Remembering Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick, the multifaceted filmmaker passed away on this day in 1999. Kubrick was born in New York, but spent most of his adult life in the United Kingdom. He started off as a photographer and went on to become a filmmaker. His film repertoire includes “Spartacus,” “Lolita,” “Dr. Strangeglove,” “The Space Odyssey,” “Clockwork Orange,” “Full Metal Jacket,” and more. Here is the full list of Kubrick’s films.

In this rare interview of Kubrick you can hear him talk about his life, childhood and films. He describes he was a misfit in school and what helped him get over it was discovering photography when he was 12 or 13 years old. And photography helped hone his problem solving skills that helped him later on in life.

Here is another rare radio interview with Kubrick created by a fan on YouTube. In this interview Kubrick about films, filmmakers, stories, authors that interest him.

 

And here is an interview I did with actor Mathew Modine, who acted in Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket,” and has written a book on his experience working for the film. And there is an app called Full Metal Jacket Diary based on Modine’s book.

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Full Metal Jacket Diary App

Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket,” is a film about America’s involvement in the Vietnam war. Released in 1987 the film follows a Marine group during the war. It took about 2 years to complete the shooting of the film. During the making of the  film Mathew Modine maintained a dairy, which he later on published as a limited book called “The Full Metal Jacket Diary.”  Modine plays a journalist in the film.

And now Modine’s diary is available as an iPad app. Created by Adam Rakoff, the app is about 4 hours long, and a free preview of the first chapter is available.

We caught up with Mathew and Rakoff  at this year’s Conquest Film Festival in San Jose. Modine was honored with a Maverick Tech Innovator’s award. Here is that  interview we did on how the Full Metal Jacket Diary came about.