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Title: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Gold Trumpet on February 10, 2005, 05:07:09 PM
Yes, at the bottom it says $200. Start breaking piggy banks...

http://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/books/film/work/facts/00301.htm
Title: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Myxo on February 10, 2005, 08:09:58 PM
Wow, that looks amazing and would be an outstanding read!
Title: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: cowboykurtis on February 10, 2005, 08:44:17 PM
i wish you never showed me this
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Post by: El Duderino on February 10, 2005, 10:02:20 PM
as GDIDM would say: "I just creamed my pants!"
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 12, 2005, 12:44:40 AM
This volume has a bright future as a college textbook.
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Post by: GoneSavage on March 04, 2005, 05:19:15 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
This volume has a bright future as a college textbook.

It's priced as such as well.

These days my budget remains pretty thin but I will definitely start saving for this.  And shit like this is usually discounted in the first month of release.
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Post by: Kal on March 04, 2005, 07:19:05 PM
I'm pre-ordering this now... this looks so awsome!!!

It doesnt say the exact date it comes out though... does it?
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Post by: Ghostboy on March 04, 2005, 11:37:14 PM
Wow. That DOES look amazing. I'm suddenly two hundred dollars broker, and my bookshelf is yet another large Kubrick book fuller.

On a related note: I went to the Kubrick Archive Exhibit a few weeks ago in Berlin.

My god.

Words really can't describe it.

If you get the chance to go - don't hesitate. I'm planning on flying to wherever it lands first in the States (if it does come to the States) to see it again.
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Post by: grand theft sparrow on April 18, 2005, 12:23:06 PM
This review says, in a nutshell, "Hey, I don't like Kubrick that much but this free copy of an expensive book that I get paid to review made me realize that he's not just a visual wanker so if you don't like him either, put down your $200 and get this because it'll make you feel a little different about him... oh, and for the few of you who actually like him, you can buy it too."  

They couldn't get someone who appreciates Kubrick to review it?  

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7506399/site/newsweek/

Chasing Kubrick
A new book takes a painstaking look at one of cinema’s most important directors

WEB EXCLUSIVE
By Malcolm Jones
Newsweek
Updated: 11:48 a.m. ET April 15, 2005


April 15 - One of my personal markers of the importance a movie has for me is whether I can remember where I saw it. According to this system, about half of Stanley Kubrick’s movies rank right up at the top. I saw “Paths of Glory” as a teenager hooked on staying up late and watching old movies on television. I saw “A Clockwork Orange” as a college student visiting London. I saw “Barry Lyndon” on a long afternoon in a theater in North Carolina with about three other people, “Spartacus” in a tiny revival house that doubled as a Catholic church on Sundays in an upstate New York resort area. What’s noteworthy here is that I don’t like or even admire all these movies. In the case of “A Clockwork Orange,” I dislike it intensely. But that’s the thing with Kubrick: you can’t just not care. He never gave you that option. Good or bad, what he put up on the screen is indelible.
 
If you toss “The Stanley Kubrick Archives,” published this month by Taschen, onto the scales weighing directorial greatness, there’s no doubt that Kubrick would emerge as the best director of all time. This latest literary wet-kiss to Kubrick is a very heavy book. It is also beautifully and copiously illustrated, full of hundreds of still images from his films, and packed with essays, interviews with the director, notes for unmade films and a couple of posthumous tributes. Smartly edited by Alison Castle, this coffee-table tome with an intellect dissects Kubrick’s output in an exhaustive, film-by-film analysis. The first half is given over to copious still images from each of his movies. In the case of many directors, maybe most, this might be a waste of time. But in the case of Kubrick, who made only 12 movies, it makes sense, because his camera sense was so strong—and, in many cases, so static—that a still can bring a whole scene to life.

I can’t think of any director who routinely held shots longer than Kubrick. When it worked—as it does in the duel scene in the barn in “Barry Lyndon,” for example—the tension he created by not cutting away was truly marvelous. We’re accustomed as moviegoers to a certain rhythm in cutting. Some directors and editors cut a little faster or slower than others. Some, like Orson Welles, would mount tour de force shots that go on forever, like the opening of “Touch of Evil.” But most shots like that are fluid and they’re bravura; they call attention to themselves. Kubrick wasn’t above the occasional TA-DAH! moment—watching the camera track forever in front of the little kid on his Big Wheel in “The Shining,” you can almost hear him exclaiming, “Look what I can do with this Steadicam!” But mostly he put his technique in the service of something more profound than a drum roll. He set the camera up, turned it on and shot the scene. And shot and shot. One take might last five minutes. The interesting thing about this is how it makes you, the viewer, squirm. You almost look away from embarrassment because, well, you’re staring and it’s not polite to stare.

“Archives” is a physical marvel, just like Kubrick’s movies. It comes with a little CD-ROM with an interview with the director, and a piece of 70mm film from “2001” is tucked into a sleeve on the first page. You could use it for a bookmark if the book didn’t already have one of those cloth bookmarks sewn into its spine. But there’s lot of text, with original essays by Kubrick experts like Gene D. Phillips, memoirs by Kubrick friends like the writer Michael Herr and lots of reprinted interviews with Kubrick himself, who was so articulate that he could almost talk you into thinking that you like a film that you didn’t like.

Defending the nasty, poor, brutish and short view of life that pervades “Full Metal Jacket,” he told an interviewer, “You don’t have to make Frank Capra movies to like people. Capra presents a view of life as we all wish it really were., But I think you can still present a darker picture of life without disliking the human race. And I think Frank Capra movies are wonderful. And I wish life were like most any one of them. And I wish everybody were like Jimmy Stewart. But they’re not.” And perhaps because he was so strong-minded, he was becomingly unafraid to criticize himself: “I don’t much like ‘Spartacus’ … As for ‘Lolita,’ I’m aware that it doesn’t manage to capture the magic of Nabokov’s book, the magic that is in the style. ‘Lolita’ is a major example of how there are great books that just don’t make great films.”

“Archives” forces us to realize that Kubrick was much more than just a technique geek. He was a storyteller who spun his yarn in a uniquely cinematic fashion. The technique is a form of storytelling, or it was storytelling with film and editing, with less emphasis on dialogue and not a lot of emphasis on acting. The most famous example of what Kubrick could do with so-called pure cinema is the elision of several thousand years when a bone thrown into the air by an ape comes down as a spaceship in “2001: A Space Odyssey.” There are other, subtler touches that are no less important, such as the use of candles as the sole light source for the interiors in “Barry Lyndon.” You never doubt that this is indeed how it looked in the eighteenth century. More important, because we are spared the fake studio lighting of most period movies, the mind is not required to make allowances. One more veil between us and the story has been removed. These are small things, but when they are added together, they produce stories that could have been told no other way.

Later Kubrick movies-from “2001” on-move in great big chunks. At their best, their power is not so much propulsive as cumulative; at their worst, it’s like watching a boxcar occupy a railroad crossing, then slowly trundle off so another boxcar can take its place. So it’s easy to like a section here and there in a Kubrick movie without having to like the whole thing. I love the first half of “Full Metal Jacket.” I find the last half uninspired. I like the hominids in “2001” and the scenes with HAL on the spaceship. And here’s a marker for you: It has been pointed out by more than one critic that we owe our idea of what outer space looks like, at least in movies, to Kubrick. No filmmaker has seriously altered that look since “2001,” (although Ridley Scott did at least scuff up the spaceship part for 1979’s “Alien”-making it more like long-haul trucking, less like EPCOT). The intensity with which Kubrick imagined space as far back as 1968 is still our template.

He wasn’t perfect. He often allowed actors to ham it up so outrageously that you wonder if you aren’t watching a high school play. For every carefully modulated performance by a Sterling Hayden (“The Killing”) or a James Mason (“Lolita”), there is the scenery-chewing of a Jack Nicholson (”The Shining”) or a Patrick Magee (”A Clockwork Orange” and “Barry Lyndon”). Ryan O’Neal is famously clueless in “Barry Lyndon,” but since he’s playing a clueless man, it works. In fact, that is the one film in the last half of Kubrick’s career that I think works without qualification. It is achingly slow, but if you settle in and adapt yourself to the movie’s stately pace, it takes you over. People have complained, and rightly, about Kubrick’s chilliness. It’s a fair criticism for a lot of his work. Certainly he wasn’t sentimental. But given the appropriate material, his dourness permitted a kind of grudging, and therefore more persuasive, humanity to flourish. That’s why, in “Barry Lyndon,” arm’s-length is just the right length. We are always observing these people, never identifying with any of them, yet when the one-legged Barry, as battered by life as a man can be, emerges from that coach at the end of the movie, it is all but impossible not to sigh and say, “There but for the grace of God go all of us.”

