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Color Me Kubrick (2005)

Colour Me Kubrick: A True...ish Story (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 4 January 2006 (France)
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The true story of a man who posed as director Stanley Kubrick during the production of Kubrick's last film, Eyes Wide Shut, despite knowing very little about his work and looking nothing like him.

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Tom Allen ...
Charles
Scott Baker ...
Waiter
Nick Barber ...
Denzil
Angus Barnett ...
Ace
Lynda Baron ...
Mrs. Vitali
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Trolley Lady
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Alex Witchell
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Madam
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Cyril
Paul Burnham ...
Hex Mortimer
Paul Chowdhry ...
Pub Announcer
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TV Journalist 2
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Waldegrave
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Police Duty Sgt
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TV Journalist 1
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In London in the 1990s, a balding alcoholic with an unsteady American accent introduces himself in pubs and other social settings as Stanley Kubrick. Drinks and meals are suddenly on the house or paid for by an admiring person, usually a man, whose costumes, band, acting abilities or what have you, Stanley finds fascinating. He's actually Alan Conway (1934-1998): we watch him parlay a self-confident manner and a small amount of movie knowledge into a persona whom others immediately hang their dreams on. In exchange, Stanley asks only that they pay the bill. Will he be exposed? Do prosecution and prison await? Or has the National Health something else in mind? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Color Me Kubrick  »

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Opening Weekend:

$37,201 (USA) (23 March 2007)

Gross:

$70,677 (USA) (20 April 2007)
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1st boy in bar: Of course,
[Kubrick]
1st boy in bar: left his calling card in 2001: A Space Odyssey. But none of us recognised it.
2nd boy in bar: 2001?
1st boy in bar: Yes. HAL, the computer. Camp as a row of tents. Positively Danny Debonair with that voice. That's why he killed the astronaut, wanted to be alone with the other beefcake.
2nd boy in bar: Oh. What's he working on now... Kubrick?
1st boy in bar: He's doing a remake of that Julie Christie film, 'Darling.' She's a boy this time. They wouldn't let John Schlesinger get away with *that* in the 1960s.
2nd boy in bar: Sounds captivating.
1st boy in bar: It is dear...
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References The Shining (1980) See more »

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2004 Badman Ltd
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Can't recommend
16 October 2006 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw this film recently at the Vancouver Film Fest and left thoroughly disappointed.

As other reviewers have pointed out, this film is rather one-dimensional. Easily 75% of the movie is Alan Conway (Malkovich) hanging out in bars trying to convince guys that he's Stanley Kubrick so they'll: a) give him free drinks and stuff AND/OR b) sleep with him. Which gets old pretty quick... Virtually no insight is given as to what drives Conway's need to escape the insignificance of his life.

Also, the repeated allusions to Kubrick's films are so heavy-handed that they some off feeling uninspired. A little more subtlety would have gone a long way, and prevented from reminding me of how superior Kubrick's films are in comparison to the one on-screen.

All in all, it's not a completely terrible movie. However, given the subject matter and the lead actor I definitely felt really let down by this film.


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