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20 Χρόνια Χωρίς τον Kubrick (8)

BARRY LYNDON2ΗΠΑ/USA, 1975, εγχρ/col.

Σκην./Dir.: Stanley Kubrick | Σεν./Scr.: Stanley Kubrick, William Makepeace Thackeray | Φωτ./Cin.: John Alcott | Μοντ./Ed.: Tony Lawson | Μουσ./Mus.:  J.S. Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Paisiello, Wolgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz  Schubert | Ηθ./Cast: Ryan O’Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee | Παρ./Prod.: Stanley Kubrick, Warner Bros. | Διάρκ./Dur.: 185΄

The rise and fall of the adult life of Redmond Barry. Α young, roguish Irishman who’s traveling the battlefields and parlors of eighteenth century Europe determined to make for himself the life of a nobleman through seduction, gambling, and duelling until he wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband’s aristocratic position.

Many of the shots were composed and filmed in order to evoke certain eighteenth-century paintings, especially those by Thomas Gainsborough.

CLOCKWORK ORANGE 1ΗΠΑ/USA, 1971, εγχρ/col.

Σκην./Dir.: Stanley Kubrick | Σεν./Scr.: Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Burgess | Φωτ./ Cin.: John Alcott | Μοντ./Ed.: Bill Butler | Μουσ./Mus.: Wendy Carlos | Ηθ./ Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates | Παρ./Prod.:  Stanley Kubrick, Warner Bros | Διάρκ./Dur.: 136΄

In the future, the violent and psychopath delinquent Alex, leader of a gang of ultra-violent criminal teenagers who kill, steal and rape, falls into the hands of the police. Arrested, Alex turns guinea pig for experiments intended to curb the destructive impulses of men and solve the society’s crime problems, but ends up becoming powerless to deal with the violence that surrounds him.

Before the rape scene was filmed, Adrienne Corri (a blonde in the film) walked up to Malcolm McDowell and said: "Well, Malcolm, today you’re going to find out I’m a real redhead".

Dr Strangelove 3ΗΠΑ/USA, 1964, μ&α/b&w

Σκην./Dir.: Stanley Kubrick | Σεν./Scr.: Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern | Φωτ./ Cin.: Gilbert Taylor | Μοντ./Ed.: Anthony Harvey| Μουσ./Mus.: Laurie Johnson | Ηθ./Cast: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden | Παρ./Prod.:  Stanley Kubrick/ Columbia Pictures | Διάρκ./Dur.: 95΄

Paranoid Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper of Burpelson Air Force Base, believing that fluoridation of the American water supply is a Soviet plot to poison the U.S. populace, is able to deploy a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union without the knowledge of his superiors, including the Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff the US President.

Peter Sellers was the first actor to be nominated for a single Academy award (best actor) for a film in which he portrayed three different characters in the same film.


LOLITA1ΗΠΑ/USA, 1962, μ&α/b&w

Σκην./Dir.: Stanley Kubrick | Σεν./Scr.: Βασισμένο στο ομότιτλο μυθιστόρημα του/based on the novel of the same title by Vladimir Nabokov | Φωτ./Cin.: Oswald Morris | Μοντ./Ed.: Anthony Harvey | Μουσ./Mus.: Nelson Riddle | Ηθ./Cast: James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon | Παρ./Prod.:  James B. Harris | Διάρκ./Dur.: 153΄

Α divorced British professor of French literature travels to smalltown in America for a teaching position. There he allows himself to be swept into a relationship with his widowed and sexually famished landlady. He eventually marries her in order to pursue her 14-year-old flirtatious daughter, Lolita, with whom he has fallen hopelessly in love.

Sue Lyon went horseback riding everyday after filming. Stanley Kubrick told her: "If you get thrown, roll over. Don’t hurt your face".

PATHS OF GLORY1ΗΠΑ/USA, 1957, μ&α/b&w

Σκην./Dir.: Stanley Kubrick | Σεν./Scr.: Stanley Kubrick, Calder Willingham | Φωτ./Cin.: George Krause | Μοντ./Ed.: Eva Kroll | Μουσ./Mus.: Gerald Fried | Ηθ./Cast: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou | Παρ./Prod.:  Stanley Kubrick/ Bryna Productions | Διάρκ./Dur.: 88΄

The futility and irony of war in the trenches of WWI. A unit commander in the French army must deal with a glory-seeking general who’s accusing his soldiers of cowardice after their refusal to attack an enemy position. At the same time, as their commanding officer, he has to defend his men for their mutiny.

Winston Churchill said that the film was a highly accurate depiction of trench warfare and the sometimes misguided workings of the military mind.

THE KILLINGΗΠΑ/USA, 1956, μ&α/b&w

Σκην./Dir.: Stanley Kubrick | Σεν./Scr.: Stanley Kubrick, Jim Thompson | Φωτ./ Cin.: Lucien Ballard | Μοντ./Ed.: Betty Steinberg | Μουσ./Mus.: Gerald Fried | Ηθ./Cast: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards | Παρ./Prod.:  James B. Harris/ Harris-Kubrick Productions | Διάρκ./Dur.: 84΄

After spending 5 years in Alcatraz, Johnny Clay decides that if he’s going to commit crimes, the risk had better be worth the punishment. He then proceeds to mastermind a brilliant criminal scheme to steal $2,000,000 from a local racetrack in which "no one will get hurt". The only flaw in his plan is that he does not consider one of his co-horts’ greedy, shrewish wife and her ruthless boyfriend.

Kirk Douglas was so impressed with this film that he sought out the director for his next project "Paths Of Glory" (1957).

KILLERS KISS1ΗΠΑ/USA, 1955, μ&α/b&w

Σκην./Dir.: Stanley Kubrick | Σεν./Scr.: Stanley Kubrick | Φωτ./Cin.: Stanley Kubrick | Μοντ./Ed.: Stanley Kubrick | Μουσ./Mus.:  Gerald Fried | Ηθ./Cast:  Frank Silvera, Irene Kane, Jamie Smith | Παρ./Prod.: Stanley Kubrick, Minotaur Films | Διάρκ./ Dur.: 67΄

Prize-fighter Davy Gordon intervenes when private dancer Gloria Price is being attacked by her employer and lover Vincent Raphello. This brings the two together and they get involved with each other, which displeases Raphello. He sends men out to kill Davy, but they instead kill his friend. Gloria is soon kidnapped by Raphello and his men, and it is up to Davy to save her.

Working with practically no budget and largely without on-location filming permits, Stanley Kubrick had to remain unnoticed while shooting in downtown New York.

FEAR AND DESIRE2ΗΠΑ/USA, 1953, μ&α/b&w
Σκην./Dir.: Stanley Kubrick | Σεν./Scr.: Howard Sackler | Φωτ./Cin.: Stanley Kubrick
| Μοντ./Ed.: Stanley Kubrick | Μουσ./Mus.: Gerald Fried | Ηθ./Cast: Frank Silvera, Kenneth Harp, Paul Mazursky | Παρ./Prod.: Kubrick Family/Stanley Kubrick | Διάρκ./Dur.: 62 ́

During a ficticious war in an unidentified country four soldiers survive the crash-landing of their plane to find themselves in a forest six miles behind enemy lines. The group’s plan is to make their way to a nearby river, build a raft, and then, under cover of night, float back to friendly territory.

Stanley Kubrick ‘s father borrowed $20.000 from his life insurance policy and his uncle, a pharmacist, also put up $15.000 to finance the film.