“The Stanley Kubrick Archives” did not radically change my opinion of the director, but it did force me to respect him more. All of his movies are worth seeing at least once, and none is altogether without merit. His work can be airless and sometimes downright repellant, but you won’t mistake his work for anyone else’s, and in this age of cookie-cutter movies, that’s saying a lot. But having said that, I’ll still go out dancing with the ones I came in with: “Barry Lyndon,” “Dr. Strangelove” and “The Killing.” Of all these, “The Killing” is my favorite. A noir B-movie in its general outline-pulp fiction novelist Jim Thompson wrote the dialogue—“The Killing” is only Kubrick’s second commercial film, dating from 1956, and it is rarely mentioned by fans as one of his best, perhaps because it would embarrass them to admit that it may be his best. The editing, the long shots-all the trademarks of later Kubrick films-are here. And he never had a better pack of actors, led by Elisha Cook Jr. and Sterling Hayden, whose ravaged face alone was a performance-a creased roadmap to every dead-end life there ever was. Claustrophobic, misanthropic and quick as a trapped rat in a corner, it is a great movie and reason enough for me to always love Stanley Kubrick.
Title: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: cowboykurtis on May 09, 2005, 05:51:11 PM
anyone picked this up yet?

a little peek inside:
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/kubrick-archives.htm

looks wonderful
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Post by: Pubrick on May 10, 2005, 09:14:31 AM
it would be cool if it came in one of the boxes he designed.
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Post by: Gamblour. on May 10, 2005, 11:05:14 AM
Hahaha, I get that.
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Post by: Pubrick on May 10, 2005, 11:14:28 AM
Quote from: Gamblor Posts Drunk
Hahaha, I get that.

ah, but do u get this..
Quote from: Bethie
Prettttty pretttty prettty good.
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Post by: Gamblour. on May 10, 2005, 11:48:47 AM
No, indeed I do not. But, anyhow: Bunuel (search is fantastic)
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Post by: Weak2ndAct on May 11, 2005, 11:01:24 PM
Okay.  I've seen the book.  I didn't dare touch my roommate's copy, for fear of contaminating it.  

It is the coolest thing ever.  If you like Kubrick, you be devastated.  If you love Kubrick... well, just fucking mug someone if you don't have the cash.  And for fuck's sake, the thing comes in a cardboard box briefcase.  

The book is huge, the pictures are beautiful, and I might just have to murder my roommate so it will be mine.

W O W.
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Post by: cowboykurtis on May 13, 2005, 01:34:35 PM
does any one know if the edition with the 70mm neg have been bought up?

did they print a limited number of the books? i'm worried this is a limited edition print, and i'm gonna miss the boat.
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Post by: meatball on May 13, 2005, 06:30:47 PM
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/kubrick-archives.htm
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Post by: Pubrick on May 13, 2005, 10:20:49 PM
oh, the same link from page 1? thanks.
Title: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Pubrick on May 23, 2005, 08:46:40 AM
so how many are in the first pressing of the book? and what frames did u get? also, can u tell me in the (perfect) metric system the dimensions of the book wide open? also the weight if u can. i could convert the specs from what amazon says but that will kill the impact. thanks.

i'm gonna get this.
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Post by: Fernando on May 23, 2005, 01:13:25 PM
I just received this as a gift.

WOW!

I haven't seen it all but the pics of his films are awesome, so for me the best is yet to come.

Quote from: Pubrick

so how many are in the first pressing of the book?


:yabbse-raiseshand:

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and what frames did u get?


Not so lucky in that department, not that I'm complaining, it's a graphic, I know of guys who got frames from the disconnection of HAL and from HAL himself, those lucky bastards.  :yabbse-angry:

Quote from: Pubrick

also, can u tell me in the (perfect) metric system the dimensions of the book wide open?


Not now, I'm at work, but I'll get back to you tomorrow.

Quote from: Pubrick

also the weight if u can. i could convert the specs from what amazon says but that will kill the impact. thanks.


I'm not sure if I can help you there, I had something in the house but apparently doesn't work right now, I'll check later.

Quote from: Pubrick


i'm gonna get this.


You should have gotten this by yesterday already, GO BUY NOW!
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Post by: modage on May 23, 2005, 02:56:17 PM
i am using this book as further motivation to find a job in new york.  when, (if) i can get a job in my field i will reward myself with the Eraserhead (& Shorts) DVD's and this book.  let's hope this happens soon.
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Post by: cowboykurtis on May 23, 2005, 04:34:01 PM
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i will reward myself with the Eraserhead (& Shorts) DVD's and this book.  let's hope this happens soon.


a quick sidetrack - has anyone had problems with their eraserhead dvd? ive watched mine only three times and its already disintegrating - can't watch it anymore - i get digital fragments all over the screen - maybe these dvds were not authored correctly.

anyone else experience these technical difficulties?
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Post by: Brazoliange on May 23, 2005, 05:39:30 PM
mine and my friend's Eraserhead DVDs are fine..
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Post by: Fernando on May 24, 2005, 08:55:20 AM
Quote from: Fernando


Quote from: Pubrick

also, can u tell me in the (perfect) metric system the dimensions of the book wide open?


Not now, I'm at work, but I'll get back to you tomorrow.



82cm or 32.28"

I have a scale also but its broken, so I can't help you with the weight thing.
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Post by: Pubrick on May 24, 2005, 09:14:55 AM
brilliant. thanks.

amazon now says it's $126.00. wha?

i guess the first run is over?
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Post by: cowboykurtis on May 24, 2005, 07:01:46 PM
how are neg. frames contained - are they in a negative holder that is seperate from the book?  

id probably mount and frame the neg if i had one of these sweet little guys - shit i gotta get this.

also is it actual work print neg or a interpositive release print neg?
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Post by: cowboykurtis on May 24, 2005, 07:43:21 PM
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the frames are held in a plastic sleeve that is stuck onto one the first pages of the book.

i don't know much about film. but i think, i'm guessing, it's a interpositive release print neg. i really don't know the difference. sorry. maybe you could explain the difference and i could tell you which it is.


the best way to determine is seeing if the image is in a positive color space or negative color space.
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Post by: cowboykurtis on June 07, 2005, 07:42:12 PM
has anyone listened to the audio interview yet?

its really such a joy to hear such an in depth and casual conversation with him.

before this I think I had heard no more than 30 seconds of audio from kubrick.
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Post by: Pubrick on June 08, 2005, 09:39:17 AM
my order was cancelled and i'm getting a refund cos the ppl selling it are jerks.

i will try again, dammit, i prolly won't get a print. the novelty of it is half the point!
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Post by: Fernando on June 08, 2005, 10:22:40 AM
Quote from: Pubrick
my order was cancelled and i'm getting a refund cos the ppl selling it are jerks.

i will try again, dammit, i prolly won't get a print. the novelty of it is half the point!


Damn, that really sucks! Where did you order it?

If it wasn't through amazon you should try that, I had no problem at all with it.
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Post by: Pubrick on June 08, 2005, 11:39:08 AM
Quote from: Fernando
Damn, that really sucks! Where did you order it?

If it wasn't through amazon you should try that, I had no problem at all with it.

i ordered it through amazon's market place, the dealer was superbookdeals (they had a faster shipping rate than amazon which says they will ship within 1-2 months that's SHIP, then i'd hav to wait another 3 weeks for it to get here). two weeks after i placed the order and supposedly while the item was already on its way, they email me to tell me they don't really hav it in the first place.  so.. i'm gonna get it from another place. to tell u the truth i'm getting kind of over it..
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Post by: cowboykurtis on June 08, 2005, 01:17:07 PM
I had a good experience ordering straight from Taschen. Took about 2 weeks to arrive.
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Post by: cowboykurtis on June 09, 2005, 12:07:16 AM
What is everyone's opinion of the editing of the book?

I think overall the book is put together pretty well. However, im not crazy about the first half - specifically the image choices - the sizes that were chosen (and not) are not always the best descision.

There are many frame grabs that are blown up bigger than others that are not dynamic, where other frames/shots that are much more interesting and derrivitave of the film's style/texture, are left smaller.

