Directors Talk: Stanley Kubrick

Boys and girls…

Just wanted to quickly bring to your attention another installment of the “Director’s Talk” series, where PG Cooper, Ian and I have a roundtable discussion about the greatest directors of all time.

Our focus this time out? One of the most legendary directors of them all, the visionary Stanley Kubrick! The man who has authored some of the most highly regarded films ever made, including “2001: A Space Odyssey”, “Dr. Strangelove”, “A Clockwork Orange”, “The Shining”, “Full Metal Jacket”, and many others!

It’s Ian’s turn to host this round, you can find the discussion over at his blog by clicking here. Stop by and check it out and let us know what you think of Mr. Kubrick and his films!

The LAMB’s Movie of the Month: Help Support “The Shining”!

Calling all FMR Readers! I need your help!

(Fogs gets up and sounds the bugle, but all that comes out is a weak, dying bleat…)

“Never had one lesson!” :D

I’ve been lucky enough to score a spot on another Lambcast! The Lambcast is the official podcast of the Large Association of Movie Blogs, which now includes over 1,200 sites as members. The episode I’ll be on is scheduled to record early next month… and the topic will be the movie that wins this month’s “Movie of the Month” poll.

So I’m getting out the vote… I dont want to wind up talking about “Hackers”… c’mon! There’s a movie there I’d like to champion, and I’m hoping you’ll help me support it, so that I can make the most of my guest spot and really get behind the movie in question. It’s Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining”. In my opinion, it’s one of the greatest horror films of all time, from one of the greatest directors of all time, starring one of the biggest movie stars of all time, in one of his most legendary roles. This is an awesome movie, complete with iconic images, memorable quotes, and one of the greatest villains (anti-heroes? LOL) ever to hit the screen.

Jack Torrance.

I’ve also been hoping to connect with a “Movie of the Month” in order to write up a “Movie That Everyone Should See” column on it. Each month LAMB members who choose to submit articles they’ve written in regards to the MOTM in question, and I just haven’t connected with one in the few months since I’ve been a member. This is a chance to change that in a BIG way.

So help me out! Swing over to the Movie of the Month poll by clicking this link, tell ‘em…

Heeeeere’s Johnny!

Movies That Everyone Should See: “2001: A Space Odyssey”

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The year was 1968.

America was in the midst of “The Space Race” with the Russians. Man had yet to set foot on the moon, but the Apollo program was in full swing. The world was only a year away from taking “One small step for man”.

There was probably never more attention and fervor surrounding space exploration than during that specific period in time. And that year, Stanley Kubrick released “2001: A Space Odyssey”.

One of the most ambitious films of all time.

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