Kubrick’s films forever intertwine with the director’s own eccentric personality, reclusive lifestyle, and meticulous perfectionism. A director known for his coldness and penchant for ordering endless takes from his actors, tales of his on-set behavior have become Hollywood legend.
On one of Kubrick’s early films, Spartacus, the director’s work style drove stars Kirk Douglas and Jean Simmons crazy. During one particularly long day of shooting, Douglas turned to Simmons and asked “who do I have to f*** to get off this movie!?” Simmons reportedly answered, “when you find out, let me know!” While filming the horror classic The Shining, Kubrick actually did reduce character actor Scatman Crothers to tears after demanding more than 30 takes. Star Shelley Duvall recalls Kubrick as charming but “cruel” on set; she herself suffered nervous exhaustion during filming, which included flu like symptoms and sudden hair loss. Jack Nicholson found filming so exhausting, that he would return home after filming each day, collapse into bed fully clothed, and pass out. bye.
I am really looking forward to the debates. Like I will try to sleep, but now it's gonna be hard. And it's gonna be hard for Don to sleep now too. Don's healthy sleep remedy should be, repay-I mean repeat- after me ...
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck
if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
He would chuck, he would, as much as he could,
and chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would
if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
Help me Bernie! Let's make them feel the billionaire Washington woodpile bern.
One of the best film scores that I have heard in a very long time. Oldfield conducted 'Tubular Bells' and boy did he do justice to this film. Cambodian melodies against sheer atmospheric bells and percussion with dots and dashes of wind instruments. So so good. Bye.
Certain films behave as psychoanalytic courses when viewed, as did Bergman's 'Persona' (on my top 10 best films ever made list).
And that's what has happened here once again, a psychoanalytic film (shot on crap video) called, 'The Witness' about the infamous public murder of Kitty Genovese and how that loss of life continues to haunt Kitty's loving brother and family, et al after 50 long years. Her brother was able to forgive the truly despicable criminal (a criminal who still manages to dodge culpability with his 138 IQ score), but not able to let go of the crime. This documentary shows us how debilitating a life-long obsession can be, especially one based on an event that was witnessed by 38 'ear' witnesses (ear because they heard and did not see her screams for help and they did nothing to help her -in social apathy) and not 'eye' witnesses. Her death led to the creation of our 911 calling system. We also learn that her portrait photo that we all know so well is actually her mug shot from when she was arrested before she was killed, for loan sharking at the bar she worked at! But, her murder was unrelated, random and evil.
The film culminates in a very emotional and painful way, as her brother ends the movie by hiring a young actress to re-enact Kitty's dying screams for help at the exact location of her murder, and at the exact time-frame, as he sits in his wheelchair absorbing all of his feelings that he can muster up in a psychodrama-for-hire conjuring moment of his older sister that he cannot let go of, Kitty. And once again, no one opened up a window to help her...
Follow these tips from George H. Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack Street File:
Step 1: Get out of any urine puddles on the filthy street sidewalk.
Step 2: If you can't get out of the sidewalk, then minimize your exposure to McDonalds Happy Meals and Taco Bell.
Step 3: If the shark approaches, act as big and aggressive as possible. Make Donald J. Trump facial expressions and hand gestures. Steal a 'LETS MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN' hat from a homeless person.
Step 4: Fight with all your might. Scream into someone's smart phone 'goodbye!' and shout into all oncoming pedestrian traffic extreme profanity laced with who should get all of your personal belongings and also your car keys after you are dead. DO THIS CLEARLY. YOU ARE GOING TO DIE.
The new shark movie released yesterday, The Shallows is shallow. I am still not sure why they even bother making these kinds of movies, especially when the Discovery Channel plays this crapola 24 hours a day. The film (my apology, the popcorn MOVIE) is just a ~ CGI GoProcam inspired swimsuit issue on Animal Planet gone haywire that lets the whole world see in what great shape actress Blake Lively is in after having a kid with actor/hubby Ryan Reynolds ~ movie. There is no arguing that Blake is in very good physical shape, but the one thing that must be noted here is that Blake's performance outshined her bikini. Big time. Blake's performance was very strong, far stronger than the CGI great white, she's very believable and she proved that she can carry a movie for 90 minutes straight. If you like nice pretty isolated green blue beaches (which I honestly do not, and prefer ponds), you will love this movie. But, if you love Shark Week, you will hate the movie and you will want to demand a refund from theatre management and rush on home to go see something that feels far more realistic than this bologna on TMC. bye. And one last thing, the best shark movie since JAWS was SOUL SURFER.
Dana Loesch's new book released this week, 'FLYOVER NATION' is like a companion guide to Barbara Kingsolver's 'PRODIGAL SUMMER.' They are both literary odes of praise and prose to the great outdoors and our Ozarks and Appalachian countrysides. I highly recommend both reads although I feel that Dana's 'Hands Off My Gun' is her stronger work (and btw Kingsolver can do no wrong, in my opinion). And both of these books include outdoor bug zappers in them, some of these nasty bugs can fly and the others simply try to run states and nations. That said, both of these bugs can be zapped. That killing light attracts people, even some good people. Bye. Harry S. Truman once said, "If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog."
Former Europe minister and Labour MP Keith Vaz told the BBC: "Frankly, in a thousand years I would never have believed that the British people would have voted this way.
"And they have done so and I think that they voted emotionally rather than looking at the facts.
"It'll be catastrophic for our country, for the rest of Europe and indeed the world."
C Span will not allow this event to be photographed, so all these Democratic folks have to rely on is the infamous Periscope App to document their furious soap opera stage presence... http://www.cnn.com/specials/live-video-3
With Obamacare the Republicans staged a government shutdown. With gun control Democrats staged a 60's sit-in. When grown people behave like pouting children, it seems evident that their need for a Higher Power is key (and at the heart of all of this nonsense). Technology and the Periscope App is what is keeping this situation alive and breathing - who expected that? Who staged and prepared this kind of a miracle? It was not Zuckerberg. And it was not our 'common sense.' It was something much bigger than us and all of them.
So where was Mr. Donald Trump back in the Nader spoiler days? Grilling rotting steaks at a Trump University fundraising frat party? Trump has trumped contemporary politics once again today, as a third political party has risen from the mud, the Libertarian movement. Unreal. Tonight (in a few minutes actually) a LIVE Libertarian Town Hall will be airing on television! WTF. Ralph Nader was escorted away by a police force from a debate floor by the Republican and Democratic mob run debates during his presidential Green Party run and now this happens. The 'Deez Nutz' slogan is dead right. Nuff said. You just can't make this stuff up. No matter how creative of a person you are.
Beyond comprehension is an understatement tonight.
The mistake of lying about our invasion of Iraq is still coming into our homes (and TV sets) to roost. Well, maybe it's a cackle, and not roost.I'm going with a cackle -the dying of political etiquette. bye.
The disquietude of the people; their repugnance and, perhaps, refusal to co-operate with the officers of the Union; the frowns of the executive magistracy of the State; the embarrassments created by legislative devices, which would often be added on such occasions, would oppose, in any State, difficulties not to be despised; would form, in a large State, very serious impediments; and where the sentiments of several adjoining States happened to be in unison, would present obstructions which the federal government would hardly be willing to encounter.
Infamous American Brit James Madison, Federalist Papers