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August 2, 2013

Stanley Kubrick’s 10 Favorite Movies

In honor of what would have been Stanley Kubrick‘s 85th birthday, the British Film Institute has published an excellent article on the groundbreaking writer/director, as well as a little-known list of his ten favorite films.

Nick Wrigley of the BFI writes:

I count myself among the many admirers of Kubrick’s films and his remarkable aptitude for problem solving in all areas of life. I would argue that the only remaining unexplored area of Stanley’s life in film is his relationship with, and love of, other people’s films. In his later life he chose not to talk publicly about such things, giving only a couple of interviews to large publications when each new film was ready – but through his associates, friends, and fellow filmmakers it’s now possible to piece together a revealing jigsaw.

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August 2, 2013

Quote of the Day: Robert Cormier

The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon. You can always do it better, find the exact word, the apt phrase, the leaping simile.