Saturday, March 7, 2009
10 Year Anniversary Of A World Without Stanley Kubrick.
Today is the 10th anniversary of the death of the best filmmaker in movie history. Stanley Kubrick is the one true genius of cinema. Everyone of his films are original, smart and bare his distinct mark. Even Kubrick's conventional films turn into his vision that no other filmmaker could possibly imagine. Stanley Kubrick was groundbreaking technically, visually, and with his subject matter. He wanted his audience to think and for this reason most of his films took time to be appreciated by general audiences. We are lucky to have had such a man in the film industry for so long and it is unfortunate that he died at the age of 70 still way ahead of his contemporaries. It would have been great to see what he could have done with another 10 years with today's technology.
These pictures are from Dr.Strangelove, my favorite Stanley Kubrick film. What's yours?