Kubrick brainstorms subtitles for Dr Strangelove

Soon after completing Lolita in 1962, Stanley Kubrick, Peter George and Terry Southern took a straight-laced Cold War thriller novel published in 1958 as Red Alert, renamed all the characters for maximum absurdity, and created the satiric masterpiece Dr. Strangelove.  But Kubrick...
Posted On 07 Mar 2013

Oscars Postmortem: A Tribute to Roger Deakins

by Marshall Flores When the 85th Academy Awards concluded, the final distribution of winners generally reflected the patterns of years past. A few won their second or third statuettes, others received their first trophies, and most walked home empty handed, some for the umpteenth...
Posted On 26 Feb 2013
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Life of Pi, opening shots to open the mind

    Music moves me – duh – and that is like having a window opening on a heightened reality, but the effect is fleeting: When the music ends, the magic, the uplifting, vanishes and the window slams shut. Words, on the other hand, by the nature of how they...
Posted On 24 Feb 2013

Lincoln, Spielberg and the Seeds of Time

“If you can look into the seeds of time, And say which grain will grow and which will not, Speak then to me.” Twice during Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, a collection of glass plate photographs are featured. Lincoln’s son, 10-year-old Tad, is preoccupied with...
Posted On 16 Feb 2013

Inocente, Buzkashi Boys, Curfew, Adam and Dog, Paperman – My Favorite Shorts

When the Oscar race starts to get me down as it does every year when it’s finalized and put to bed — for most it’s just another day, another contest, another Super Bowl. For me, it’s recorded history that I then sift through the following year to try to...
Posted On 16 Feb 2013