Archive for the ‘Kubrick’ Category
Jeff Dawson of the Times’ article ‘Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon: the greatest movie never made?’ is an interesting re-telling of the usual Kubrick/Napoleon stories which ties with in the release of Alison Castle’s book in November. The (expensive) limited edition book looks fantastic and comes with access to an on-line library of 17,000 related Napoleon images. Hopefully Taschen will do a cheaper re-print as they did with the ‘Stanley Kubrick Archives‘.
- Moon – Duncan Jone’s homage to classic sci-fi starring Sam Rockwell is out in June. Watching the trailer there’s distinct parallels to Kubrick’s ‘2001‘ and the Clooney version of Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris especially with the overall-look of the film. Also worth checking out is Gavin Rothery’s concept art for the film.
- iPhone Math Apps – Round-up of math apps for the iPhone via Wired.
- Caught Jon Hopkins supporting Plaid at the recent Ether Festival. Got to say that his latest album ‘Insides‘ is my favourite album so far this year. Top notch electronica!
- March’s issue of Sight & Sound is a Kubrick special with three articles on the director and his films. Linda Ruth Williams looks at the sexual relationships within his films, Brian Dillon covers Jane and Louise Wilson’s Aryan Papers installation and Kim Newman reappraises Barry Lyndon.
- Chuckie Egg – Flash version of the old school BBC Micro favourite.
- Flickr Clock – Explore uploaded video over time.
Following on from the fantastic ‘The Stanley Kubrick Archives‘ comes Alison Castle and Christiane Kubrick’s ‘Stanley Kubrick, the Napoleon Film’. The book covers the two years of obsessive work Stanley put into his unrealised film on Napoleon Bonaparte which is often referred to as the greatest film he never made. There’s nothing on Taschen’s site about the release but it’s available for pre-order at Amazon for a shade under £300.
- Amazing photographs’s of La Machine’s street theatre performance ‘La Princesse’ from photographer Pete Carr.
- Actor Matthew Modine talks about working with Stanley Kubrick on Full Metal Jacket.
- Google PowerMeter – prototype tool from Google that uses data from smart meters to display realtime energy consumption.
- To celebrate his 30th birthday, Aardman Animations‘ Morph is appearing in a fashion shoot as well as on the cover for Esquire magazines March issue which is out on February 5th. Sadly Tony Hart never got to see the proofs.
- Mental Floss rounds up some Kubrick remix videos including Jason Kottke’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey, the Chicken Cordon Bleu Danube cut‘.
- The $300 Million Button – Jared Spool on how changing a button increased a site’s annual revenue by $300 million.