Posts Tagged ‘Stanley Kubrick’


Jeg Liker Stanley Kubrick

februar 9, 2011

PLAYBOY: If life is so purposeless, do you feel that it’s worth living?

STANLEY KUBRICK: Yes, for those of us who manage somehow to cope with our mortality. The very meaninglessness of life forces man to create his own meaning. Children, of course, begin life with an untarnished sense of wonder, a capacity to experience total joy at something as simple as the greenness of a leaf; but as they grow older, the awareness of death and decay begins to impinge on their consciousness and subtly erode their joie de vivre, their idealism—and their assumption of immortality. As a child matures, he sees death and pain everywhere about him, and begins to lose faith in faith and in the ultimate goodness of man. But if he’s reasonably strong—and lucky—he can emerge from this twilight of the soul into a rebirth of life’s Ã¨lan. Both because of and in spite on his awareness of the meaninglessness of life, he can forge a fresh sense of purpose and affirmation. He may not recapture the same pure sense of wonder he was born with, but he can shape something far more enduring and sustaining. The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent; but if we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death—however mutable man may be able to make them—our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light

Resten av Playboyintervjuet her.

-Stanley Kubrick

/Kenneth Tangnes


The Greatest Movie Never Made?

desember 10, 2009

Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon: The Greatest Movie Never Made

‘The director was on a mission. He was unimpressed by every Napoleon movie ever made, from Abel Gance’s 1927 silent to Marlon Brando’s mumbly Désirée. Kubrick—who by the time of his death in 1999 had assembled one of the world’s largest archives of Napoleon-related material—hoped to offer the most comprehensive vision of the emperor’s life, covering 50 years in three hours. And he had been trying to do that since 1967.’ (Mer her)

Helt klart en film jeg gjerne skulle ha sett laget!

/Kenneth Tangnes


Jeg Liker Cutaway Diagrams

februar 7, 2009

Warship Diagram

Og når det atpåtil er av krigsskip fra denne tidsepoken, så  er vi i boks! Minner meg om Stanley Kubricks ‘Barry Lyndon’:

Forøvrig en veldig god film!

/Kenneth Tangnes