James B. Harris produced three films with his friend Stanley Kubrick. In this interview, he offers a rare glimpse of life on the set with Kubrick— not as a legend but a working director.
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“As a writer, even as a child, long before what I wrote began to be published, I developed a sense that meaning itself was resident in the rhythms of words and sentences and paragraphs…The way I write is who I am, or have become…” (The Year of Magical Thinking(
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOAN DIDION.
ANNETTE INSDORF on Stanley Kubrick.
excerpted from a conversation in which Insdorf spoke with Tom Cruise and Terry Semel about Stanley Kubrick’s obsession with control, which — i’m somewhat delighted to hear — extended to his films’ theatrical distribution.
i highly recommend reading the entire conversation in Interview Magazine for much more detail.(via criterioncorner)
From the Set of WEEKEND
Quoth Criterion’s website:
“In conceiving the look of Weekend, director Andrew Haigh was inspired by the lighting and framing in the work of the Irish photography team Quinnford + Scout—a.k.a. Colin Quinn and Oisín Share. He also ended up hiring the pair as on-set still photographers for the film. He asked them to not only capture the scenes we see on-screen but to create moments between the characters that don’t exist in the film. Here are some of those evocative and intimate images.”
it’s worth noting that Criterion has used most of these images in their dvd & blu-ray packaging materials.
WEEKEND is now available from The Criterion Collection on DVD & Blu-ray. my review of this release will be up soon (spoiler alert: it’s awesome).