's dark and complex mind. So I decided to make a video on it, to show how the simplest of film editing, if done right, can have such a strong impact on the viewer's mind. Do let me know what you guys feel about it.
News and Theory / Re: Assorted movie news
« Last post by polkablues on July 10, 2018, 03:24:31 PM »
I vaguely remember having seen a headline last year about Jordan Vogt-Roberts being attacked in a bar in Vietnam, but I had no idea the extent of it. These were seriously dangerous guys involved, and he's really lucky not to be dead right now.
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