Tag: Stanley Kubrick

  • Killer’s Kiss (Stanley Kubrick, 1955)

    Killer’s Kiss (Stanley Kubrick, 1955)

  • The Shining: Sundry Thoughts

    The Shining: Sundry Thoughts

    The Shining (dir. Stanley Kubrick, 1980) – Even just the abstracts of the “interpretations” that have been performed on this film are exhausting. (And note well: these are performances.) Some of them embody everything that’s wrong with academia, what with those deconstructive and reconstructive critical analyses that turn out to bear very little, if any, resemblance to the…

  • Killer’s Kiss

    Killer’s Kiss is an example par excellence of a remarkably gifted filmmaker—in this case Stanley Kubrick—forced early in his career to make the most of a film with very limited sources. This is, apparently, Kubrick’s second film, though he had his first one (Fear and Desire) removed from circulation on account of his displeasure with…

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    This begins a post I didn’t think would exist, but here we are. After reading Lapsely & Westlake’s Film Theory, it became clear that Kubrick’s infamous Eyes Wide Shut held numerous possibilities for the field that most films couldn’t begin to contain. And as those authors strongly implied, this is really not a film about…