I think the second half is much more valuable.
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Post by: sickfins on June 09, 2005, 09:02:53 PM
the book is very delicious.  one of my favourite picture sets is one from ews
i have taken a picture of the book with a digital camera

(http://www.sickfins.info/wow1.jpg)
(http://www.sickfins.info/wow2.jpg)

if you think that looks amazing, you should see the rest of this motherfucker.  it will blow you away
ps note cruise's sneakers (ha ha ha)
Title: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Pubrick on June 09, 2005, 11:58:20 PM
get quick, sick.. http://xixax.com/viewtopic.php?p=189860#189860
Title: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: sickfins on June 10, 2005, 10:13:45 PM
i've seen those...
but i don't see my special pictures there
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Post by: abuck1220 on June 19, 2005, 02:06:22 AM
this thing is amazing...i'd cuddle up with it and sleep next to it like a teddy bear if it wasn't the size of a suitcase. i honestly can't believe that such a cool book exists. the pictures, the interviews, the behind the scenes shit...wow. you'll see more pictures of kubrick on the set in two pages of this book than you have in your entire life previously.

and for those wondering, i just ordered mine last week (from amazon), and i got the 70 mm film frame thing.
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Post by: Pubrick on June 19, 2005, 06:52:15 AM
Quote from: abuck1220
and for those wondering, i just ordered mine last week (from amazon), and i got the 70 mm film frame thing.

was it $126?
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Post by: abuck1220 on June 19, 2005, 10:50:24 PM
yep.
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Post by: Fernando on June 20, 2005, 10:48:55 AM
Quote from: abuck1220
and for those wondering, i just ordered mine last week (from amazon), and i got the 70 mm film frame thing.


What frame did you get?


And P, buy it, you won't regret it.
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Post by: Pubrick on June 20, 2005, 10:53:56 AM
Quote from: Fernando
And P, buy it, you won't regret it.

i already bought it once. and i just did again.. second time lucky  :yabbse-undecided:.
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Post by: Fernando on June 20, 2005, 10:59:08 AM
Quote from: Fernando
And again P, buy it again, you won't regret it again :?: .


 :shock:  :yabbse-wink:  :yabbse-grin:  :kiss:
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Post by: cowboykurtis on June 20, 2005, 12:29:44 PM
I'm really happy with the frame I got - It's the image of Dr. Bowman in the Pod with a horizontal sliver of light framing his eyes.
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Post by: abuck1220 on June 21, 2005, 03:12:13 PM
Quote from: Fernando
Quote from: abuck1220
and for those wondering, i just ordered mine last week (from amazon), and i got the 70 mm film frame thing.


What frame did you get?




it's the hand of one of the astronauts flipping a switch or something. it may be when he's shutting down HAL...i can't tell for sure. i'll have to look for it when i watch the movie again.

i didn't realize that the strip came from a 70 mm print owned by kubrick until i read it on the page that the strip comes in. i don't know if that means it came from one of 1,000 prints stacked in a warehouse somewhere, but that kubrick technically 'owned', or if it was one of a few prints he viewed at his home or something.
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Post by: picolas on June 21, 2005, 03:27:55 PM
i got Poole floating away after Bowman releases him from the pod, then cut to Bowman watching.

( (http://xixax.com/files/picolas/frames.jpg) )
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Post by: Fernando on June 21, 2005, 05:07:07 PM
PICOLAS U FREAKING LUCKY BASTARD!  :evil: :yabbse-cool:
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Post by: cowboykurtis on June 21, 2005, 05:34:05 PM
Quote from: picolas
i got Poole floating away after Bowman releases him from the pod, then cut to Bowman watching.

( (http://xixax.com/files/picolas/frames.jpg) )


I serious think I may have the 12 frames after this - mine is just Bowman's face watching - that exact image
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Post by: picolas on June 21, 2005, 07:46:09 PM
in the next couple of frames it's this
(http://www.xixax.com/files/picolas/nextframe.jpg)

then this
(http://www.xixax.com/files/picolas/nextframe1.jpg)
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Post by: cron on June 23, 2005, 06:05:43 PM
(http://myspace-264.vo.llnwd.net/00138/46/24/138474264_l.jpg)
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Post by: Pubrick on June 23, 2005, 11:01:26 PM
hhaha fucking brilliant, i was waiting for that ^^^.
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Post by: cron on June 29, 2005, 04:16:07 PM
it costs 200 dlls again at amazon.

jesus h, i say it's too much. will the price ever drop, anyone?
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Post by: Pozer on June 29, 2005, 09:48:43 PM
Glad I ordered mine on saturday for 126 then. I recieved this today and CANNOT stop looking at it. The script notes, the images, the behind the scenes, the stories... such an inspirational piece of work. This is gonna sound lame, but it's cool to see that he wrote notes like I do. I don't know, everything from writing notes on the poster for The Shining: 'must say terrifying, supernatural - maybe.' Stuff like that.

And the notes and images from A.I. and Napoleon(I love the letters he wrote to the historian asking questions like would Napoleon have celebrated New years or was it forbiddon) and the news paper clippings... amazing, amazing, amazing. You will not be dissapointed in this book, dear lord. I've been reading for hours and have not even made a dent.

Fear not, P. It still comes with the film strip. I got the console with Hal's eye:
(http://www.indelibleinc.com/kubrick/films/2001/images/hal_console.jpg)

quite pleased.
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Post by: tpfkabi on June 29, 2005, 11:03:55 PM
how much does the shipping alone cost?
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Post by: Pozer on July 02, 2005, 12:17:25 PM
$3.99
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Post by: Pozer on July 02, 2005, 12:20:37 PM
Quote from: picolas
i got Poole floating away after Bowman releases him from the pod, then cut to Bowman watching.

( (http://xixax.com/files/picolas/frames.jpg) )

I think you got the best half a second ever. Lucky mother fo.
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Post by: tpfkabi on July 02, 2005, 05:34:17 PM
Quote from: POZER
$3.99


for an 18 pound package?
hmm.

well, i wish i would have checked this post while the book was still 120.
i probably would have gotten it then.
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Post by: Pubrick on July 02, 2005, 10:58:50 PM
Quote from: bigideas
Quote from: POZER
$3.99


for an 18 pound package?
hmm.

yep amazon still counts it as a book.
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Post by: Pozer on July 02, 2005, 11:04:54 PM
Just get the book. Look at it as an investment in knowledge. Pretend it's a book you need for a course, you won't regret it.
The only trouble I have is storing the thing. It's so fragile. As of now I keep it in the brief case box it came in.
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Post by: MacGuffin on July 03, 2005, 12:12:46 AM
Quote from: bigideas
well, i wish i would have checked this post while the book was still 120.
i probably would have gotten it then.


Try Strand Books. They have it for $140.
http://www.strandbooks.com/profile/?isbn=3822822841&itemno=0

The shipping is: Economy $3.50
   Standard Ground $4.50
   UPS Second Day Air $7.00
   Next Day Air $14.00

I've ordered some books through them before and haven't had any problems.
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Post by: tpfkabi on July 03, 2005, 12:58:36 AM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Quote from: bigideas
well, i wish i would have checked this post while the book was still 120.
i probably would have gotten it then.


Try Strand Books. They have it for $140.
http://www.strandbooks.com/profile/?isbn=3822822841&itemno=0

The shipping is: Economy $3.50
   Standard Ground $4.50
   UPS Second Day Air $7.00
   Next Day Air $14.00

I've ordered some books through them before and haven't had any problems.


ok, thanks.
i e-mailed them to see if that had the 2001 frames.

Barnes and Nobles has it for $140, too. $126 for members.
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Post by: Ordet on July 05, 2005, 03:38:58 AM
Just ordered mine...Im so happy.
I'll let you know if it has the frames
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Post by: tpfkabi on July 05, 2005, 05:59:29 PM
Strand got back with me..........they are infact the 1st Editions w/frames.
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Post by: Pubrick on July 11, 2005, 12:29:28 PM
took forever but it finally came. this is the exact frame i got, which i recognized immediately:

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/pubrick/12frames50b.png)

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  :yabbse-sad: .

on a side note, there was this taschen catalogue thrown in with the book.. it's pretty much gay porn.  :shock:

tonite i am sleeping with both.
Title: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Pozer on July 11, 2005, 06:56:21 PM
Awesome frames!  I should be happy I didn't end up with end credits.

