Posts Tagged: Stanley Kubrick

Words as Events: A Conversation with Jeff Wood

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Jeff Wood discusses The Glacier, his genre-bending book combining novel, poetry, screenplay, and collage, how heritage has become a brand, and the American Midwest. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: 69 Love Songs

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Everywhere people are shoving things into the ground—time capsules not to be opened until the year 2100, the more optimistic postmarked for 3000—letters to the future in the language of the now. ...more

New York Comics and Picture-Story Symposium: Marguerite Van Cook and James Romberger

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The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium is a weekly forum for discussing the tradition and future of text/image work. Open to the public, it meets Tuesday nights 7-9 p.m. EST in New York City.

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The Elusive Shining

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The first time The Shining was screened on national television, viewers were informed that the “film deals with the supernatural, as a possessed man attempts to destroy his family.” Is that a presumptuous interpretation of what happened in The Shining?

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Strangelove Custard Pie

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Over on The Auteurs, Glenn Kenny has published an interview with Anthony Harvey, who was Stanley Kubrick’s editor on Lolita and Dr. Strangelove. As you probably already know, the latter film ends with Peter Sellers, as the title character, getting so excited by his plan to wait out the nuclear winter in a mine shaft, with a select elite and several women to every man, that he staggers out of his chair and shouts, “Mein Führer!

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THE EYEBALL: Gran Torino

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The Uptown Theater, Port Townsend, WA

The Uptown Theater, Port Townsend, WA

Port Townsend, Washington has two superb theaters, one called The Rose, the other The Uptown. By superb I mean they’re in old buildings, they don’t show commercials, the popcorn is served with more or less real butter, and the marquees bear the names of international films and Oscar-worthy mainstream pics.

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