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Good Day, Mr. Kubrick
« on: November 02, 2006, 01:41:58 PM »
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Talk about guts! This kid submitted this video to Stanley Kubrick way back in 1983 when Kubrick was having open auditions for Full Metal Jacket. Kubrick had advertised around the U.S. for young actors to send in audition tapes to be considered in the casting process. Brian Atene, aged 20 at the time, sent this tape in and was apparently never heard from again, as least by Hollywood. That is until this video started making the rounds on the web.

Now, Mr. Atene can be accused of many things, but being shy about his "acting abilities" sure isn't one of them. He compares himself to a young Alec Guiness, and calls the Juliard School where he is a student, the "finest acting institution in the world". Although he says this, "not as a statement of conceit, but humbly as a statement of fact." He calls Kubrick one of the greatest directors of all time while rolling his eyes to the heavens, although tells him that he isn't quite as good a director as Michael Curtiz, who directed The Sea Hawk (which is apparently Atene's favorite film) in 1940.

After taking Kubrick to task for not directing 2010, he goes on to let him know that his favorite composer is Erich Wolfgang Korngold (he composed the music for The Sea Hawk, of course), that he won a puppy for 50 cents when he was 12 years-old, and his favorite color is green. Oh, and he's a Trekkie. He then performs a short "cutting" loosely based upon on The Outsiders, by which I think he means the book, and not the film, since that came out the same year that Atene was recording the tape.


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Re: Good Day, Mr. Kubrick
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2006, 02:05:12 PM »
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laugh my fucking ass off.

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Re: Good Day, Mr. Kubrick
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2006, 02:57:58 PM »
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I wouldn't be surprised if this was a joke, or if it isn't real.

Either way, funny stuff.

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Re: Good Day, Mr. Kubrick
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2006, 05:45:29 PM »
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The 2006 version is a spoof the 1983 version - it's not really him.

(also too lazy to link).

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Re: Good Day, Mr. Kubrick
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2006, 06:17:13 PM »
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Not too lazy to link:

“Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” - Andy Warhol


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Re: Good Day, Mr. Kubrick
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2006, 09:29:02 PM »
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He calls Kubrick one of the greatest directors of all time while rolling his eyes to the heavens
he was trying to remember his lines, he looked up a lot.

After taking Kubrick to task for not directing 2010,
that was the stupidest part.

this dude gives an idea of the crap leon vitali and other casting dudes had to look through while casting kubrick's films. it's more embarrassing than funny. what role was this jerk going for? the absence of an imdb entry means that either he changed his name, worked in theatre if at all, or is dead.
endless 'nothing is what it seems'-isms

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Re: Good Day, Mr. Kubrick
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2006, 03:36:07 PM »
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Well that's cool. He's a pretty good impersonator. And he's got some balls resurfacing for a good cause. Good man.

 

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