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Eyes Wide Open:  A Memoir of Stanley Kubrick by Frederic Raphael
Raphael's book has some fairly interesting insights in the process and developement of Eyes Wide Shut from his end of the production. However, I wish he'd spent less time name dropping, listing the various holiday homes he owns and arbirtrary anecdotes. His views on Kubrick seem to be very over-analytical and at the same time buying into the mythology and sensationalism of the man and his apparent 'reclusiveness.'

The conversations between himself and Kubrick are written like a bad screenplay, which makes the legitimacy of the words suspect. There's just no way he could've written these conversations verbatim, and during these talks with Stanley, he's made himself appear a lot… Read more
Theodore Rex [DVD] [1995] [Region 1] [US Import] [&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Whoopi Goldberg
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
To say this film is awful is like saying the Mona Lisa lacks any notion of skill, creativity and expression. But is the film awful? Yes. Yes it is - but it's a good kind of awful.

The film itself is confusing, I would say because of the whole talking dinosaur thing. The idea is that this is set in an alternate future, where Dinosaurs walk around in hawaiian shirts, jeans and shades. They also speak in american accents and appear to have mastered the english language with impressive dexterity. The strange thing I found was that whilst Teddy wears cool 90's gear, Whoopi wears nightmarishly revealing ass-tight jumpsuits which appear to consist of a futuristic spandex/leather… Read more
Barry Lyndon [1975] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Ryan O'Neal
Barry Lyndon [1975] [DVD] DVD ~ Ryan O'Neal
5.0 out of 5 stars This Is Kubrick, 12 Nov 2008
Barry Lyndon hosts all the elements of something which is flawless, the genius of kubrick's vision and tenacity to gain perfection is seen through-out. Kubrick had custom camera lenses made by NASA so he could film in natural candle light only - this scene in paticular has a sense of texture and tone which a painting could provide. The performances are staggeringly brilliant and you feel the reserveness of the characters emotions and feelings, the battle scenes are shot with such beauty and realism that you believe what your seeing. On top of all that...this is the greatest rise and fall story ever told.

I think its worth a few pounds when you can possess this forever...

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