Archive for December, 2008

Kubrick’s Lolita.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on December 26, 2008 by Chloe Partikas

Stanley Kubrick can always be counted on to say a big "fuck you" to conventionally accepted social behaviour, and to encourage questioning of everyday life as it is widely perceived.




Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on December 20, 2008 by Chloe Partikas

Here’s the photo which is on the wall next to my bed, serving mainly as exercise motivation.
Liv Tyler from the October 2008 UK Harper’s Bazaar; the "Black Issue."

The photo fell into my favourites for two reasons;
1. The lace bodysuit, and
2. Her realistically beautiful womanly body.


Posted in Uncategorized with tags on December 20, 2008 by Chloe Partikas

There’s something about that outfit in the middle…
I don’t particularly like the shoes but the rest = 🙂
Oh how I wish I was a tall rake so I could wear red leather pants.

Extract from Michael Herrs “Kubrick.”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on December 13, 2008 by Chloe Partikas

Herrs shows how society and the media has warped the generally accepted meaning of something else… Dreams:

"Stanley always spoke of movies as dreams, dreams about dreams, including daydreams and nightmares (although I don’t think he ever spoke of them as only dreams), and never made any distinctions – this is the kind of materialistic I think he really was – between a dream and a vision.
But the very word "dream" and the activity it represents, have become gruesomely devalued by television, where when they speak of dreams they mostly mean some forlorn wish they want fulfilled, feel entitled to have fulfilled, something grossly material equally impossible, nothing like a dream at all."

This led me to realise why so many movies turn out to be a dream, because dreams often don’t make sense, and therefore the directors don’t need to explain everything in the film either. Hmmm.