Yeah, I disregarded the gay porn mag and my brother found it and had questions.  No dust particles with mine that I noticed.  The first half with the prints are just so wonderful to have and look at all together though, aren't they?  I look at the Barry Lyndon section and it makes me want to go outside and shoot whatever nature setting I can find.  In fact, I was helping my uncle out with this shoot and we were photographing scenes from the Bible.  I started placing candles everywhere.
Title: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: cowboykurtis on July 11, 2005, 08:36:42 PM
from what i understand tashchen plans on releasing a book focused on  kubrick's Napoleon - let me find the article and ill post it as soon as I do.
Title: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: cowboykurtis on July 11, 2005, 08:40:06 PM
excerpt from an interview with the book's editor, Allison Castle....and here it is:

AC: Surely "Napoleon" would have been a phenomenal film if Kubrick had been able to find the backing for the project. "A.I" would also have been amazing, if Kubrick had lived long enough to make use of the effects technology we have now. In fact, any film that he might have made would have been a Kubrick film, and thus an exceptional piece of cinema. (You might say I'm biased, but this is how I feel.)

SS: Are you aware of any developments in the release of the Napoleon screenplay?

AC: The screenplay will be published in TASCHEN's upcoming book about Kubrick's "Napoleon" project, due next spring.
Title: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Pubrick on July 11, 2005, 11:02:00 PM
Quote from: cowboykurtis
AC: The screenplay will be published in TASCHEN's upcoming book about Kubrick's "Napoleon" project, due next spring.

when is spring? i get confused when ppl talk in seasons, no one does that here. your spring is our autumn.. so next march-june.
Title: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: cowboykurtis on July 12, 2005, 12:33:12 AM
Quote from: Pubrick
Quote from: cowboykurtis
AC: The screenplay will be published in TASCHEN's upcoming book about Kubrick's "Napoleon" project, due next spring.

so next march-june.


exactly
Title: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Fernando on July 13, 2005, 12:29:30 PM
So far in the frame-o-meter awesomeness Picolas still wins IMO, P's frame is amazing as well, and sadly I'm at the bottom with a damn graphic, but I shouldn't complain since it was a gift, should I?

BTW, someone mentioned that the one who get the bone cut space ship would be winner, I agreed until I thought of the last frames, star child then cut to Directed by...or the same but at the beginning, now that would be uber fantastic, then would come of course the bone/space ship cut.
Title: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Fernando on July 28, 2005, 05:27:20 PM
In the SK exhibition site they just added a virtual tour of it.

I only checked the EWS section and it wasn't good, anyway, there's the link if someone wants to check it out.

http://www.stanleykubrick.de/
Title: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: cowboykurtis on July 28, 2005, 05:46:54 PM
is there any indication of this showing in the States?
Title: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Pubrick on July 28, 2005, 09:20:08 PM
Quote from: Fernando
I only checked the EWS section and it wasn't good

basically it's the book pages stuck on walls, with really cool lighting (sections of the shining) and real life props. as with the book, a disproportionally large section is devoted to 2001, with the rest getting second-rate treatment.

what is up with that? sure 2001 is his acknowledged masterpiece, perhaps his most accessible or most obvious one, but why comparatively snub the other movies? as if he didn't hav just as much material for each film to support equal number of pages, or m².

the exhibition will be in melbourne for the australian summer. so i might check it out. if only to tell them to correct the text on the wall of the FMJ section, "i live in a world of shit."
Title: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: cowboykurtis on July 28, 2005, 09:37:08 PM
what is the correct quote?... is it -- "I AM in a world of shit?" -- thats what I recall - haven't seen it for a while though...
Title: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Pubrick on July 28, 2005, 09:46:30 PM
Quote from: cowboykurtis
what is the correct quote?... is it -- "I AM in a world of shit?"

yes, both times.
Title: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: cron on August 28, 2005, 06:29:26 PM
what's up with those mask posters of ews in the virtual tour at stanleykubrick.de  ?? were those prototypes or used?
Title: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Pubrick on August 29, 2005, 02:09:43 AM
Quote from: cronopio
what's up with those mask posters of ews in the virtual tour at stanleykubrick.de  ?? were those prototypes or used?

according to the SKA:
"This proposal for the film's poster, designed by Katharina Kubrick Hobbs and
Christiane Kubrick, was rejected in favor of a design more clearly showing the film's two stars."
Title: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: MacGuffin on September 02, 2005, 03:51:30 PM
UPS just dropped my copy off.

 :shock:

 :yabbse-grin:

 :drool:

I'm happy with my frames. I got:

(http://www.stanleykubrick.org/photogallery/2001-a-space-odyssey-movie/2001_movie_30.jpg)

But the wider two-shot with both Frank and Dave eating and watching. (If someone wants to be a cool cat and screen-cap it for me.)
Title: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Fernando on September 02, 2005, 05:25:12 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
UPS just dropped my copy off.

 :shock:

 :yabbse-grin:

 :drool:

I'm happy with my frames.


Congrats my friend, cool frames you got there.  :yabbse-thumbup:

Can't help you with the caps, but wait...don't you have that dvd to make it or are you just lazy?  :yabbse-angry:  :yabbse-wink:

Maybe on monday I can do i if somebody else hasn't already.
Title: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: MacGuffin on September 02, 2005, 07:57:46 PM
Quote from: Fernando
Can't help you with the caps, but wait...don't you have that dvd to make it or are you just lazy?  :yabbse-angry:  :yabbse-wink:


I don't have screen-capping software anymore (due to total computer rebooting), and no web space to host it.
Title: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Ghostboy on September 02, 2005, 08:31:00 PM
That virtual exhibit doesn't do justice to actually seeing the exhibit. It's true that the biggest overall section is for 2001 - I guess they just have the most props left over from that one (plus there's one room dedicated solely to front screen projection technology).

But what you don't get to see in the virtual version are the hundreds of pages of Kubrick notes and correspondence and annotated shooting scripts; the massive assortment of passionate letters to and from Kubrick regarding Lolita and Dr. Strangelove; the great in-jokes contained within the prop newspapers printed for Eyes Wide Shut; the Napoleon card catalog; etc. etc. etc. It's really quite a bit more substantial than props with cool lighting.
Title: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: jigzaw on September 22, 2005, 03:53:16 PM
Quote from: cowboykurtis
is there any indication of this showing in the States?


I second that.  Any chance of Americans seeing this exhibit of one of the greatest American filmmakers??
Title: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: MacGuffin on October 25, 2005, 12:17:12 PM
Kubrick Archives to Be Housed in London

The archives of Stanley Kubrick one of the most comprehensive collections of film production materials in the world will be housed at a London arts school from the summer of 2006.

Boxes of scripts, research documents, correspondence, costumes, props, models and film equipment will be displayed at the University of the Arts' London College of Communication for public viewing and student research, the college announced Monday.

The archives "have a depth and breadth that we wanted to make available so that future generations have an understanding of the way that Stanley worked," Kubrick's widow, Christiane Kubrick, said in a statement.
 
The London school was selected because Kubrick spent most of his life in Britain, said Christiane, who is a painter and an alumna of a branch of the university, St. Martin's School of Art.

Born in New York in 1928, Kubrick moved to England in 1961 and stayed in Britain until his death at 70 in 1999.

His films include "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb," "2001: A Space Odyssey," "A Clockwork Orange" and "Barry Lyndon."

"In the whole history of movies, there has been nothing like Kubrick's vision," said Steven Spielberg, who was a friend of the director. "It was a vision of hope and wonder, of grace and of mystery, of humor and contradictions.

"I am pleased to hear that his archives are going to University of the Arts London, which will ensure his legacy and vision are kept alive."

The university will construct a center for archives and special collections on the LCC campus in south London to house Kubrick's material.

His family will own the archives but the school will be responsible for the upkeep.

The university has started a fund-raising campaign to maintain and promote the archive and will be seeking an endowment to support it indefinitely.

