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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.

Director:

Brian W. Cook (as Brian Cook)

Writer:

Anthony Frewin
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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

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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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Brian W. Cook and writer Anthony Frewin both worked with Stanley Kubrick on several movies. See more »

Quotes

Jasper: When you told me that you lost your limited edition Mont Blanc pen that Tom Cruise had given you, I thought that the very least I could do is to replace it.
Alan Conway: Oh! Jasper, I'm so touched. You are too kind.
Jasper: I'm so pleased that *you* are pleased.
Alan Conway: Look at it! It's wonderful... do you have the receipt?
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References Great Expectations (1946) See more »

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Too Good To Be True
Performed by Bryan Adams
Written by Bryan Adams and Eliot Kennedy
© Badams Music Limited (ASCAP) Admin. By Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
2004 Badman Ltd
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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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