Friday, January 25, 2008

Kubrick still alive and creating movie trailers

Maybe it is just because I have had Stanley Kubrick on my mind. Currently, on Moviepix on Demand, all of Kubrick's films are available to be watched at any time. In addition, there is the fascinating 2 and a half hour documentary Stanley Kubrick: A Life In Pictures.

On the good side, it features analysis of all his films, interviews with other directors such as Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese and actors who had worked with him such as Malcolm McDowell (who offers the most insightful info on Kubrick during the making of A Clockwork Orange) and Jack Nicholson.

On the bad side, the documentary is narrated by Tom Cruise. Which means lots of talk about Kubrick's last film, Eyes Wide Shut. It is a film that has been much maligned but years after its initial release, it is a film that does deserve a second look.

Anyway, with Kubrick in mind, I watched the trailer for a new film starring Tim Roth and Naomi Watts called Funny Games. It is a shot-for-shot remake of an Austrian film of the same name from 1997. Michael Haneke directed both. Anyway, watch the trailer and tell me this doesn't make it look and sound like a Kubrick film.

Top 5 Tim Roth films
1. Pulp Fiction
2. Reservoir Dogs
3. Rosencrantz and Guilderstein
4. Rob Roy
5. Hoodlum


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