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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 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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The true ... ish story of the world's biggest liar. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Ruth Negga, who plays Lolita (1962) in the film, also played the lead in the play of the same name at the Irish National Theatre. It was her first professional acting role. See more »

Quotes

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. Very ...
[...]
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Not Responsible
Performed by Tom Jones
Written by Gordon Mills
© Valley Music - Universal Music Publishing Ltd
1966 Decca Music Company Ltd
Used by kind permission of Universal Music Projects Speciaux
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A misunderstood funny film
4 February 2006 | by gisela-2See all my reviews

I was expecting to see this film for a long time because of the appearance of one of my favorite actors, Robert Powell. When it was released in France this film got many bad critics that nearly stopped me to see this film. I've seen it and now I'm 100% sure that French film critics are stupid and have nothing in their brains.

This film is a fine comedy, but if you laugh with typical American comedy, then you won't find it comic. And people forget that this film is about Alan Conway, NOT Stanley Kubrick! This guy (Conway) just posed as Kubrick, that's all. People who think that the view of the director is to show that Kubrick was homosexual are stupid and blind or simply didn't see the film!! So please understand that this film is ABOUT the guy who posed as Kubrick, THIS IS NOT A FILM ABOUT KUBRICK HIMSELF!!

So the film is OK, I spent a good evening and was pleased to see Robert Powell as the journalist with the nice voice. The cast was excellent, but to me Malkovich overacted and had a disturbing and nasty accent most of the time.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,201, 25 March 2007

Gross USA:

$71,190

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$497,009
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1.85 : 1
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