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Wheelbarrows and Requests

8 men gathered in the gloom of Salem Park this morning with one thing on their mind: “please, Lord, just not a Murph.”  Fear not, soldiers.  265 more words


REVIEW: Full Metal Jacket (1987)

One man’s journey from boot camp to war is depicted in what is hailed as one of Stanley Kubrick’s best.

A group of young recruits enters the Marine Corps boot camp as they prepare for the Vietnam War. 830 more words

American Films

The Short-Timers by Gustav Hasford

The Short-Timers is the novel that was the basis for Stanley Kubrick’s great Vietnam war movie, Full-Metal Jacket. I always assumed it wasn’t much of a novel, never having heard any praise for it and assuming that, as people often say, good movies are usually based on bad novels. 142 more words


Show or Tell: Stanley Kubrick and Full Metal Jacket

Possibly Kubrick’s most visually appealing film and one of his most succinct. Much of Kubrick’s work is overly indulgent and gratuitous. Full Metal Jacket is different in this sense only in that Kubrick shows enough restraint to bring the movie to a close in under 2 hours. 1,335 more words

Stanley Kubrick’s Right-Hand Man Speaks: The Personal Toll of Working With a Genius

Nick Schager writes: Every serious cinephile is aware of Stanley Kubrick, but far fewer are familiar with Leon Vitali, the English co-star of Kubrick’s… 519 more words

Art & Culture

A Conversation About Stanley Kubrick with Jan Harlan @ SXSW, March 15, 2009

Originally posted April 7, 2009. No photos available.

A Conversation With Jan Harlan
Sunday, March 15th @ 3pm
Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX

Elvis Mitchell, Host of The Treatment, KCRW-FM and Under the Influence… 509 more words


Day 8: Tater Tots

New day, new breakfast tactic.

Instead of asking what Harry wants for breakfast and then going through a grueling tug-of-war with the boy, I’m just going to make something he likes (and I approve of) and serve it to him.  805 more words