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American Werewolf
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:05 am  Reply with quote



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Done!
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Aliquis
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Don't kick me but this actually isn't my fave Kubrick film - that honor goes to Dr. Strangelove.
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American Werewolf
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:06 am  Reply with quote



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I love the opening shot. The visual as well as the score really set the mood.
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Aliquis wrote:
Don't kick me but this actually isn't my fave Kubrick film - that honor goes to Dr. Strangelove.

Good choice Thumbs Up

Stanley Kubrick made the cast watch Eraserhead (1977) to put them in the mood he wanted from them.
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SCATMAN CROTHERS!!!
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According to Stephen King, the title is inspired by the refrain in the Plastic Ono Band's song, "Instant Karma" (by John Lennon), which features the chorus: "We all shine on."
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i thought the credits for this were really interesting - scrolling in the direction of an ending...which, as we all know...
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God - why did Jack have to get old!
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Stephen King tried to talk Stanley Kubrick out of casting Jack Nicholson in the lead suggesting, instead, either 'Michael Moriarty' or Jon Voight. King had felt that watching either of these normal-looking men gradually descend into madness, would have immensely improved the dramatic thrust of the storyline. Indeed, many fans of the book agreed with King, adding that Nicholson appeared fairly crazy from the very start, thus there was little or no surprise when Jack ultimately went totally overboard.
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American Werewolf
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Aliquis wrote:
SCATMAN CROTHERS!!!
You are a God!
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sorry but that kid is way more nuts than the dad.
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American Werewolf wrote:
Aliquis wrote:
SCATMAN CROTHERS!!!
You are a God!

You are a God! You are a God!
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Much like the casting of the "Jack" character, Stephen King also disliked the casting of Shelley Duvall as "Wendy." King said that he envisioned Wendy as being a blond former cheerleader type who never had to deal with any true problems in her life making her experience in the Overlook all the more terrifying. He felt that Duvall was too emotionally vulnerable and appeared to have gone through a lot in her life, basically the exact opposite of how he pictured the character.
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Aliquis
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If you like this movie - in the Kubrick sense - not in the book sense - because I felt this film was far better than the book - do yourself a favor. Go buy "A Good and Happy Child" by Justin Evans. It's been giving me nightmares. AWESOME book!
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BlackFlagg wrote:
Aliquis wrote:
Don't kick me but this actually isn't my fave Kubrick film - that honor goes to Dr. Strangelove.

Good choice Thumbs Up

Stanley Kubrick made the cast watch Eraserhead (1977) to put them in the mood he wanted from them.


Mine would be A Clockwork Orange



At some points in my life I thought this was a chore to watch as the trip was not worth the payoff.

I've since come back around and enjoy it as much as I ever have.
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