Is this the best "Making Of" ever made?
>Vivian Kubrick's painfully obvious crush on Jack
>that unfiltered Kubrick
>that Shelly Duvall "hunk of hair"
Comfy as fuck.
Hearts of Darkness is probably the best, but it's a lot less comfy.
>Brandon being fat as fuck and constantly ruining the schedule
>Hopper being completely off his head on drugs and a general nuisance to be around
>Using military choppers that are in active use and often disappear in the middle of shooting
>Sheen literally having a heart attack during the shoot
>Francis having to deal with all of this, knowing his own money is tied up in the project, and saying he might shoot himself in the head.
The 2001 making of is also good, a bunch of suits basically admit they hope it's a propaganda movie for NASA and business interests related to NASA. Stanley Ruse'd all of them with his post preview edit of the movie.
The Alien movie behind the scenes are some of the best. I'll link them, but I think they're a bit out of order.
>Alien part 1
>Alien part 2
The one for Alien 3 is fascinating as fuck, but I can't find the unabridged complete behind the scenes anywhere (I want to say it runs about 2 hours). I HIGHLY suggest these! Hope you enjoy!
>you think you're smart, don't you?
>well, i do admit, i do think i am
but apparently Kubrick was trying to isolate her and make her feel alone and paranoid on the set, and even told other crew members to treat her coldly or badly or ignore her to intensify that feeling, with the goal of it helping her performance.
The Water Buffalo (Ox? Cow? I don't know) was sacrificed by the locals and Coppola happened to get it on film.
The animal wasn't "killed to make the movie", it was something that happened to go down that Coppola filmed and thought would work well in the movie.
I think it was either said or hinted at in the documentary linked above, if not, i must have read it somewhere a couple of years ago around when I saw that doc, sorry thats all I can recall.
I think she was just being honest. Most actors are attention seekers. Attention is a life blood to them. It wouldn't be easy on a long shoot opposite the biggest actor in the world and watching as large groups of people are escorted in each day to meet Jack.
Kubrick might of cast her specifically recognizing that she had the frail kind of personality that he might be able to break down easily, which is what he wanted for that role. Just a possibility.
It's still mind boggling to me that The Shining took over a year to finish principle photography. We'll probably never go back to directors having that much control over a studio funded film.
Shelley Duvall is fuckin annoying and shit. No wonder she had a career that reflected this. Poor Kubrick having to deal with her utter mediocrity and then has the gall to question the lines, while jack Nicholson says "I want to be out of control, I don't want to be in crontol of what's happening because then it would be obviously me" fuck shelly duvall
Yeah, I agree, ya know, except for the clear footage of him getting into character in the documentary where he has to properly jump around and really let loose and psyche himself into the maniacal frame of mind, yeah totally agree m8
True. I recall Coppola also spent forever on shooting Apocalypse Now (95:1 shooting ratio!)
Few directors have the power to do that, and the ones probably wouldn't work that way. Perhaps because the cost of crews and talent has skyrocketed, so unless they are working with a minimal team, it's going to be prohibitively expensive to do long shoots.
George Miller took 10 or so years to bring Fury Road to the screen, mostly due to delays, etc., and even though principal photography was only 4 months, he spent a lot of time prior refining the ideas, building the cars, etc. I guess spending a huge amount of time in pre-production is today's equivalent.
Yeah, a shoot like that would be absolutely unheard of for a horror movie these days. I'd venture to guess that even "classier" ones like The Conjuring were shot in six weeks or so.
The whole shoot looks so cosy. It all feels very lived in - like everyone had completely given up their daily lives for the movie.
Favourite bit is when Vivian casually films Jack and Shelly rehearsing lines with Stanley typing beside them.
Most modern movies are heavily scheduled to minimize costs (or optimize budget.) Was Kubrick just slow and lazy about his movies, is that why it took a year? There must have been a ton of downtime intermittently during that year
He didn't pull non of that Lucas bullshit.
The true signs of a master filmmaker is the ability to take their time with a project and then leave it alone after its done.
There are those who may say that the extended cuts, directors cut, etc., show the true vision of the director, but seriously if you are making gold the studio will take the hit.
well some director's cuts are just cash grabs (Apocalypse Now, the multiple Blade Runners, etc.). some directors cuts might be legit because directors with less power/rep may have had to cut down the print they originally wanted to release, and now get the opportunity to do so when the DVD/BR comes out. Cant think of a good example of the latter atm, Aliens perhaps? (Cameron wasn't yet recognized as top dawg back then.)
Actually maybe they are all just cash grabs in a way. If a dir cut movie was radically different and better then the studio might not want to release it for fear of looking bad.
I always recommend it in these threads. It's really comprehensive and it's interesting because it was one of the last major studio films that actually went out to real remote locations rather than simply using a giant soundstage and green screen for everything.
It might not be better, depending on who you ask, but the director's cut of donnie darko was because the director thought the audience had failed to 'get' the film
It was actually given away free with a lot of newspapers so yeah...
Well I'll brush my teeth for a minute and then I do the water on the toothbrush thing a few times. It's quite refreshing.
I saw the Shining doc a few years ago and thought it was a weird way so I had to try it.
It's clearly Burden Of Dreams
please post "Thank You Based Herzog" in this thread
that makes sense because i definitely got the impression while watching this movie that something wasn't translating well between Refn's vision and the crap that was on the screen
I recommend the full documentary on netflix if any one cares. His wife might complain a lot about not having a career of her own, but it's still filled with a lot of insight into what Refn was trying to do with this movie and where he succeed/failed in parts.
It's not even an hour long and gives a bit of context to what he just said there. When he gets trashed in the reviews, as it shows him reading a few, it's pretty obvious that he cared about this pic.
>shelly duval in that red
hnnnng really makes those thick red lips pop even more
I've heard this is good but no torrents out