Posted by: tuulenhaiven | March 7, 2009

Kubrick Strikes

Dr. StrangeloveI had to pop over to the movie theater for a minute to work a fundraiser event. We played Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, which I had never seen before. Pretty funny movie. Peter Sellers was as odd and awesome as usual in his various roles, and it was great to see George C. Scott in something other than The Christmas Carol…! (I guess I saw him in Patton, but I didn’t care for that film when I saw it as a 10 year old!) I feel pretty privileged to have gotten to see Dr. Strangelove on the big screen.

Afterward I discussed Kubrik films with my coworker, who’s “real” job is teaching Film History (or some variation of the theme) at COA. I didn’t realize that Kubrik had made so many films – 12 in total. I know he’s one of the “great” directors of the film age, but I was only aware of his more talked about movies. Colin recommended Barry Lyndon (a more obscure one) and 2001: A Space Odyssey especially. I think I’ll add a couple to my Netflix queue.

For interest’s sake, here’s the list, (chronologically backwards):

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
The Shining (1980)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Lolita (1962)
Spartacus (1960)
Paths of Glory (1957)
The Killing (1956)
Killer’s Kiss (1955)


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