October 28, 2012 |
The sleek logo for LACMA's “art+film” gala does a beautiful job of balancing “art” and “film,” giving each word equal space around the plus sign. The museum gala that took place Saturday night under that rubric was another story: The entertainment world easily outshone the art world, and the evening designed to celebrate artist Ed Ruscha alongside filmmaker Stanley Kubrick became mainly a Kubrick odyssey, to borrow the title of the screening series that accompanies LACMA's new Kubrick exhibition.
April 12, 1987 |
Warner Bros. does pretty well in the picture business--and now finds itself also selling armaments. That is, the London office is selling 60 M-16 guns, 50 M-14 guns, two M-60 machine guns; 40 AK-47s and "a lot of extraneous war supplies" (like flak jackets and hand grenades). It's all leftover from Stanley Kubrick's Vietnam War production of "Full Metal Jacket," due this summer.
April 18, 2013 |
Whether it's signing his photographs and his books, participating in a documentary or talking at all, Bert Stern can barely be bothered. Which is a flaw that "Bert Stern: Original Mad Man" never overcomes. It's not that Stern didn't take any memorable photographs or lacked for dramatic incident in his life. Quite the contrary. A creator of images who helped revolutionize the use of photography in advertising, he became celebrated for Marilyn Monroe's last sitting as well as the shot that became the celebrated poster for Stanley Kubrick's "Lolita.
January 30, 1992 |
I can remember the ad campaign for "Lolita" clearly. It was 1962, I was 9, and the advertising suggestively screamed "How did they ever make a movie out of 'Lolita'?" Then there was Sue Lyon, the 14-year-old unknown chosen to play novelist Vladimir Nabokov's most famous erotic symbol. Her pretty adolescent features were the top of beauty to a kid just beginning to sense the links between aura and sex appeal.
December 18, 2005 |
----- Full Metal Jacket Diary Matthew Modine Rugged Land: 300 pp., $29.95 ----- The Stanley Kubrick Archives Edited by Alison Castle Taschen: 544 pp., $200 ----- Stanley Kubrick Drama & Shadows Photographs 1945-1950 Rainer Crone Phaidon: 256 pp. $69.95 WHEN a friend heard that Matthew Modine had been cast in the lead of Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket," he presented the actor with an old Rolleiflex camera.
September 12, 1996 |
When director Stanley Kubrick and novelist Vladimir Nabokov brought Nabokov's controversial novel "Lolita" to the screen in 1962, they cast 15-year-old newcomer Sue Lyon in the title role without specifying her age, which in the book was only 12. Most critics said that Lyon looked closer to 17, thus undercutting seriously the impact of the exquisite torture Nabokvov's middle-aged Humbert Humbert endured in his fixation on what the novelist described famously as a "nymphet."
June 17, 2013 |
British artist David Hockney and filmmaker Martin Scorsese will be this year's honorees at the annual L.A. County Museum of Art's Art + Film Gala, the museum announced on Monday. The big-ticket event, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, is a fundraiser for the museum and gathers notable names from the art, music, fashion and film worlds. Now in its third year, the Art + Film Gala is co-chaired by Leonardo DiCaprio and LACMA trustee Eva Chow, who is married to Mr. Chow restaurateur Michael Chow.
June 13, 2013 |
A key moment in the history of post-World War II European avant-garde music was when Stanley Kubrick threw out the score that Alex North had written for “2001: A Space Odyssey” and replaced it with the temporary track he had been using. Along with “Also Sprach Zarathustra” and “The Blue Danube” was the Hungarian composer György Ligeti's mysteriously misty “Atmosphéres.” It seemed that everybody and their brother saw the film, and that every college student in America brought the soundtrack.
July 31, 2013 |
Gustavo Dudamel's debut album with the Berlin Philharmonic will be released in September and will spotlight music by Richard Strauss, including "Thus Spake Zarathustra," "Don Juan" and "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks. " The album, which is scheduled to be released by Deutsche Grammophon on Sept. 17, was recorded with the Berlin Philharmonic during concerts in 2012 and 2013. The release of the album will also mark a special occasion -- next year is the 150th birthday of Strauss, who was born in Munich. Dudamel said in a statement that the recording was both an honor and a challenge because "as soon as you think of 'Zarathustra,' you think of the Berlin Philharmonic, and of [Herbert von]