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An Interview With Stanley Kubrick (1969) From “The Film Director As Superstar”

Below is a brilliantly far ranging and lengthy interview with Stanley Kubrick, carried out after the completion of 2001: A Space odyssey, and while he was still researching his planned biopic of Napoleon Bonaparte. Many thanks to @LaFamiliaFilm and his site, Cinephilia And Beyond  for originally sourcing this piece. Excerpted from “The Film Director as Superstar” (Doubleday and […]

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Documentary: Martin Scorsese Directs

Here’s a treat for you – Martin Scorsese Directs, an hour long film from 1990 by Joel Sucher and Steven Fischler, part of the PBS American Masters series. The in-depth look at the man and his career up to then features numerous contributions from Marty collaborators such as Joe Pesci, Roger Corman, Robert De Niro, […]

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Sir Alec Guinness and Michael Parkinson Discuss Star Wars in 1977

Below we have Sir Alec Guinness’s first UK television interview to publicise Star Wars in 1977 with the then king of chat shows, Michael Parkinson. He is effusive and full of praise for the film and its creator George Lucas, deeming it to be have “a marvellous, healthy innocence”. Of course in his diaries Guinness […]

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Interview: Dan Richter, 2001: A Space Odyssey’s Moonwatcher

Recently by chance I discovered Dan Richter, chief  choreographer and lead performing man-ape “Moonwatcher”, from the Dawn Of Man segment of 2001: A Space Odyssey, is on twitter. I contacted him through his website and he very kindly agreed to give the readers of Cinetropolis some insight into his experiences working on Stanley Kubrick’s seminal […]

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What The Hey? Calm Down Dear, It’s Cannon’s Captain America!

In 1984, cigar chomping Cannon film tycoons Menaham Golam and Yorum Globus pony up a $225,000.00 five year deal with Marvel Comics for the rights to Spider-Man and Captain America. Cannon were renowned for their lavish advertising for many proposed films, one way of attracting investors before a single frame of film was committed. They […]

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Talkin’ ’bout A Revolution: Soderbergh’s The Argentine And Guerilla

The roots of the two part film adaptation of revolutionary Che Guevara’s Cuban revolution and squalid Bolivian downfall arose from a mutual interest in the story between Benicio Del Toro and director Steven Soderbergh, debated at length during the filming of the latter’s Traffic. Del Toro was one of the film’s producers and spent several […]

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Exclusive: Matthew Modine On His Full Metal Jacket Diary iPad app, Kubrick, Nolan, and more

  Following our news item on actor Matthew Modine’s Full Metal Jacket Diary iPad app, Mr Modine was kind enough to answer a few follow up questions for Cinetropolis on working with director Stanley Kubrick, how the app came into being, his recent experience working on The Dark Knight Rises, and more. To visit Matthew […]

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Screenwriter Bob Gale and Christopher Lloyd discuss Back To The Future

On January 25 2013, at the University Of California Television, screenwriter Bob Gale and Doc Brown himself, Christopher Lloyd, sat down after a screening of Back To The Future for an in depth discussion on the making of the film. Thanks to Mentorless , here are some of Bob Gale’s highlights from that evening. 1 – […]

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30 Years Of Hurt: David Lynch Before Dune Bugged Him

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the making and release of David Lynch’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal science fiction opus, Dune. Pretty much panned on its release and later dismissed by Lynch, it has few defenders, though I number myself among them. In October 1984, Paul Mandell interviewed a then enthusiastic Lynch on […]

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Chandleresque: Dick Spanner P.I.

  “Not so long ago in a parallel universe not far from here…” There have been many notable Gerry Anderson projects. From Fireball XL5 to Stingray to Thunderbirds and Terrahawks. However one Gerry Anderson project that seems to have fallen down the back of the sofa of time is Dick Spanner P.I.. First transmitted in […]

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