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"2001" 40th Anniversary Shindig last night w/Vivian Kubrick + others...
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Seamus
2008-10-13 22:48:43 UTC
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Hello all, haven't been to this group for near nine years (and
scarcely recognize it!), didn't see any posts about this:

-On Sunday, 10/12/08, there was a gala event/screening celebrating
"2001", as part of the Jules Verne Film Festival's L.A. run, at the
Edison Bar + Imaginasian theater downtown.

-Vivian Kubrick was there to accept the Jules Verne award on behalf of
her father, and there was a short question-and-answer stage w/her,
Kier Dullea, and Dan Richter (lead ape!), led by the underwhelming Ben
Mankiewicz (of the revamped-At-the-Movies notoriety).

-At the end of the presentation, the award was finally handed over by
the 'surprise guest' Malcolm McDowell, who as always displayed
trademark passive-aggressiveness in recollecting his working with SK.

The event was apparently popular enough that they've now added "2001"
screenings all this week through Thursday (the 'official' festival
runs Friday through Sunday) at 7pm, here's the link:

http://www.julesvernefestival.com/spip.php?rubrique66&lang=fr

Chau,
Seamus
MP
2008-10-14 13:41:04 UTC
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It's nice to see 2001 still picking up awards.

You mentioned that the event was so popular that they had to organise
more screenings. I've seen this happen twice in the UK with 2001 as
well. Small screenings get arranged, and due to overwhelming demand, a
whole week is devoted to the film.
kelpzoidzl
2008-10-14 16:18:01 UTC
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Post by MP
It's nice to see 2001 still picking up awards.
You mentioned that the event was so popular that they had to organise
more screenings. I've seen this happen twice in the UK with 2001 as
well. Small screenings get arranged, and due to overwhelming demand, a
whole week is devoted to the film.
Wow wow wow

gotta go


dc
p***@yahoo.com
2008-10-14 17:41:22 UTC
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Thanks for posting this. Here's a link with photographs of Vivian
Kubrick, Keir Dullea and Macolm McDowell.

http://blogs.laweekly.com/ladaily/media/2001-a-space-odyssey-the-ediso/

and here is a link with a VK bio

http://www.julesvernefestival.com/spip.php?article231&lang=fr

Gen
Don Stockbauer
2008-10-15 04:01:06 UTC
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Thanks for posting this. Here's a link with photographs of Vivian
Kubrick, Keir Dullea and Macolm McDowell.
http://blogs.laweekly.com/ladaily/media/2001-a-space-odyssey-the-ediso/
and here is a link with a VK bio
http://www.julesvernefestival.com/spip.php?article231〈=fr
Gen
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Gunther Gloop
2008-10-15 13:03:49 UTC
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Thanks for posting this. Here's a link with photographs of Vivian
Kubrick, Keir Dullea and Macolm McDowell.
http://blogs.laweekly.com/ladaily/media/2001-a-space-odyssey-the-ediso/
and here is a link with a VK bio
http://www.julesvernefestival.com/spip.php?article231&lang=fr
It's nice to have some Kubrick-related info on here from time to time.
Thank you -and to the original poster. :)

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MP
2008-10-17 18:00:12 UTC
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Here's some footage.
p***@yahoo.com
2008-10-17 19:56:02 UTC
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http://youtu.be/-ohGJlImsdw
http://youtu.be/tRRVFBUMLbs
http://youtu.be/nvhRSd2dpGg
http://youtu.be/QZoDgYvBhZo
Here's some footage.
Thanks very much for posting this, MP. It is great to see Vivian
Kubrick speak publicly about her father especially since she is so
articulate. It is odd that she was not in "A Life in Pictures." Funny
when Macolm McDowell says she was Kubrick's "favorite."

Gen
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2008-10-17 22:47:14 UTC
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http://youtu.be/-ohGJlImsdw
http://youtu.be/tRRVFBUMLbs
http://youtu.be/nvhRSd2dpGg
http://youtu.be/QZoDgYvBhZo
Here's some footage.
Thanks very much for posting this, MP. It is great to see Vivian
Kubrick speak publicly about her father especially since she is so
articulate. It is odd that she was not in "A Life in Pictures." Funny
when Macolm McDowell says she was Kubrick's "favorite."
Gen
Random thoughts:

Vivian Kubrick offers an important "clue" to understanding her
father's films in this video. She said that Kubrick liked Leonard
Bernstein's The Unanswered Question," which were a series of lectures
given at Harvard in 1973 (they are available on DVD and were published
as a book). These lectures bring up many questions. I wonder what
Bernstein thought of Stravinsky's statement that "Music can express
nothing; it can only express itself." Seems to be antithetical to
Bernstein's views although I don't think it is as simple as that with
Stravinsky. He was certainly the superior composer, which doesn't make
me like Bernstein any less.
Anyway, this was a generous observation by Vivian Kubrick and we are
fortunate that she accepted this award on behalf of her father.

Here is an excerpt from Bernstein's lecture:


Gen
kelpzoidzl
2008-10-19 07:16:13 UTC
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http://youtu.be/-ohGJlImsdw
http://youtu.be/tRRVFBUMLbs
http://youtu.be/nvhRSd2dpGg
http://youtu.be/QZoDgYvBhZo
Here's some footage.
Great post. Amazing videos. Yeah for You Tube.

My random thoughts:

That point about the "ambiguity" Vivian makes, is right on. This
reminds me of two things off the top of my head. on the back of the
first english Live Yardbirds album It was written in "Confucion
say, Vagueness maketh the song."

This morning in the LA times Calender section, a reader has written in
to criticize the critic reviewer of the recent Tina Tuner concert. The
letter says:

"I have never left a Tina Turner concert not having a deeper
experience of of myself, delivered throught the gift of her artistry.
It's clear that Ann Powers, missed that opportunity ("Top of Her
Game," Oct 15). Apparently her evening was dedicated instead to a
cerebral dissection and interpretation that made sure that after
reading her review, you thought of Powers, not Tina Turners
contribution." Reading that letter I thought of Kubrick and my own
feelings about professional movie or art critics and reviewers that
stress cerebral dissection. Personal dissection is part of the
experience and sharing dissections is interesting, but reviewers,
critics and art dissectors can be faulted when they portray their
subjective ideas as though academic fact--which I think really betrays
art because it attempts to pidgeon-hole those ambiguites into words
that will always fail.

RE: Gen's Stravinsky: "Music can express nothing; it can only express
itself." VS. Bernstein "Unanswerd Question" I don't see that as
"antithetical" my reading of that is the same meaning but really
reduced down, leaving plenty unsaid, which I think you are also
saying.



dc
kelpzoidzl
2015-05-22 19:16:23 UTC
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I love these videos. Good for multiple viewings.

I wonder what creative projects Vivian has in mind for her future.
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