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Title: Ang Lee discusses Kubrick's favorite shirt
Post by: tpfkabi on November 13, 2009, 02:03:46 PM
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/taking_woodstock/news/1854837/5/five_favourite_films_with_ang_lee

i thought this was weird, but on Ang Lee's Rotten Tomatoes 5 Fav Films list he talked about Kubrick's favorite shirt.

now i'm really wondering what the perfect shirt was in Kubrick's opinion.

"Yesterday I wore a particular shirt, which was Kubrick's favourite shirt. His last picture was costumed by an English costume designer who I used three times. She passed away a couple of years ago, but she said Kubrick had seven sets of this particular shirt. He'd only wear that shirt every day, so she made one for me and I love it. I just worship Kubrick. 2001, I couldn't really figure out what it was but I saw it when I was young and it captured me. It's like an acid trip! [laughs]"
Title: Re: Ang Lee discusses Kubrick's favorite shirt
Post by: Pubrick on December 07, 2009, 01:45:56 AM
just noticed this dumb question.

bigideas, look for clues in the quote. somewhere along the way you never learned that everything you ever need to know is actually right in front of you, at your fingertips, under your nose, staring you in the face. you just hav to trust that you can figure it out, which i doubt you have EVER tried.

ang lee says that he got this information from kubrick's last costume designer. this means whoever he worked with during Eyes Wide Shut. he also says that he wore this shirt every day.. which means he was quite probably wearing it during the making of eyes wide shut. well what is the FIRST thing you could search for in order to see what he was wearing at the time of EWS?

type "kubrick" into google image search.

(http://www.movieforum.com/people/makers/stanleykubrick/images/kubrick.jpg)

this is the official picture released around the making of Eyes Wide Shut. this is most likely the shirt. it's just a normal shirt. it's not "the perfect shirt ever made", it's just his favourite shirt. that's the shirt. mystery over.the inside one or the outside one, does it matter? they are both boring as hell and nothing special. look at PTA and his permanent brown shirt:

(http://img708.yfrog.com/img708/1175/645734.jpg)

he might well say the same thing about this shirt. he loves that thing. he sleeps in it (notice the creases).

it's up to each of us to find our own favourite shirt.
Title: Re: Ang Lee discusses Kubrick's favorite shirt
Post by: picolas on December 07, 2009, 02:33:19 AM
i call beige.
Title: Re: Ang Lee discusses Kubrick's favorite shirt
Post by: Stefen on December 07, 2009, 02:35:05 AM
That's the happiest I've ever seen Kubrick.
Title: Re: Ang Lee discusses Kubrick's favorite shirt
Post by: polkablues on December 07, 2009, 02:45:07 AM
It's a nice theory, p, but my money's on this bad boy:

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d179/polkablues/three_wolf_moon_shirt.jpg)
Title: Re: Ang Lee discusses Kubrick's favorite shirt
Post by: picolas on December 07, 2009, 04:00:56 AM
(http://www.mondotees.com/TimeCachedImageServlet?id=1711&resize=430x700)
Title: Re: Ang Lee discusses Kubrick's favorite shirt
Post by: hedwig on December 07, 2009, 11:47:19 AM
(http://modculture.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/12/21/stanleytee.jpg)
Title: Re: Ang Lee discusses Kubrick's favorite shirt
Post by: Pas on December 07, 2009, 12:01:26 PM
it's just a normal shirt. it's not "the perfect shirt ever made"

haha I love the notion implied in the original post that Kubrick's favorite shirt should be something mystical, with a rich history. probably from Tibet, blessed my various monks.

my favorite shirt is just a bit softer then the rest of them. 99% sure it's the same thing for Kubrick and everyone else.
Title: Re: Ang Lee discusses Kubrick's favorite shirt
Post by: MacGuffin on December 07, 2009, 12:08:17 PM
(http://images.productserve.com/preview/1418/41464525.jpg)
Title: Re: Ang Lee discusses Kubrick's favorite shirt
Post by: pete on December 07, 2009, 12:29:03 PM
I was in ang lee's hometown in taiwan last week and ate his favorite street food.

it was calamari in rice noodles soup
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3530/3919576336_0fb82bb511_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Ang Lee discusses Kubrick's favorite shirt
Post by: tpfkabi on December 07, 2009, 04:24:58 PM
just noticed this dumb question.

sure, man.
i think you held PT at gun point to release the Master info just so you could post on this thread.

