Post by J. P. Gilliver (John) Post by carolet
Another thought is that Jim is the cause of the sinister character
being in a wheelchair.
"Mein Führer ... I can walk!"
(Sorry, wrong film.)
Which reminds me, I went to the Stanley Kubrick exhibition at The Design
Museum in That London last Tuesday - after spending the morning with one
or two other like minded folk in Trafalgar Square and environs. Can't
think what that could have been about.
IMO it was a very good £12 (concessions, £16 adult) well spent and I
feel anybody who has enjoyed even just one of his films would probably
agree. The painstaking detail in his technique and -dare I say it - his
thorough understanding of every part of the film making process are
probably the main contributing factors in making Kubrick and his casts
of characters just as alive to us now as when we first saw them.
So those were the exhibits. The other thing that made the exhibition so
enthralling was the audience. Unlike a more general exhibition which
might attract a reasonable number of mildly interested viewers, the
pretty large number of people divided mainly into two camps: those for
whom Kubrick was, in a greater or lesser way, tangled up in their own
lives and film students who were there to learn about a master of the
genre and who would probably take a little of what they learn into their
own careers. The atmosphere was extraordinary. Magic. I think I said
something similar about the volunteers and visitors at the USAF National
Museum at Dayton, Ohio after I came back from that and this, that and -
for completely different reasons - the Museo Nacional del Banco Central
del Ecuador in Quito are probably the three exhibitions that have moved
me every bit as much as informed me.
If you can,do go.