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A variety of things motivate me to get things done. At current my inability to fall asleep is motivation to type this BLOG and work on a few other things on the interwebz so that I can hopefully fatigue myself into sleep, but also have some prep work done for myself so that when I rise in the morning whether it be at my usual waking time or later due to the prolonged departure into dreamland I will either be ahead of the game or on schedule. 380 more words
Time for me to make an impossible effort in showing you that I’m more than just a hopeless romantic. You might not believe so after my choice in movies this month, – even though, in my defense, the worst one’s were chosen by guy-friends or my brother – but I’ve actually got quite the interest for culture and history. 547 more words
The tightest, funniest, most disturbing Stanley Kubrick film since Dr. Strangelove is (so I hear) the Vietnam movie soldiers love best.
In neat halves—the first part takes place in a slightly otherworldly version of basic training, the second in a slightly otherworldly version of ‘Nam— 257 more words
America spent the eighties processing the collective experience of the Vietnam conflict. As a result, Hollywood spent much of the decade making movies about ‘Nam. Oliver Stone’s Platoon presented combat from the perspective of the young soldiers while Rambo gave America a cathartic fantasy in which one man could single-handedly win the war. 509 more words
Stanley Kubrick was an American director,producer and photographer.He is considered as one of the greatest and most influencial directors of all time. He is best known for movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey, Full Metal Jacket, Dr Strangelove and many more.His film 2001: A Space Odyssey won an academy award for best special effects in the year 1969. 180 more words
Is Kubrick’s last official feature incomplete? Sure…all of us hardcore fans realize that. Oh, the marketing in 1999 assured us that Stanley had turned in his final cut, just days ahead of succumbing to a massive heart attack in his sleep at the age of only 70. 897 more words