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John Moore: I might fucking hate Stanley Kubrick

911 on the 666.jpgOmen auteur John Moore comes to a conclusion about Full Metal Jacket: “It occurred to me the other day,” he tells the Telegraph’s Marc Lee, “that I might fucking hate Stanley Kubrick. I’ve spent 20 years thinking I love him, but now it feels as if his movies are like some cancerous, mean-spirited construction on mankind. It’s as if he whispers something in your ear that you wish you hadn’t heard. I don’t know if you’ve ever done this, but it’s similar to when you watch something grotesque on the internet, like an al-Qa’eda execution, and you immediately wish you hadn’t seen it. But you can’t unknow it, unlearn it. It seems to me that most of Kubrick’s stuff is like that. There’s a horrible meanness to it. You know, I don’t think there’s an ounce of optimism in Full Metal Jacket.” [Opines JeffMCM in comments: “It sounds like the auteur of Behind Enemy Lines is missing the point. No great artist is ever truly a nihilist; the very act of filmmaking, in Kubrick’s case, is proof that, underlying all his cynicism, rests the belief that mankind is capable of redemption and change. This is why Dr. Strangelove is a comedy. This is why the ending of Eyes Wide Shut happens as it does. Moore’s The Omen is certainly a more soul-dead movie than anything Kubrick ever made.”]

2 Responses to “John Moore: I might fucking hate Stanley Kubrick”

  1. jeffmcm says:

    It sounds like the auteur of Behind Enemy Lines is missing the point. No great artist is ever truly a nihilist; the very act of filmmaking, in Kubrick’s case, is proof that, underlying all his cynicism, rests the belief that mankind is capable of redemption and change. This is why Dr. Strangelove is a comedy. This is why the ending of Eyes Wide Shut happens as it does. Moore’s The Omen is certainly a more soul-dead movie than anything Kubrick ever made.

  2. Ju-osh says:

    This guy’s an immature ostrich, and hoped to remain as such. He reads like all the cliched Hollywood movie-makers you’d hoped beyond reason didn’t really exist: unchallenged and uninformed as to the worlds without and within, willfully failing to acknowledge any real-life fears or negativities cuz, you know, that bums you out and doesn’t fill seats.
    To Lee: Hate Kubrick and his films! I can’t imagine him thinking much of you and yours.

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