Eyes Wide Shut (y #Kubrick13)

Eyes Wide Shut (Íd., 1999): de objetos y fantasías. De liderazgo y decisiones. La visión masculina, el turno femenino   “- Okay, this is me, planting an idea in your mind. I say: don’t think about elephants. What are you thinking about? – Elephants?” Origen (Inception, Chistopher Nolan, 2010)   Cruise, Kidman, Kubrick. Blanco sobre […]

La chaqueta metálica (#Kubrick12)

La chaqueta metálica (Full Metal Jacket, 1987): humillación, religión y repetición… del contraste y el ridículo   “War don’t ennoble men. It turns them into dogs… poisons the soul.” La delgada línea roja (The Thin Red Line, Terrence Malick, 1998)   Contrastes. Cabezas siendo rapadas al son de la alegre melodía “Adiós mi amor, hola […]

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 […]

TiMER

TiMER, o la postergación de la duda. Del libre albedrío, la existencia del destino, y la externalización de las decisiones.   “El ser humano es un ser social por naturaleza, y el insocial por naturaleza y no por azar o es mal humano o más que humano (…). La sociedad es por naturaleza anterior al […]

Sitges2018, Sitges crepuscular (#Sitges2018N1)

Sitges2018: un nuevo amanecer   “There are certain thematic ideas that are better felt than explained. It’s better for the film to get into the subconscious, instead of being pigeonholded by the conscious mind in the form of specific verbal expositions.” Stanley Kubrick (Toronto Telegram)   Elegante y llena de significado, la imagen de Sitges2018: […]