Hello here are my five must reads for the month of May!
- During the year 1968 five groundbreaking movies were in a competition for Best Picture. Although this is a very thick book I couldn’t put it down!
- This stunning book is chalkful of pictures of the director movies and information on how the movies were made.
- John Water’s 2015 commencement speech to the graduating class of Rhode Island’s School of Design. He give some great advice on how to make trouble!
- Based on the brutal murder of Roseann Quinn. “Looking for Mr. Goodbar”s author Patricia Quinn was not planning to write this novel however a rejection from Esquire Magazine on this subject propel her to write it.
- One of my more recent reads from the frequently challenged Banned Book list. I can understand why this book was part of the list. However it is beautifully written and definitely worth reading . Alice Walker actually won the Pulitzer Prize for writing this novel in 1963
This week’s man of the moment is
This week I will embark in assisting my film teacher discussed and teach one of my favorite directors Stanley Kubrick!
A highly visual director most of his films are based on stories:
Kubrick started his career as a photographer for Look magazine in 1946:
He then started to make short documentaries in order to save up money for his first full length feature:
From there he went on to make some memorable movies. Not always getting the most warm reception when they were first release but over time they are getting the acclaim and recognition for.
Stanley Kubrick is a director that has always stood out for his fearless direction and always fought for his artistic way.
Stanley Kubrick you are this week’s MAN OF THE MOMENT!
Published in 1955 and written by Vladimir Nabokov LOLITA has been translated in countless languages, and also banned in countless countries. Lolita has gone through countless cover art. Below are some examples:
Movie of the day is 1980’s 9 to 5 directed by Colin Higgins.
It stars Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin and it about these three ladies working in a office with a very sexist boss. One day they get fed up by his remarks and start turning the tables against him.
Fun fact about this movie Dolly Parton first performed the theme song to this movie to Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin using her acrylic nails as the beat!
It also spur off a sitcom in the 80’s and last about two seasons. If you want to watch something humorous then I totally recommend this movie!