Author Archive for: ‘Mick Broderick’

Post-Kubrick: On the Filmmaker’s Influence and Legacy

From imitation to homage in film, television, advertising, computer games and music video, in the decades following his death the cross-generational and international influence of Stanley Kubrick has not waned but rather continues to grow. [1] Yet, as Paul Thomas Anderson has confided, in relation to just one aspect of cinematic craft, the creative shadow of such a figure can …

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Animating Kubrick – Auteur Influences in The Simpsons

In 2004 Matt Groening, the chief creator of the television series The Simpsons, published an eclectic list of his “100 Favourite Things”. High on the inventory were two films by Stanley Kubrick, placed equally at number 16: Lolita (1962) and Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1963, herein referred to as Dr. Strangelove). …

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Fallout On the Beach

This article draws from primary sources at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, the Department of Defense Film Liaison Branch archive at Georgetown University Special Collections, the Stanley Kramer deposit at UCLA Arts Special Collections and the declassified files at George Washington University’s online National Security Archive.[1] It is less concerned with the dramatic, aesthetic, narrative and textual readings of Stanley Kramer’s …

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