- Jan 23, 2019
watch this as I'd love to hear your thoughts
He chucked live birds at Tippi Hedren, basically shut her career down when she wouldn't sleep with him, and acted like he was gonna whip his dick out in front of another actress so she'd look shocked.
I always thought he was overrated even when it comes to visuals. The Shining is the exception. I only like two Kubrick movies (the other being 2001), but The Shining is one of my favorite movies. It's nearly perfect.
Funny thing is she was nominated for a razzie for her performance and kubrick was too. Funny how perceptions of films change over the years. And how critics can get things dead wrong.
Not at all. His eye for framing a shot is unmatched. Next time you watch a Kubrick scene check the symmetry of each shot, the lines formed from each object, the way the frame is broken up and how each line is positioned. He had an amazing eye for it and to some it can seem antiseptic and cold but that's the nature of the beast with Kubrick.
I don't know what to say. Her vulnerability in the film adds so much to the general tension of the movie to me, it reads as genuinely being pushed to the limit, I think she nails it.
Why in the world would he be overrated? Being a dick to work with doesn't make him less of a director. I hate Roman Polanski and wish he were rotting in prison, but I wouldn't say that makes Chinatown overrated.
i mean.. you say that like it's a bad thing byt I think that's one of the best things about his work. He actually put a lot of work into expressing ideas beyond the traditional english lit, campbellian type of narrative(which is even more dominating today). That's one reason I can't take anyone who thinks Nolan or Villeneuve is the Kubrick of today seriously because neither of them could ever make a movie like 2001 or Eyes wide Shut. Not because their camera work is inferior but because they can't get out of the framework that movies and stories have to be centered around a human core and character development. 2001 is so fucking great precisely because it doesn't loop back into being a story about people, but keeps the focus on telling the story of human existence in the cosmos.