Barry Lyndon (#Kubrick10)

Barry Lyndon (Barry Lyndon, 1975): una ofensa que acalla inocencia y amorosidad, y despierta orgullo, avaricia y crueldad. No, nada bueno puede obtenerse.     “We have a sinner with us here who wishes for salvation. Daniel, are you a sinner?” Pozos de ambición (There Will Be Blood, Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)     Nacemos […]

La naranja mecánica (#Kubrick9)

La naranja mecánica (A Clockwork Orange, 1971): de rabia, manipulación y ¿voluntad? de escoger   “A great man once said, everything is about sex. Except sex. Sex is about power.” House of Cards (Íd., Beau Willimon – creador, 2013-2018)   Sexo. Violencia. Manipulación. Y política. Sin recursos. Sin objetivos. Sin futuro. Y rabia. Mucha rabia. […]

2001: Una odisea del espacio (#Kubrick8)

2001: Una odisea del espacio (2001: A Space Odissey, 1968): lo que fuimos, lo que somos, lo que seremos   Lo que fuimos   Todo lo que creé. Toda su magnificencia, su extensión. Desde la nada. Me divertí moldeando las supernovas, meteoritos, galaxias, planetas, satélites… incluso con los agujeros negros, y las… da igual. Aún […]

Lolita (#Kubrick6)

Lolita (Lolita, 1962): de personas normales, genios, y ninfas. De amor, inmoralidad, y perversión. Y de infinita sutileza   “Now that we know who you are, I know who I am. I’m not a mistake! It all makes sense! In a comic, you know how you can tell who the arch-villain’s going to be? He’s […]

Espartaco (#Kubrick5)

Espartaco (Spartacus, 1960): un hombre humillado, una masa soñadora   “If human beings are unable or unwilling to sacrifice individual desires for the greater good of your species, you will have no chance for survival.” The Box (Íd., Richard Kelly, 2009)   Espartaco ya estaba en su primera semana de rodaje cuando Kirk Douglas, productor […]

Senderos de gloria (#Kubrick4)

Senderos de gloria (Paths of Glory, 1957): la impotencia de un hombre ante la imponencia de un sistema   “Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you could […]

Atraco perfecto (#Kubrick3)

Atraco Perfecto (The Killing, 1956): Un plan de atraco, crónica de una muerte anunciada.   “- Doyle, I KNOW I gave him four THREES. He had to make a SWITCH. We can’t let him get away with that. – What was I supposed to do – call him for cheating better than me, in front […]

El beso del asesino (#Kubrick2)

El beso del asesino (Killer’s Kiss, 1955): Danzad, danzad, malditos   “Here they are again, folks! These wonderful, wonderful kids! Still struggling! Still hoping! As the clock of fate ticks away, the dance of destiny continues! The marathon goes on, and on, and on! HOW LONG CAN THEY LAST?” Danzad, danzad, malditos (They Shoot Horses, […]

Miedo y deseo (#Kubrick1)

Miedo y deseo (Fear and Desire, 1953): Miedo a conocerse, deseo de avanzar. Comprender. Superarse. ¿Rebelarse?   “Everything a lie. Everything you hear, everything you see. So much to spew out. They just keep coming, one after another. You’re in a box. A moving box. They want you dead, or in their lie… There’s only […]