(http://us.movies1.yimg.com/entertainment.yahoo.com/images/ent/ap/20051025/lmc801_britain_people_kubrick.sff.jpg)
This undated image provided by the Kubrick Archive released Monday, Oct. 24, 2005, shows one of the exhibits from the archives of American filmmaker Stanley Kubrick which will be housed at the London arts school starting Summer 2006. This undated still from the set of the Kubrick film "Eyes wide shut", shows Kubrick, 2nd left, with Tom Cruise, left, Julienne Davis as the corpse and director of photography on the film Larry Smith, right.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: modage on December 28, 2005, 07:50:46 PM
my frame:

(http://www.coryeverett.com/images/XIXAX/kubrickframe.jpg)
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Pubrick on December 28, 2005, 08:02:39 PM
fuck, anything in the white room is automatically the best.

someone somewhere is close to getting the best frames of all time. what a great time to be alive.. for them.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Pozer on December 28, 2005, 08:26:33 PM
That's it, I"m buying another one just for that chance dammit.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Fernando on December 30, 2005, 03:21:45 PM
PICOLAS MODAGE U FREAKING LUCKY BASTARD!  :evil: :yabbse-cool:

Seriously, wow, what a frame you got, P is right as he always is in Kubrick matters.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Anonymous Joe on January 05, 2006, 08:14:16 PM
I just got mine. really great book.

My frame is where Bowmen is at the table looking at himself in the bed.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: JG on August 27, 2006, 10:40:15 AM
how would i go about finding out if its still first edition?  i'm finally ready, and now consider myself enough of a kubrick fan, to shell out the dough for this. 
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: JG on August 27, 2006, 05:02:11 PM
is the purchase worth it without the frames?  amazon lists it as 126 now anyway. 

EDIT:  Nevermind.
if you don't get the frames the book is still worth the money.

screw it, i'm getting it. 
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Chest Rockwell on August 27, 2006, 08:51:21 PM
I think this is the frame I got, as it's the only one I've found that looks close to it.

(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/8338/2001wq3.jpg)

And yes, the book itself is worth it; the frames were just the clincher.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: I Don't Believe in Beatles on August 27, 2006, 08:56:27 PM
My frame looks like this, minus the chairs:

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/StonerSunRising/mission08.jpg)
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Pozer on August 28, 2006, 12:41:02 PM
mine is exactly that - with chairs
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: hedwig on September 06, 2006, 03:00:41 PM
here's what i got..
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/Leven321/small2001skaframe.jpg)

is the purchase worth it without the frames?  amazon lists it as 126 now anyway. 
just so everyone knows, amazon is still selling books from the first pressing with the frames included. for some reason they're shipping them out of order, so if you buy one now you might get frames from the middle of the movie.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Fernando on September 06, 2006, 03:36:39 PM
PICOLAS MODAGE HEDWIG U FREAKING LUCKY BASTARD!  :evil: :yabbse-cool:

Best frame so far.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: JG on September 06, 2006, 08:09:59 PM
here's what i got..
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/Leven321/small2001skaframe.jpg)

is the purchase worth it without the frames?  amazon lists it as 126 now anyway. 
just so everyone knows, amazon is still selling books from the first pressing with the frames included. for some reason they're shipping them out of order, so if you buy one now you might get frames from the middle of the movie.

wow thank you so much. 
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Pubrick on September 07, 2006, 01:29:01 AM
here's what i got..
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/Leven321/small2001skaframe.jpg)
you know you're sending that to me right.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/pubrick/emoticons/fryanim2.gif)
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: cine on September 07, 2006, 01:39:49 AM
lets send it to neil's stalker as an obscure scare tactic.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/pubrick/emoticons/fryanim2.gif)
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Ghostboy on September 15, 2006, 07:05:21 PM
I finally bought a copy. My frame(s):

(http://www.road-dog-productions.com/weblog/2001_frame.jpg)
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: JG on September 20, 2006, 05:14:29 PM
After much waiting, debating, and then some more waiting, its finally here.  School will have to take the back seat for a while, this is a huge thrill for me. 

Here's the frame:

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m160/DxUyNzN/PDVD_001.jpg)
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Chest Rockwell on September 20, 2006, 07:57:17 PM
Well it would seem my frame < everyone else's.

Figures.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: JG on September 21, 2006, 06:13:16 AM
i've already read the shining and eyes wide shut section (my 2 favs).   :)

anyways, how are you suppose to get that audio CD out, i'm scared i'll do it wrong and ruin the packaging, and its only a few inches away from my precious frames! 
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Pubrick on September 21, 2006, 06:34:01 AM
anyways, how are you suppose to get that audio CD out,
with your fingers.

if you're scared this will rip the page, lose some weight.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Pozer on September 21, 2006, 02:26:08 PM
anyways, how are you suppose to get that audio CD out,
with your fingers.

if you're scared this will rip the page, lose some weight.
i gotta admit i was a bit of a puss about it too.  it's got a flap underneath on the plastic that you open.  don't peel the whole thing off.

i've had the book for a while now, and when i'm lacking inspiration (especially on a saturday morn) nothing provides a better kick in the arse than that mammoth mfer. 

best. purchase. ever.     
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: JG on September 21, 2006, 04:54:58 PM
yeah i wasn't sure if it was suppose to come right off. 

Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: bonanzataz on September 22, 2006, 11:32:54 AM
After much waiting, debating, and then some more waiting, its finally here.  School will have to take the back seat for a while, this is a huge thrill for me. 

Here's the frame:

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m160/DxUyNzN/PDVD_001.jpg)

me too. this frame always makes me feel really weird whenver i see it b/c it's slightly off center and off kilter while the rest of the film's shots are so perfectly composed. i don't know how much i like having this frame in my house.

yeah, i gave into peer pressure. all you guys were getting them and they looked so big and impressive. like my dick. i had to have one.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Chest Rockwell on September 22, 2006, 01:40:33 PM
But your dick got that much bigger soon as the book walked into your house. Girls dig it.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: MacGuffin on September 23, 2006, 09:28:10 PM
Thankfully I have my own pride and joy copy.

Which frames do you have?
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: tpfkabi on September 26, 2006, 10:58:19 PM
and all the recent buyers have gone through Amazon?

i'm still debating...  :ponder:
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Pubrick on September 26, 2006, 11:02:30 PM
i'm still debating...  :ponder:
what the hell are you debating? it's been more than a year of positive reviews. if you've got the money, get it. if you don't, don't get it.

i hope they've discontinued it by now.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Chest Rockwell on September 26, 2006, 11:51:48 PM
and all the recent buyers have gone through Amazon?

i'm still debating...  :ponder:
Is $200 really THAT big a deal in the grand scheme of things?...considering how much everyone that's bought the book thus far swears by its eternal blessedness. Shit, you could even get star child.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: gob on September 28, 2006, 04:55:01 PM
I own a copy and tis truly a thing of beauty. If you're a Kubrick fan and have a bit of money then it makes sense.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: tpfkabi on September 28, 2006, 07:01:53 PM
if i can get Amazon to confirm it's still the first run print with the stills, then i'm probably going to get it.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: JG on September 28, 2006, 07:15:27 PM
well i got it from amazon a couple weeks ago and it was first print. 
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: tpfkabi on September 30, 2006, 12:55:56 AM
ok. finally heard back from them. they said it did have frames but i'd be disappointed since it seems half of them show a dog bone and the other half seem almost to be a space ship taken out of Star Wars or something.

hook.
line.
and
sinker.
zing.

no, they said they could not confirm it, so if i don't get them you will all give me one frame each from your sets.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: tpfkabi on October 06, 2006, 06:40:14 PM
bastards........getting my hopes up and all.

i got probably the worst frames of all.

you see parts of two planets and that's it.

the Creative Process pages that stick out were bent up and the same corner was as well.

anxious to be able to look through it though.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: bonanzataz on October 10, 2006, 12:54:45 AM
I finally bought a copy. My frame(s):

(http://www.road-dog-productions.com/weblog/2001_frame.jpg)

hehe. gb got a sphincter.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Sunrise on October 26, 2006, 02:48:58 PM
i hope they've discontinued it by now.

They have not...which is lucky for me. The Archives arrived Tuesday from Amazon and it's amazing. It has even exceeded my expectations. My frames are represented by my new avatar.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Chest Rockwell on October 26, 2006, 02:53:33 PM
My frames are represented by my new avatar.
::looks over while peeing at the urinal:: "...nice watch."
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: tpfkabi on October 26, 2006, 06:30:19 PM
So the books aren't in any kind of order then. I got the suckiest frames of all time. Of course, I guess someone got the Intermission.

I've been watching his films and then reading the sections on them. I need to rent Paths of Glory next. Thanks to the TCM Short Festival I got to watch his first two shorts.
No access to Seafarers or Fear & Desire.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Sunrise on October 26, 2006, 07:25:26 PM
I need to rent Paths of Glory next.

