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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
2 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Final Film of William Hootkins. See more »

Quotes

Freddie: Is it me or is it The Telegraph crossword?
Madam: Is *what* you or The Telegraph crossword?
Freddie: Getting difficult. Is it getting more difficult to do or is my ability to do it lessening?
Madam: Probably a bit of both.
Freddie: It can't be anal can it?
Madam: No, dear. Not in The Telegraph.
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References Viva Las Vegas (1964) See more »

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It's All About Me
Performed by Bryan Adams
Written by Bryan Adams and Gretchen Peters
© Badams Music Limited (ASCAP) Admin. By Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
2004 Badman Ltd
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Good But Misconceived
10 March 2008 | by samkanSee all my reviews

This is an interesting film, if for no other reason for the talent of Malkovich. His performance is a study of excellent acting: He is so good as a reckless alcoholic pulling off acts of incredible chutzpah that the viewer literally cringes and winches in fear of his becoming exposed. Its not long into the movie that I was completely accepting of the lead character's complete asocial pathology. I accepted such for what it was - without any hope of redemption, rehabilitation or remorse! The problem with the film is that since the character soon becomes so one dimensional, the scenes just flow as episode after episode in a manner, way, etc., that makes one long for some personal epiphany, crisis, etc. This flick would have played well as tongue-in-cheek biography with a heavy dose of comedy, much like the films about; e.g., Ed Wood, Larry Flynt, etc. The movie might have been bettor with some modest introduction to the lead character, allowing some empathy.


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