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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 (1999), despite knowing very little about his work and looking nothing like him.

Director:

Brian W. Cook (as Brian Cook)

Writer:

Anthony Frewin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Allen ... Charles
Scott Baker Scott Baker ... Waiter
Nick Barber ... Denzil
Angus Barnett ... Ace
Lynda Baron Lynda Baron ... Mrs. Vitali
Linda Bassett ... Trolley Lady
Marisa Berenson ... Alex Witchell
Honor Blackman ... Madam
Peter Bowles ... Cyril
Paul Burnham Paul Burnham ... Hex Mortimer
Paul Chowdhry Paul Chowdhry ... Pub Announcer
Teresa Churcher ... TV Journalist 2
Enzo Cilenti ... Waldegrave
Phil Cornwell ... Police Duty Sgt
Kammy Darweish ... TV Journalist 1
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Storyline

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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They wanted something for nothing. He gave them nothing for something. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | France | Canada | Isle Of Man

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Color Me Kubrick See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,201, 23 March 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$70,677, 20 April 2007
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jim Davidson met Alan Conway who pretended to be Stanley Kubrick. He even bought him dinner at a hotel in Devon, and was impressed that it took "lots" of takes to get the opening scene of Full Metal Jacket (1987) right. See more »

Quotes

Alan Conway: I'm only trying to escape myself. That's why I have to pretend to be someone else.
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References Carry On Sergeant (1958) See more »

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Performed by Tom Jones
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Very "kubrickish"
18 January 2006 | by imcrazySee all my reviews

A very smart movie, which deals with several very interesting subjects. John Malkovitch is really incredible in his role.

The movie points out the craziness of A. Conway. It especially points out the vanity of the "victims", so much so that sometimes, you feel rather sympathetic towards the con himself. Each of his victims finds in his/her meeting with "Stanley Kubrick" something that makes him/her feel good about themselves or something that will profit him/her. Very often, the only thing he gets out of all this is a lot of drink and money.

The different references to actual Kubrick films are rather intelligent.

Honestly, the first scene is really a kick.

A film that is to be seen by any Kubrick fan.


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