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March 1999, Week 4


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Irene Upshur <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 22 Mar 1999 22:04:59 -0500
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Kubrick dated? You are not hearing laments because we freakin' can't
believe he's gone!

On Fri, 19 Mar 1999, Sean Desilets wrote:

> I've never read any intereviews in which Kubrick speaks at any length
> about pulling Clockwork Orange, but I think there's a brief exchange about
> it in one of the interviews in _Perspectives on Stanley Kubrick_, which
> was edited by Mario Falsetto (I think). He says essentially what people
> have already said, that he pulled the film because of the copycat stuff
> but still stands behind it.
> I sometimes don't pay close enough attention to the list, so maybe I
> missed something, but I'm a little surprised by the silence with which
> Kubrick's death has been met here. Is that because everybody's tear ducts
> were worn out by Kurusowa's death, because we've all finally realized the
>  "death of the author" so that individual authors' deaths aren't such a
> big deal, or because Kubrick is "dated" (or at least out of critical
> favor)?
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> Sean Desilets                   *               "The only people who
>                         *               *       believe that there is
> Department of English           *               a language that is
> East Hall               *               *       not theoretical are
> Tufts University                *               professors of
> Medford, MA 02155       *               *       literature."
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Irene C. Upshur, Director
Instructional Media Center
Marymount University
2807 N. Glebe Rd.
Arlington, Virginia 22207

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