Don't you mean buy?
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: tpfkabi on October 26, 2006, 09:40:51 PM
I had seen all Kubrick already besides Killer's Kiss and the two mentioned above.
Just thought reading through it would be a good excuse to rewatch his filmography.
Some I have only seen once and a long time ago.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Pubrick on October 26, 2006, 11:43:59 PM
Just thought reading through it would be a good excuse to rewatch his filmography.
you need an excuse?
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: RegularKarate on December 18, 2006, 12:04:53 PM
So I know it's been almost two years since this came out and you guys are probably done with this discussion, but I'd like to introduce this problem I'm facing.

Last year, I wanted this for Christmas, but we were so broke, it just wasn't going to happen.  This year, I've been doing a good deal of hinting, but I saw my present wrapped under the tree and I'm pretty sure my wife has gotten me this:

(http://www.taschen.com/media/images/190/ms_kubrick.jpg) (http://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/books/film/all/facts/03614.htm)

Now, does anyone here have this one?
I don't want to be an asshole.. this isn't her fault, she found the Taschen Kubrick book... she just didn't realize (or forgot) there were two.

Is this thing half as good as the Archives?  Should I just keep it and wait and buy the Archives later (and risk it selling out or something) or should I be kind of a dick and return it and place the amount I get back towards buying the Archives?
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Fernando on December 18, 2006, 02:35:19 PM
A friend bought it and although I didn't read anything I wasn't too impressed by it (and this was before the archives), so in the archive-o-meter it rates too low if at all; I say be kind with your wife and tell her thanks for helping you get this other 'must own now' book.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: modage on December 18, 2006, 02:46:49 PM
wait till Dec 26th to serve her the divorce papers.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Xx on December 18, 2006, 03:53:00 PM
...
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Pozer on December 18, 2006, 05:18:51 PM
you'll shoot your eye out with the archive book anyways.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Chest Rockwell on December 18, 2006, 07:21:25 PM
is it possible that your wife is playing an elaborate trick on you and you are getting the archives?
I immediately thought the same thing. She might have gotten both. I assume RK knows his wife well enough to suspect something like that if it were possible, though.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: MacGuffin on December 18, 2006, 09:21:32 PM
What's really gonna suck is when they find out that RK's wife sold her hair to get him that book, while RK sold his Kubrick DVDs to get her hair combs.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: matt35mm on December 18, 2006, 11:24:57 PM
Okay, between this and the Saving Xixax thread, I've finally figured out what MacGuffin does for a living.

He's a comedian!
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Pubrick on December 19, 2006, 06:58:40 AM
Okay, between this and the Saving Xixax thread, I've finally figured out what MacGuffin does for a living.

He's a comedian!
i don't know about the saving xixax thread, but his post here tells me he watches Futurama. what more is there to know about a person..
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: ono on December 19, 2006, 01:37:02 PM
Okay, between this and the Saving Xixax thread, I've finally figured out what MacGuffin does for a living.

He's a comedian!
i don't know about the saving xixax thread, but his post here tells me he watches Futurama. what more is there to know about a person..
Or he just knows his literature.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gift_Of_The_Magi
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: MacGuffin on December 19, 2006, 02:26:53 PM
Okay, between this and the Saving Xixax thread, I've finally figured out what MacGuffin does for a living.

He's a comedian!
i don't know about the saving xixax thread, but his post here tells me he watches Futurama. what more is there to know about a person..
Or he just knows his literature.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gift_Of_The_Magi

Or movies even:

(http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000HT3PPQ.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V38714114_.jpg)
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Pubrick on December 20, 2006, 04:01:35 AM
i'm just glad that mac won.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: MacGuffin on December 20, 2006, 10:52:04 AM
The true winner is the person who does get the archive book for Christmas.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: RegularKarate on December 25, 2006, 08:12:39 PM
So, Merry Christmas everyone...

Turns out, it was neither of these things, but instead this:

(https://www.phaidon.com/images/large/0714844381.jpg) (https://www.phaidon.com/phaidon/displayproduct.asp?id=2307)

I explained the whole situation to my wife and she agreed that if she had gotten me the non-archive Taschen that I should have definitely told her because she would have figured it out anyway.  She also said she wouldn't be offended if I returned this one and put the money towards the archives.

This is a seperate beast though so I may just keep it.  Purdy pictures.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Xx on December 25, 2006, 08:18:02 PM
...
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Pubrick on December 26, 2006, 04:16:44 AM
So, Merry Christmas everyone...

Turns out, it was neither of these things, but instead this:

(https://www.phaidon.com/images/large/0714844381.jpg) (https://www.phaidon.com/phaidon/displayproduct.asp?id=2307)

I explained the whole situation to my wife and she agreed that if she had gotten me the non-archive Taschen that I should have definitely told her because she would have figured it out anyway.  She also said she wouldn't be offended if I returned this one and put the money towards the archives.

This is a seperate beast though so I may just keep it.  Purdy pictures.

that's a keeper.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: ©brad on December 26, 2006, 08:02:09 AM
that's a keeper.

so is she.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: MacGuffin on December 26, 2006, 01:17:18 PM
The bigger question is what RK get for his wife?
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Pozer on December 26, 2006, 01:34:40 PM
So, Merry Christmas everyone...

Turns out, it was neither of these things, but instead this:

(https://www.phaidon.com/images/large/0714844381.jpg) (https://www.phaidon.com/phaidon/displayproduct.asp?id=2307)

I explained the whole situation to my wife and she agreed that if she had gotten me the non-archive Taschen that I should have definitely told her because she would have figured it out anyway.  She also said she wouldn't be offended if I returned this one and put the money towards the archives.

This is a seperate beast though so I may just keep it.  Purdy pictures.

that's a keeper.
reminiscence from a year ago today...
Pubrick, I hope you got your paws on this gem.
consider my christmas money blown.  :yabbse-thumbup:
*sniff*
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Ravi on December 26, 2006, 05:02:55 PM
The bigger question is what RK get for his wife?

RK sold his eyes to get his wife a watch strap and she sold her watch to get him that book.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: RegularKarate on December 27, 2006, 02:35:08 AM
The bigger question is what RK get for his wife?

RK sold his eyes to get his wife a watch strap and she sold her watch to get him that book.

I DID get her a watch and recently I got contacts... so, yeah.. sure.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Garam on January 21, 2007, 02:54:46 PM
Got this, more or less. His eyes are a little more squinty in mine.

(http://www.visual-memory.co.uk/2001/icons/stargate.jpg)
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Fernando on July 11, 2008, 10:13:47 AM
This is not about the archives but SK's boxes.

Stanley Kubrick: a props odyssey

War-ravaged weapons from 'Full Metal Jacket', eerie papers from 'The Shining', Tom Cruise's driving licence from 'Eyes Wide Shut' … As the Stanley Kubrick archive - all 900 boxes of it - is opened up for the first time, Chris Hastings provides a guide to some of the objects that made movie history. Photographs by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin

FULL METAL JACKET - How to make a Vietnam movie in east London - with no military co-operation and just 66 palm trees


Kubrick's 1987 Vietnam war movie, Full Metal Jacket, was shot in Britain because the director, who had been living here since the early 1960s, was too afraid to fly - he turned a soon-to-be demolished gas works in Beckton, east London, into a bombed-out Vietnamese city.

Shortly after starting work in 1984, the director asked Lord Goodman, the former chairman of the Arts Council, to help him get access to the gas works. On 11 July, 1984, Kubrick instructed Derek Hutton, head of PR at British Gas, not to clear away too much once the large smokestacks had been demolished: 'The place has been cleaned up a bit too much and the extra debris would be helpful.'

Kubrick tried, but failed, to persuade the Ministry of Defence to help the production by lending him a helicopter and troops to act as extras. The MoD refused, partly because it felt that the idea had 'little public relations value for the British Army'. On 21 January, 1985, a retired Army officer who was acting as a military adviser on the film wrote to Kubrick to express his disappointment at the MoD's reluctance to get involved. He described the ministry's attitude as 'thoroughly negative and smacking of everything that is worst in the Civil Service - incompetent, record keeping, ignorance, inconsistency and a thoroughly negative lazy attitude'.

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Kubrick eventually obtained the weapons used in the film from various sources including licensed weapons-dealers and a Belgian army commander who was a fan of his work. The machete shown above belonged to Adam Baldwin's character, Animal Mother, who in the original script used it to hack off a dead female sniper's head. The decapitation wasn't shown in the film, but the head was. The director recreated the landscapes of Vietnam with dozens of palm trees which were strategically placed on the locations he used in Beckton and elsewhere. On 27 July, 1985, Kubrick was informed by his co-producer, Phil Hobbs, that moving 66 palm trees from Beckton to Rainham marshes over a period of two days was 'no mean task'.

