American filmmaker Stanley Kubrick is honored in the March programming of Cineclube Camarim

For the month of March, the Camarim Cineclub has scheduled five exhibitions honoring the American director Stanley Kubrick - one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of the seventh art. The program has weekly screenings and begins with the film “Eyes Wide Shut” (01/03), followed by “Born to Kill” (08/03), “The big blow” (15/03), “Dr. Fantastic” (22/03) and “Clockwork Orange” (29/03). The sessions are always on Sundays, at 17:30 and admission is free.

The Cineclube Camarim is located in Theater dressing room, at Avenida Santa Catarina, number 1313, Estreito - Florianópolis.

Born on July 26, 1928, in the Bronx, New York, the director was recognized for his excessive preciosity. With 13 feature films in his seventy years of life, the director conquered both the public and the critics. Interestingly, there were also 13 Oscar nominations and his only win was not as a director or screenwriter, but for the special effects of “2001 - A Space Odyssey"(2001 - A Space Odyssey).

His career began at the age of 17, as a photographer for Look Magazine, where he had some success. In 1953 he was already directing and producing the very few seen "fear and desire"(Fear and Desire), his first feature film. Two years later it would be the turn to “Death Passed By"(Killer's Kiss), which was considered only reasonable. His rise to the pantheon of great filmmakers began the following year, in "The big blow" (The Killing), and in 1957, with “Glory Made of Blood” (Paths of Glory), a study of the insanity of war that has become an undisputed masterpiece.

In 1960 it would be the turn to direct an epic "Spartacus”, which was initially directed by Anthony Mann, who was pulled from production due to disagreements with Kirk Douglas, lead actor and executive producer. Kubrick, in his early 30s, was underestimated by the main names in the squad (Laurence Olivier, Charles Laughton and Peter Ustinov), but managed to turn the tables around.

In 1962, he directed “Lolita”, his first work outside the United States. Two years later, in “Dr. Fantastic”, the cold war would be satirized with rare happiness. In 1968 a milestone in modern cinema was born: “2001 - A Space Odyssey”, followed by the controversial and violent “Clockwork Orange"(A Clockwork Orange), where in a futuristic England a gang of teenagers "fun" raping and practicing ultra-violence. At the time, the director even declared that "Tom and Jerry” was worse, as it portrayed violence in a positive light.

In 1975, "Barry Lyndon", a drama set in the XNUMXth century, where a knight crosses the battlefields of Europe determined to conquer the nobility, whether through seduction, trickery or mortal confrontation. Five years later, "The illuminated" (The Shining). Horror movie where a man gets a job to take care of a hotel, which is closed in the winter, takes his wife and son there and while the child has precognitive powers, he begins to gradually go mad as he is haunted by evil forces.

Kubrick exposed a total of 390.000 meters of film (more than half the distance between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo) for a 142-minute film (2.800 meters). That is, an average of 102 takes per shot of the film, while the normal average is 10 takes per shot.
In 1987, it would be the turn to focus on the war in Vietnam - with the film "Born to Kill"(full metal jacket) - but his preoccupation with perfection hampered him, as while trying to make a very realistic film, Oliver Stone released a similar one a year earlier”Platoon".

In 1999, he would conclude, after three years, his last film, “Eyes Wide Shut"(Eyes Wide Shut), shortly before his death on March 7. He didn't like to give interviews or talk about his films, but he appears on making of of the movie "The illuminated”, made by his daughter Vivian.

Full schedule (every Sunday in March, always at 17:30 pm):

  • (01/03) - Eyes Wide Shut;
  • (08/03) - Born to Kill;
  • (15/03) - The big blow;
  • (22/03) - Dr. Fantastic;
  • . - A Clockwork Orange.

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Source: Production and Communications Advisory for Teatro Camarim - Marcilênio Arruda
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