i picture you like Robin Williams in One Hour Photo with the photo collage, except it's you with a collage of all my posts printed off.

time is valuable to me - you can't get it back, unlike money, you can make more, etc.

i don't think time is valuable to you though. the average person would post that supposedly EWS picture and give that info and do none of the rest. i truly wonder how time you spend (i would say 'waste' but that's just my opinion) on putting together a post like that.

the EWS thing did come to mind, but i don't hold Google searches/the internet as Grail.
knowing some people here are Kubrick fanatics i decided to skip the rat race and see if someone actually knew instead of guessing.
Title: Re: Ang Lee discusses Kubrick's favorite shirt
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 07, 2009, 04:52:06 PM
I'm particularly fascinated to find out Ang Lee confessing:

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I just worship Kubrick. 2001, I couldn't really figure out what it was but I saw it when I was young and it captured me. It's like an acid trip! [laughs]

Now, I'm no Kubrickologist, but is this the most insightful thing he could say about 2001 or Kubrick?  I figure, saying nothing says a lot more than comparing it to an acid trip.  Not to mention, he then proceeds to lol. 

2001's a good flick, though.  I felt some chick up during the monkeys because it was boring, but I turned it off once the astronauts went up to the monolith and that really annoying high pitch sound was blaring.  But I guess Kubrick is supposed to be some sort of genius.  Must smoke a lot of weed.
Title: Re: Ang Lee discusses Kubrick's favorite shirt
Post by: Pubrick on December 07, 2009, 04:56:57 PM
time is valuable to me - you can't get it back, unlike money, you can make more, etc.

i don't think time is valuable to you though. the average person would post that supposedly EWS picture and give that info and do none of the rest. i truly wonder how time you spend (i would say 'waste' but that's just my opinion) on putting together a post like that.

the EWS thing did come to mind, but i don't hold Google searches/the internet as Grail.
knowing some people here are Kubrick fanatics i decided to skip the rat race and see if someone actually knew instead of guessing.

post took 5 mins.

the fact you think it must take hours to do a google search and post the results suggests you are frighteningly incompetent at even the most basic tasks. no wonder time is more valuable to you than the rest of us. we have full use of our faculties which allow us to function easily in the world, to understand things, and to be able to type "kubrick" in the google search bar. we don't hav to struggle like you to remember how to breathe every single morning.

and "supposedly EWS"? jesus christ. it honestly wouldn't surprise me if you were a Sarah Palin fan. you hav to accept that there exist some things known as FACTS, REASON, RATIONALITY. here's proof, again, because i feel sorry for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBYJJzpxH9Q

that's the video kubrick prepared when he accepted the DGA lifetime achievement award. as he says in the video, in his own words from his own mouth which you can see with your own eyes (do you doubt them too??) it took place while he was filming Eyes Wide Shut. and just look at what he's wearing.

sorry to disappoint you, it's just a blue shirt with white buttons.
Title: Re: Ang Lee discusses Kubrick's favorite shirt
Post by: pete on December 07, 2009, 07:29:28 PM
I'm particularly fascinated to find out Ang Lee confessing:

Quote
I just worship Kubrick. 2001, I couldn't really figure out what it was but I saw it when I was young and it captured me. It's like an acid trip! [laughs]

Now, I'm no Kubrickologist, but is this the most insightful thing he could say about 2001 or Kubrick?  I figure, saying nothing says a lot more than comparing it to an acid trip.  Not to mention, he then proceeds to lol. 

2001's a good flick, though.  I felt some chick up during the monkeys because it was boring, but I turned it off once the astronauts went up to the monolith and that really annoying high pitch sound was blaring.  But I guess Kubrick is supposed to be some sort of genius.  Must smoke a lot of weed.