Hobbs wrote: 'I have started negotiations with the river barge company of how much space we would require plus a breakdown of the amount of equipment we would need on both sides to manoeuvre the palm trees to their ships.'

THE SHINING - All work, no play...

In The Shining, which many regard as one of the most chilling horror films ever made, the deranged Jack Torrance, played by Jack Nicholson, stuns his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), when he produces the novel that he has spent weeks slaving over.

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Yet, instead of a completed manuscript, there were just dozens of pieces of paper with the words 'All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy' typed over and over again - Wendy's first real clue that her husband had gone mad. Kubrick realised the phrase wouldn't mean anything to foreign-language audiences, so he sought out similar phrases from various countries. He then made several different shots of the same scene which were slotted into the appropriate foreign-language version. The script seen in the Italian version of the film, for example, has the phrase 'Il mattino ha l'oro in bocca' repeated over and over again. It translates as: 'He who wakes up early meets a golden day.'

In Stephen King's novel The Shining, which inspired the 1980 film, Jack finds a scrapbook of cuttings that give him an insight into the hotel's past. In the film, the book appears briefly on his desk while he is typing his novel.

Kubrick was very protective of six-year-old Danny Lloyd, who played Jack's son, Danny. The director would work with the boy in such a way that he had no idea that they were making a horror movie. The Kubrick archive contains several items of clothing from the film including pyjamas and jacket worn by Danny and even a pair of Jack Torrance's underpants.

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE - Alex makes the news

Even those appalled by A Clockwork Orange's excessive violence couldn't deny the 1971 film's unique visual look and the director's attention to detail.

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Alex's arrest and the use of the Ludovico treatment, a pioneering form of drug-assisted aversion therapy, are reported in special front pages that Kubrick had produced for the film. For added authenticity, real newspapers were then placed inside the front and back covers.

EYES WIDE SHUT - Licensed to thrill

Not everyone would agree with him, but Kubrick regarded the erotically charged Eyes Wide Shut, released in 1999 shortly after his death, as his most important film.

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It was inspired by the book Traumnovelle ('Dream Story') by Arthur Schnitzler and, according to documents in the archive, Kubrick had been interested in his work since the 1950s. Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, who were married to each other at the time, play a smart New York couple who embark on a journey of sexual and emotional discovery.

Typically, Kubrick lavished much time and effort on details that didn't feature in the film - even going to the trouble of having a replica driving licence made for Cruise's character, William Harford. The archive also has the Venetian masques from the film's celebrated masked ball scene.


There are other links to interviews in the link below of this article.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2008/07/13/sv_stanleykubrickprops.xml
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: tpfkabi on September 19, 2008, 11:05:10 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-Kubrick-Archives-Anniversary-Special/dp/3836508893/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1221881230&sr=1-1

it has the same description of the original, but surely the huge price differential is not solely for the frames is it?

......ok, so maybe i'm bitter since i got shitty ones....
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: I Don't Believe in Beatles on September 20, 2008, 12:41:11 AM
Its size is smaller too.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: MacGuffin on October 28, 2008, 09:01:29 PM
Flashback: Stanley Kubrick on the set of 'Dr. Strangelove'

FROM THE ARCHIVES

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The late Stanley Kubrick would have celebrated his 80th birthday this year and this past April also marked the the 40th anniversary of "2001: A Space Odyssey." That almost mystical masterpiece holds a singular place in cinema history, but for me the most enjoyable of Kubrick's many great films was his scathingly funny (and in many ways, culturally prescient) 1964 film "Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb," which was nominated best picture and should have taken home the Oscar (sorry all of you "My Fair Lady" fans).

I was digging through a folder of photos here in the stacks of the Los Angeles Times library and I came across this photograph that has no credit on it. I'm assuming it was sent out by Columbia Pictures' publicity department but I can't be sure. As far as I can tell, it never ran in the paper. Anyway, it shows the famously meticulous Kubrick on a ladder presiding over a shot of Tracy Reed (a member of a notable British family, which includes her late cousin, Oliver Reed) who happens to have been the only woman who appeared in the nuclear farce. She plays Miss Scott, the secretary for Gen. "Buck" Turgidson (George C. Scott) but she also pops up in the movie as the woman in the centerfold of the Playboy magazine being read by Maj. T.J. "King" Kong (Slim Pickens).

-- Geoff Boucher; Los Angeles Times
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: MacGuffin on July 23, 2012, 11:43:08 PM
LACMA, Steven Spielberg to Honor Stanley Kubrick
Artist Ed Ruscha also will be honored at the museum's second annual Art + Film Gala, set for Oct. 27.
Source: THR

Following up on the success of its first Art + Film Gala last autumn, which was chaired by Leonardo DiCaprio and museum trustee Eva Chow (wife of restaurateur Michael Chow), LACMA has announced its second gala, taking place Oct. 27.

The event, once again chaired by DiCaprio and Chow, will honor both director Stanley Kubrick and artist Ed Ruscha, both of whom will have exhibitions of their work on view at the museum this fall.

Director Steven Spielberg will pay tribute to Kubrick. Spielberg and Kubrick were collaborators on 2001's AI: Artificial Intelligence, conceived by Kubrick in the 1970s and later written and directed by Spielberg.

The gala -- sponsored again by Gucci (its creative director, Frida Giannini, will be the night's host committee chair) -- raises money for the museum's film initiatives.

Terry Semel, former chairman of Warner Bros. and Yahoo and co-chair of LACMA's board of trustees, said in a release: "I had the honor of working with Stanley Kubrick on the Warner Bros. films Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut. It gives me great pleasure to honor Stanley at LACMA, both at the Art + Film Gala and in his retrospective exhibition."

The Kubrick show, opening Nov. 1, covers his career from his early photographs for Look magazine to his film work, represented through annotated scripts, production photos, cameras, costumes and props. It also looks at two projects he never completed, Napoleon and The Aryan Papers. The travelling exhibit originated at the Deutsches Filmmuseum in Frankfurt, Germany.

"LACMA has actively taken strides to integrate film into the museum,” said LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg director Michael Govan, noting such exhibits in recent years as Tim Burton and Dali: Painting and Film. "Additionally, Elvis Mitchell continues to produce robust programming with  Film Independent at LACMA."

For those who read art-world tea leaves, the timing of the Ruscha honor is interesting given that the artist recently resigned from the board of LACMA's cross-town rival MOCA in a dispute over the direction of the museum.

Last year's black-tie Art + Film Gala -- which raised $3 million and honored Clint Eastwood and artist John Baldessari -- drew a crowd that included Kate Hudson, Jane Fonda, Olivia Wilde, Eli Roth, Julian Schnabel, Gus Van Sant, Bob Iger, Barry Meyer, Jeff Robinov and Harvey Weinstein. Industry names who serve as LACMA trustees in attendance included Brian Grazer, Michael Lynton and Steve Tisch.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Brando on August 29, 2012, 04:16:34 PM
http://vimeo.com/48425421# (http://vimeo.com/48425421#)

Kubrick one-point perspective from the guy that did the videos for Tarantino and Wes Anderson and the PointofView shots of Breaking Bad.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: max from fearless on August 29, 2012, 05:07:26 PM
Cheers for this!
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Pubrick on August 29, 2012, 06:23:17 PM
Pardon the pun but I find that kind of pointless.

At best it's something pretty to look at, at worst, especially with the overused requiem for a dream theme, it promotes an extremely shallow attitude towards aesthetics. It is nothing more than something pretty. The message is we should all feel good because Kubrick was making "symmetrical" shots and we have cracked the code once and for all. I'm being facetious, but if that isn't the point then it only further proves what I'm saying.

The shallow appeal of these types of compilations is evidenced by the comment on the vimeo page saying something embarrassing like "this proves symmetry is good... ah durrrrrr." Putting together a clip like this and adding that music is the equivalent of the double-rainbow guy marvelling at the stupidest shit. It shows a complete lack of insight beyond the most obvious observation.

It's as impressive as amateur pictures of intersecting power lines and long rows of trees.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Neil on August 29, 2012, 07:24:13 PM
It's as impressive as amateur pictures of intersecting power lines and long rows of trees.

