Late US film director Stanley Kubrick was said to be a fan of the Futura typeface. Christian Annyas, a web designer, decided to find out how often, if at all, that Kubrick used Futura, by analysing the typefaces he used in his films, trailers, and posters.
Friday, 17 February, 2017
Friday, 14 October, 2016
A.I. Artificial Intelligence was made by Steven Spielberg in 2001. If you look at Kubrick – Spielberg, a short film by French actor Candice Drouet, it looks as if Spielberg took inspiration from a number of Stanley Kubrick’s works.
In fact, Kubrick and Spielberg worked together on the film, until Kubrick’s death in 1999. Suggestions that Spielberg wanted the film to stand as a homage to Kubrick therefore make sense.
Wednesday, 14 September, 2016
I’m not sure what Kubrick would have made of this, or fans of 2001, for that matter, but I think it works quite well. Tame Impala aren’t called a psychedelic rock act for nothing, you know.
Wednesday, 20 July, 2016
How many people would ever wonder, even for an instant, whether the tools and equipment, the papers and the books, they worked with during their lives, would ever end up as part of a museum display, or an exhibition?
I wonder if Stanley Kubrick might have had such a thought? Would he ever have envisaged The Stanley Kubrick Exhibition, currently taking place in San Francisco?
For those of us with an interest in Kubrick and his work though, the show is surely a boon, but if you’re unable to attend, this video tour of the San Francisco show, hosted by Adam Savage, will give you an idea of what it’s about.
Thursday, 9 June, 2016
US filmmaker Wes Anderson references Stanley Kubrick in his work far more often than I realised. Of course, Anderson’s distinct style has its own way of making his influences that much harder to detect.
Thursday, 16 July, 2015
Kubrick is the name of a new series of works in progress, by New York City based comic artist and illustrator Tomer Hanuka, that are based, as the name would suggest, on films made by Stanley Kubrick. Thought provoking, no?
Friday, 3 July, 2015
The Shining, by Stanley Kubrick, is one film I’m still yet to see.
Until that happens, I’ll have to make do with a little taste of the 1980 movie by way of these scenes, that New York City based food stylist Claudia Ficca, and photographer and filmmaker Davide Luciano, recreated by way of all manner of assorted food stuffs.
Wednesday, 21 January, 2015
US film director Steven Soderbergh, maker of the Ocean’s Eleven series of films among others, has recut 2001: A Space Odyssey. His one hundred and ten minute re-working of Stanley Kubrick’s classic came about, it seems, from a desire to cross a line.
That’s some line to cross. I’m unable to embed the video, but Soderbergh has posted it to his website here.
Thursday, 27 November, 2014
Red, one colour, many facets, something that late US film director Stanley Kubrick was not oblivious to.
Tuesday, 11 November, 2014
There’s been talk for years of a movie based on 3001: The Final Odyssey, the final installment of Arthur C. Clarke’s four book series, that in turn was based on the Stanley Kubrick directed 2001: A Space Odyssey.
At one point it was suggested Tom Hanks would have a prominent role in such a production, but that particular project was eventually shelved.
Now it looks like “3001” may yet be adapted for the screen, with the news last week that US film director Ridley Scott will be acting as executive producer for a proposed television mini series based on the book.
While ok, I didn’t find either “3001”, or the title that preceded it, 2061: Odyssey Three, to be that great, especially when compared with “2001” or even Clarke’s second novel in the series, 2010: Odyssey Two. I’ll refrain from making any comment on the film adaptation of “2010” however.
But let’s see, fingers crossed, and what have you… some adept adaptation writing might see “3001” turned into a decent screen production.