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17-year old Stanley Kubrick photographing New York
Old 03-30-2019   #1
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17-year old Stanley Kubrick photographing New York

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Thanks for the link.

Interesting to see how people dressed, ladies hair styles and how folks lived back then. The young lady carrying a pile of books, must of been an exception as from my Moms generation they were homemakers. Kind of looks like some of the movies I watch on TCM.
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those are just great great photos...
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It gives a glimpse of a world that no longer exists.
I liked them a lot.
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What great photography. And from a 17 year old. Amazing.

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Truly a Prodigy.

A prodigy is someone who is so naturally talented at something that they become a master of that particular skill as a child––you can be a musical prodigy or a math prodigy.
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Fantastic - thanks for sharing
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Great link - I love those shots
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These are great, although I've seen some of them before. The guy in the suit in the "High Wire Act" photo looks like a young Richard Nixon. Maybe it was. Nixon practiced law in NYC at one time.
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Truly a Prodigy.

A prodigy is someone who is so naturally talented at something that they become a master of that particular skill as a child––you can be a musical prodigy or a math prodigy.
I actually kind of have mixed feelings about Kubrik as a Director. I recognize his genius but he perhaps made some movies that were not quite my style. Nevertheless, some of his films were just fabulous (Barry Lyndon comes to mind, as does his early anti war movie Paths of Glory ) but others, for all the hype about them, are only so so or at least have not stood the test of time so well IMHO. And The Shining stands out for me as being just about the world's most unscary, un-frightening horror movie of all time and so has to be one of his misses as I score it. (But perhaps the fault lies more with Steven King as author - it's hard to polish a "you know what".) What Kubrik really must be lauded for at least though, I think, is his willingness to try just about any genre. And I certainly do not knock him for that, nor for his willingness to go to the "nth degree" to recreate detail and period feel. My love of Barry Lyndon is mostly about that - even for example making period accurate military uniforms (hundreds and hundreds of them) using authentic patterns and period accurate color dyes to get the right color. Name another Director who goes to such lengths.

His early photography was excellent and especially in this I agree, he was a kind of prodigy.
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I actually kind of have mixed feelings about Kubrik as a Director. Some of his films were just fabulous (Barry Lyndon comes to mind, as does his early anti war movie Paths of Glory ) but others, for all the hype about them, are only so so or at least have not stood the test of time so well IMHO. And The Shining stands out for me as being just about the world's most unscary horror movie of all time and so has to be one of his misses as I score it. (But perhaps the fault lies more with Steven King as author - it's hard to polish a "you know what".) What Kubrik really must be lauded for at least though, I think, is his willingness to try just about any genre. And I certainly do not knock him for that.

His early photography was excellent and especially in this he was a kind of prodigy.

I have all of his films on DVD. Not all hit the mark, but IMHO (except for the first one) each masterfully well done. BTW he hated the first one.
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I have all of his films on DVD. Not all hit the mark, but IMHO (except for the first one) each masterfully well done. BTW he hated the first one.
".......each masterfully well done" Yes I think I would give him that.
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Just fantastic. Thank you. If you search “Kubrick and lenses” on YouTube, there is some great stuff about his camera and lens collection, how he used and modified his cinema lenses and lit his scenes to create the effects in films like Barry Lyndon and Eyes Wide Shut. It’s really interesting.
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Here Kubrick's daughter shows off the famous F0.7 Barry Lyndon lens

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVF1zoyQJHY
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I have always been a Kubrick fan those photos are great!

These days I prefer Orson Welles films or even simpler Chris Carter's X-Files lol.

Chuckled a little at how she handled that lens! Could it really be that heavy?

Edit: If you have not seen "The Other Side of the Wind" -Orson Welles, its on Netflix and worth the time! Released in 2018 after some 40 odd years in the closet.
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#13 Laboratory At Columbia University, reminds me Dr. Strangelove.
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Very cool

#27 seems staged though.
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#27 seems staged though.



Just #27? I'd say there are many that are staged. He moved on to a medium where he could better express himself!
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The Shining wasn't really intended as a "Horror Film" it was a "Psychological Thriller".

If you haven't seen this breakdown of the film, I'd heavily suggest it.

http://www.curtislibrary.com/2016/04...s-the-shining/

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I actually kind of have mixed feelings about Kubrik as a Director. I recognize his genius but he perhaps made some movies that were not quite my style. Nevertheless, some of his films were just fabulous (Barry Lyndon comes to mind, as does his early anti war movie Paths of Glory ) but others, for all the hype about them, are only so so or at least have not stood the test of time so well IMHO. And The Shining stands out for me as being just about the world's most unscary, un-frightening horror movie of all time and so has to be one of his misses as I score it. (But perhaps the fault lies more with Steven King as author - it's hard to polish a "you know what".) What Kubrik really must be lauded for at least though, I think, is his willingness to try just about any genre. And I certainly do not knock him for that, nor for his willingness to go to the "nth degree" to recreate detail and period feel. My love of Barry Lyndon is mostly about that - even for example making period accurate military uniforms (hundreds and hundreds of them) using authentic patterns and period accurate color dyes to get the right color. Name another Director who goes to such lengths.

His early photography was excellent and especially in this I agree, he was a kind of prodigy.
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These were shown at the Museum of the City of New York late last year in a major show they put on called "Through a Different Lens".

https://variety.com/2018/film/news/s...os-1202741533/

It was lovely seeing the (obviously modern) prints, some about three feet high/ wide. Most were shot while he was a staff photographer for Look magazine, which he joined at age 17. The stories that he and Look pursued, and his work on them, are fascinating.

There is a book that accompanied the show:

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The Shining wasn't really intended as a "Horror Film" it was a "Psychological Thriller".

If you haven't seen this breakdown of the film, I'd heavily suggest it.

http://www.curtislibrary.com/2016/04...s-the-shining/
Nah - That's splitting hairs mate. Problem is I did not find it thrilling either. Sorry.

Watching movies, especially horror movies (or thrillers) relies on "willing suspension of disbelief" which is key to the enjoyment of those movies. But there are limits to how much disbelief I can actually suspend. And poor filmic devices like tidal waves of blood gushing down a hallway don't help much either. (And neither did Jack Nicholson leering through a door and intoning "Honey I'm Home" in his best insane voice).

In short whether its a thriller or a horror movie it just left me cold. Of course if others feel differently about this film or others in his portfolio I have no problem with that - everyone is entitled to their own view and own sense of what appeals to them and does not.
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His still photography is so interesting. Kubrick is the only director to come close to getting Marine Corps boot camp right (Full Metal Jacket) and 2001 is a masterpiece. Thanks for the link.
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What’s especially interesting to me about these photos is just how many of them, apart from period clothing, could have been taken yesterday. The daily existence in NYC, something I live all the time, is largely unchanged since then.
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