Was there anything really impressive about this concept in the first place?   
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Pubrick on August 29, 2012, 08:03:55 PM
That was the point, Neil.
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Neil on August 30, 2012, 10:29:13 AM
Now I understand it was furthering the, "Shallow attitude towards aesthetics" mentioned earlier in the post. 
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: MacGuffin on October 28, 2012, 09:16:52 PM
2012: A Stanley Kubrick odyssey at LACMA
The filmmaker's artistic sensibility is the emphasis of a new exhibition at LACMA. The show places Kubrick's films in the context of an art museum.
By David Ng, Los Angeles Times

Among the more than 1,000 objects on display in "Stanley Kubrick" — a massive exhibition devoted to the legendary filmmaker that opens Thursday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art — the piece that perhaps best captures the director's singular style isn't related to cinema at all.

Tucked away in the middle of the show, and encased in a transparent box as if it were a scientific specimen, is Kubrick's personal chessboard set.

It's an easy item to overlook amid the exhibition's encyclopedic aggregation of documents, photographs and on-set material — almost all of which comes from Kubrick's personal archives in England. Chess was a favorite pastime of the late director, who was sometimes seen absorbed in a match between takes on a set.

But chess was much more than just a game for Kubrick. In many ways, the aesthetics of chess — logistical precision, total mental control and a cold emotional detachment — matched the director's artistic sensibility.

The LACMA exhibition, which runs through June, marks the first time that a museum show devoted to Kubrick will be seen in the U.S. The show, which debuted in Frankfurt, Germany, in 2004, is a continuation of LACMA's recent effort to make cinema a key part of its curatorial mission. (The museum hosted a Tim Burton exhibition last year.)

The idea to bring the show to L.A. came in large part from Terry Semel, a former Warner Bros. executive and current co-chairman of the LACMA Board of Trustees. The studio worked with Kubrick for nearly three decades, starting with "A Clockwork Orange" in 1971 and ending with "Eyes Wide Shut," released four months after Kubrick's death in 1999, at age 70.

Semel said he lobbied LACMA President Michael Govan to host the exhibition.

"To some degree, I've been a pain," Semel said in an interview. "I saw the show in Europe. I thought it was nice but it could be delivered in a more exciting way. I kept saying to Michael that in our generation, Kubrick would be the person we would want to know more about and see more about."

The museum is co-presenting the show with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which is providing some of the financing. It is the first formal collaboration between the two institutions since their announcement of a new academy museum to be built on the LACMA campus, set to open in 2016.

An academy spokeswoman said LACMA was already planning the Kubrick show when the academy joined as a co-presenter. She added that the two organizations are in talks to form a multiyear partnership to present film-related exhibitions at the museum.

For the Kubrick show's U.S. debut, LACMA has reconfigured the layout of the previous exhibition, adding a new video montage of his movies as well as some new archival material. The most significant change is an emphasis on Kubrick as a visual artist, with his films placed in the context of an art museum.

The exhibition highlights scenes in his movies that were directly influenced by works of art — the spectral twins in "The Shining" that were inspired by the photographs of Diane Arbus, and numerous shots in "Barry Lyndon" that were based directly on 18th century paintings by Thomas Gainsborough, William Hogarth, George Stubbs and others.

On display is a collection of lenses that belonged to Kubrick, who started his career as a still photographer in New York. A section of the exhibition is devoted to his early work for Look magazine, for which he shot sporting events, cityscapes, musicians and celebrities. There's even a scrapbook created by Kubrick's mother, Gertrude, devoted to her son's journalistic accomplishments.

A supreme example of a studio auteur, Kubrick developed a signature visual style and exercised complete control over his movies. As Semel recalled, "We would never say, 'Don't do this.' Stanley was the master, and from my standpoint, when there was something he wanted to do, 99.9% of the time, I thought it was terrific."

Objects in the show were pulled from about 800 boxes in which Kubrick stored material for his projects. Jan Harlan, the director's brother-in-law and executive producer on many of his movies, oversaw the exhibition with the German Film Museum in Frankfurt.

"He never threw anything away," Harlan said in a phone interview from the Kubrick estate in Hertfordshire, England. "We only looked for things that are suitable for an exhibition and not private. What I find so satisfying is that people will realize how difficult it is to make a good film — how much work it is."

The show has already traveled to multiple cities, including Paris; Rome; Brussels, Melbourne, Australia; and Amsterdam. Harlan acknowledged the irony of creating a museum exhibition devoted to one of the most private film directors in history. Kubrick famously shunned the media and virtually withdrew from public life after moving to England with his wife, Christiane, and their daughters in the late '60s.

"This could never have happened during his life," Harlan said. "But there is no question in my mind, or his wife's mind — he didn't keep these boxes for someone to just throw away. There must have been an idea behind it."

The exhibition is organized mainly by movie and contains enough material to satisfy the most obsessive Kubrick-phile.

A random sampling: a call sheet for the filming of "Paths of Glory"; a letter from a church minister decrying the "degenerate" nature of "Lolita"; props from "A Clockwork Orange"; an elaborate card catalog containing research for his abandoned biopic "Napoleon"; an ax from "The Shining"; a treatment for his abandoned Holocaust movie, "The Aryan Papers"; the orgy masks from "Eyes Wide Shut."

LACMA hired film and TV production designer Patti Podesta to design the exhibition. "Kubrick's work is defined by the fact that each film is very different from the others," she said, adding that she designed the show with the intention of intensifying isolated moments from his movies.

Throughout the exhibition, the museum has placed works of art that have close thematic ties to Kubrick's movies. The "2001: A Space Odyssey" section features a John McCracken plank that closely resembles the rectangular monoliths in the movie. (Despite popular belief, the late artist did not work on "2001.")

A Cold War-themed screen print by Robert Rauschenberg, "Stoned Moon Series: Sky Garden," is juxtaposed with items from "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb."

"I think the exhibition shows that artists do not work in a bubble. Filmmakers are looking at visual artists, and artists are looking at filmmakers," said Jarrett Gregory, a curator at LACMA who is overseeing the show.

Kubrick's perfectionism is the stuff of movie legend — the obsession with technology, the numerous takes, the absolute control over all aspects of a movie. "Stanley was such an incredible perfectionist that he believed every frame of film should be sharp," said Douglas Trumbull, the visual effects artist who worked on "2001."

Many of those who knew Kubrick recalled a warmer, less intimidating man away from the set.

Matthew Modine, who played Pvt. Joker in "Full Metal Jacket," said Kubrick welcomed him into his home to watch films. "He wasn't more than a man who loved making movies, loved his family, his pets, and his friends. Kind of in that order," said the actor via e-mail. (Some of Modine's photographs from the "Full Metal Jacket" shoot are featured in the exhibition.)

"We watched movies one reel at a time and would discuss the film, digest them, while we spooled up the next reel," Modine said. "His theater wasn't fancy. Some old sofas, easy chairs, and his dogs farted a lot (he said it was the dogs...)."

Keir Dullea, who played astronaut David Bowman in "2001," said he never found Kubrick to be cold. "Yes, he was a perfectionist," the actor said by phone from Minneapolis, where he was working at the Guthrie Theater. "He was very quiet and he never raised his voice. He had a quiet sense of humor."

Semel, who has donated some of his personal photographs of Kubrick to the show, recalled that he developed a routine to accommodate the director's dislike of flying.

"He would call and say, 'I'm ready for you to come to London,'" said Semel, who ran Warner Bros. for more than 20 years with Robert Daly.

"It would usually be a day or two later that I arrived. It was usually the same hotel room. Stanley would call to make sure I was going to sleep early. Jan would show up early the next day and give me the script to read. I would read it and make notes, and then call Stanley to say I'm ready. And then we would spend as much time as it took at his house."

Those who knew Kubrick say that despite the cold nature of his movies, there was also a strain of wit throughout his body of work.

The exhibition features a quote from Kubrick — the quote is in the show's main video montage — that encapsulates that duality: "A satirist is someone who has a very skeptical view of human nature, but who still has the optimism to make some sort of a joke out of it. However brutal that joke might be."


http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-cm-stanley-kubrick-lacma-paintings-pictures,0,129692.photogallery
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: MacGuffin on November 01, 2012, 01:05:34 PM
http://www.laweekly.com/2012-11-01/film-tv/stanley-kubrick-lacma/
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: wilder on September 07, 2016, 05:01:18 PM
Now available in a compact $20 edition (https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/film/all/45439/facts.the_stanley_kubrick_archives.htm).
Title: Re: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Post by: Gold Trumpet on September 07, 2016, 10:54:00 PM
That is wonderful. Immediate order.