his under-reading of 2001 is almost compensated by your over-reading of his response.
Title: Re: Ang Lee discusses Kubrick's favorite shirt
Post by: Gold Trumpet on December 07, 2009, 08:04:47 PM
I like Kubrick's little personal quirks. I remember when I was a fan of Kubrick, I use to collect them as useful ancedotes, but sadly I've forgotten most of them since I never knew anyone to talk about Kubrick to. One I remember is that when he was making the Shining, it's said he ate a McDonald's Big Mac everyday. I remember every personal picture of him from the 90s, when he was wearing casual wear, it always seemed to be something from Eddie Bauer. That actually got me to buy some Eddie Bauer shirts, but the emulation gene died off quickly so I stopped caring about such details.
Title: Re: Ang Lee discusses Kubrick's favorite shirt
Post by: Pas on December 08, 2009, 07:11:21 AM
you remind me that in 2003 I went out and bought 2 pairs of beige pants and 4 white shirts at Sears to emulate the David Lynch look. Oh foolish youth. I guess I imagined some chick would come up to me and say : ''wait a minute, you look a awful lot like David Lynch in that Blue Velvet production still!''
Title: Re: Ang Lee discusses Kubrick's favorite shirt
Post by: SiliasRuby on December 08, 2009, 10:52:03 AM
Then she would say 'wanna fuck?'
Title: Re: Ang Lee discusses Kubrick's favorite shirt
Post by: Pas on December 08, 2009, 11:31:27 AM
or : ''wanna come over to my place and watch some ants eat a rotting chicken... then fuck?''

see http://www.thecityofabsurdity.com/losthighway/lhsound.html (http://www.thecityofabsurdity.com/losthighway/lhsound.html) under Trent Reznor for joke explanation
Title: Re: Ang Lee discusses Kubrick's favorite shirt
Post by: RegularKarate on December 08, 2009, 02:30:39 PM
(http://www.mondotees.com/TimeCachedImageServlet?id=1711&resize=430x700)

am I an asshole for having this shirt?
Title: Re: Ang Lee discusses Kubrick's favorite shirt
Post by: picolas on December 08, 2009, 02:51:27 PM
of course not. i just thought it would be funny if Kubrick was secretly worshipping Herzog all this time under his over shirt.
Title: Re: Ang Lee discusses Kubrick's favorite shirt
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 09, 2009, 12:30:36 AM
Or if he was like "Heh... it's the Danzig shirt, but with Herzog's name!  If anyone knows both of those things, they'll find it funny, but if they only know one of the two, they'll be like whaaa and if they don't know either, well, it's not like I'd be hanging out with them anyway."
Title: Re: Ang Lee discusses Kubrick's favorite shirt
Post by: tpfkabi on December 09, 2009, 02:14:13 PM
time is valuable to me - you can't get it back, unlike money, you can make more, etc.

i don't think time is valuable to you though. the average person would post that supposedly EWS picture and give that info and do none of the rest. i truly wonder how time you spend (i would say 'waste' but that's just my opinion) on putting together a post like that.

the EWS thing did come to mind, but i don't hold Google searches/the internet as Grail.
knowing some people here are Kubrick fanatics i decided to skip the rat race and see if someone actually knew instead of guessing.

post took 5 mins.

the fact you think it must take hours to do a google search and post the results suggests you are frighteningly incompetent at even the most basic tasks. no wonder time is more valuable to you than the rest of us. we have full use of our faculties which allow us to function easily in the world, to understand things, and to be able to type "kubrick" in the google search bar. we don't hav to struggle like you to remember how to breathe every single morning.

and "supposedly EWS"? jesus christ. you are one stupid cunt. it honestly wouldn't surprise me if you were a Sarah Palin fan. honest to god, you are that stupid. and because it is becoming apparent you must have some mental problem, i will try to go easy on you, but you hav to accept that there exist some things known as FACTS, REASON, RATIONALITY. here's proof, again, because i feel sorry for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBYJJzpxH9Q

that's the video kubrick prepared when he accepted the DGA lifetime achievement award. as he says in the video, in his own words from his own mouth which you can see with your own eyes (do you doubt them too??) it took place while he was filming Eyes Wide Shut. and just look at what he's wearing.

sorry to disappoint you, it's just a blue shirt with white buttons.

i voted for obama, but i don't really see how that is related to Kubrick or your opinion of what interests me enough to post about.

it doesn't take long to Google, it does however take long to verify something (anything) on the internet as fact.

i didn't expect it to be a flamboyant t-shirt with zig zags and designs (like the Shining carpet) it just seemed an interesting (very minute) detail in an interesting person's life to me.

i read the RT article, copied and pasted it and that was that. i didn't sit and ponder on it.

if you see a bigideas post, the best thing would be to just not waste time reading it.

if the consensus of the board is that a post i started is a waste of space, have a moderator PM me before anyone replies and i'll delete it.
Title: Re: Ang Lee discusses Kubrick's favorite shirt
Post by: polkablues on December 09, 2009, 02:29:56 PM
Three Wolf Moon, guys.  For real.  It's his power animal.