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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?


  1. LOVE Dr. Strangelove.

  2. I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't seen Dr. Strangelove...but A Clockwork Orange totally rolls my socks down.

  3. You were the one who called me 10 years ago on that fateful day and I wanted so bad not to believe it. Kubrick was a true master of the medium and I still feel the world has been robbed of a true genius. For me, 2001 is the greatest achievement in cinematic history. I get no greater feeling from watching a movie that tells a story with moving pictures and doesn't rely on heavy dialogue to spoon feed the mindless general public. God forbid we are made to THINK once and a while. R.I.P. Stanley, you will always be missed.

  4. I haven't seen Dr. Strangelove too, but I don't think it would change the fact, that "The sining" is a true masterpiece and my all time fav.