If you’re a true movie fan, then you without doubt love at least one of the many great works of the late Stanley Kubrick, if not most of them.
With titles like A Clockwork Orange, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Spartacus, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, and Full Metal Jacket to his name, Kubrick is a true god of cinema, worthy of endless discussion.
All of that said, popular movie podcast and good friends to Geeks of Doom, Movie Geeks United! (featuring our own Jerry Dennis) is currently in the midst of an epic 8-part series celebrating the life and works of this legendary filmmaker — a tribute to a man whose name will live on for eternity that no fan should miss.
The first episode in the series, titled The Journey to Strangelove, aired this past Sunday and discussed Kubrick’s earlier works, such as Paths of Glory, Lolita, Killer’s Kiss, Fear and Desire, Dr. Strangelove, and The Killing.
Guests included James B. Harris (The Killing, Paths of Glory, Lolita), biographer Vincent LoBrutto (Stanley Kubrick: A Biography), actors Richard Anderson (Paths of Glory) and Shane Rimmer (Dr. Strangelove), critics Keith Uhlich and Erich Kuersten, director Peter Hyams (2010: The Year We Make Contact), cinematographer Allen Daviau (E.T.), authors Randy Rasmussen (Stanley Kubrick: 7 Films Analyzed), Mario Falsetto (Stanley Kubrick: A Narrative and Stylistic Analysis), Peter Biskind (Easy Riders and Raging Bulls), and Ed Sikov (Mr. Strangelove: A Biography of Peter Sellers), and Criterion Collection producer David Tsui (Paths of Glory).
If you’d like to catch up, you can hear Part 1 in the Kubrick Series RIGHT HERE. Future installments will take place over the next several months, and you can keep track of when the next shows are scheduled by checking out the Movie Geeks United! website.
One of the upcoming shows will feature an announcement regarding a new Full Metal Jacket project from star Matthew Modine, and answers on the digital alterations used in Eyes Wide Shut from the man who supervised it.