this persons fucking youtube poops belong in a modern art museum i swear to god
Inspiration in a hyperlink.
After ‘Straw Dogs,’ Monty Python memorably parodied Peckinpah’s fondness for extreme bloodletting and slow-motion death scenes in a sketch called ‘Sam Peckinpah’s Salad Days.’ The extremely gory sketch earned the BBC some complaints from disgusted ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’ viewers, but Peckinpah himself reportedly found it hilarious. —Gary Susman
when the reporter gets shot at the end
Malcolm McDowell is incredibly interesting to listen to. He seems to have a caustic sense of humor and you can tell from the tone of his voice and what he says that he and Kubrick didn’t always see eye to eye on everything. A brilliant commentary that acts as a great accompaniment to a brilliant film. Well worth a listen and well worth returning to more than once.
Great Bolshy Yarblockos! Making ‘A Clockwork Orange’ (2007). In this documentary, we follow Stanley Kubrick as he creates one of the most controversial films of all time, one that retains its power to shock audiences, even after 35 years. At the time of its release, A Clockwork Orange created a firestorm of controversy. Through interviews with collaborators, filmmakers, screenwriters and authors, we come to appreciate Stanley Kubrick as an artist unafraid to take risks and court controversy, committed unwaveringly to his single-minded goal: the highest artistic quality of his films. In the short running time we learn why Kubrick originally turned the story down only to change his mind and (as usual) go through several different screenplays before finally getting one he likes. The production of the film also gets some good stories including how Kubrick got “Singin’ in the Rain” to be in the film and the eventually falling out between him and star McDowell.
Still Tickin’: The Return of A Clockwork Orange is a wonderful documentary that looks at the controversy surrounding the film and the iconic status of the film. The documentary is essentially a talking heads production, but everybody has something interesting to say. It features directors from other films and how they were influenced by Kubrick and A Clockwork Orange.
An examination of Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange in the year which marks the 20th anniversary of Kubrick’s decision to ban the film from UK distribution. It was blamed for an outbreak of violence and rapes. The programme questions whether it is right for Kubrick to continue to ban the film because of its effects on a small minority.
For your reading pleasure: A Clockwork Orange Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick. Based on the novel by Anthony Burgess [pdf].
NOTE: All material for educational purposes only.
this is giving me a clockwork orgasm
Sergio Leone on the set of Once Upon a Time in the West.
Why did you decide to become a filmmaker?
SL: My mother was an actress. My father was an actor and a director. I am the son of filmmakers. I was born with this bow tie made of celluloid on my collar.
And why did you decide to make westerns?
SL: I had never thought of making a western even as I was making it. I think that my films are westerns only in their exterior aspects. Within them are some of my truths, which happily, I see, belong to lots of parts of the world. Not just America. My discussion is one that has gone all the way from Fistful of Dollars through Once Upon a Time in America. But if you look closely at all these films, you find in them the same meanings, the same humor, the same point of view, and, also, the same pains.
Which filmmakers influenced you, and what were your favorite films?
SL: I must be honest and say that I was under the fascination of films. I was
fascinated by all films, even the words of them. If I was to do a more-precise
analysis of the situation, I have to admit that I was more entertained by the bad films than the good ones. Because when something is beautiful, it is there; it is finished; it is done. It doesn’t have to be touched or be worked upon. But if it is badly realized and not completely expressed, sometimes that is more provocative and interesting than when you see something that is perfectly and beautifully done. But if there is an auteur who influenced me—and there is only one—that is Charlie Chaplin. And he never won an Oscar.
Interview with Sergio Leone (1987)
By Marlaine Glicksman
Previously on Cinephilia & Beyond:
Luther: Warriors, come out to plaaaaay.
I watched this at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery’s Cinespia, where they had a contest for best “Warriors” costume. Good times.
“your mother sucks cocks in hell”
Mr. President, here’s the solution to the broken education system: Teach kindergarteners the alphabet this way.