Matthew Modine Celebrates Stanley Kubrick
Modine: And I think that’s why the success of someone like Stanley Kubrick is really interesting, because he managed to keep it down to as few people as possible. when we worked together in “Full Metal Jacket” there might have just been the days when there was, you know, less than 2 dozen crew members on a film set, and there were days when there was a dozen crew members on the set, you know. You really had a cinematographer, you know. He let, for instance, the boot camp on the stage with just lights, you know. Lights were there, and in the morning somebody came in and turned the lights on, and the stage was set, it was lit. And, occasionally, maybe you bring in a reflecting board just to bounce a little bit of light in somebody’s eyes. But it was really about a director telling the story. Stanley Kubrick often operated the camera himself. A sound man, a boom man, you know, just the basic elements needed to tell the story, and that way you can keep control of your set, you know. If you’ve got trucks and trucks and trucks and drivers and drivers and drivers and craft service and, you know, all these things that can spiral out from a film, you know, a film set, it’s more people to manage, you know. That if you keep your, keep your team small and strategic, like a SWAT team, you can move faster and you can have focus, you know. But if you’re coming with a battalion of people, then you’ve got to [food] them, you have to have a place for them to go to the bathroom, you know. You can imagine all the things, that it start to spiral out. So, again, just going back to what we were talking about before of having, of a digital filmmaking, this really gives an opportunity for somebody to make a really small unit, you know, and strategically tell stories and make films, you know. Being able to go into locations that you may not be permitted for, and, you know, to film down in subways or in locations that if you had dozens of people with you, now you got to get permits. Now you got to get this and get that, you know. So, I like the art of stealing.
Actor Matthew Modine reflects on working with Kubrick in ‘Full Metal Jacket.’
Swipe right to make the connections that could change your career.
Swipe right. Match. Meet over coffee or set up a call.
No, we aren't talking about Tinder. Introducing Shapr, a free app that helps people with synergistic professional goals and skill sets easily meet and collaborate.
This economy has us in survival mode, stressing out our bodies and minds.
- Economic hardship is linked to physical and psychological illness, resulting in added healthcare expenses people can't afford.
- The gig economy – think Uber, Lyft, TaskRabbit, Handy – is marketed as a 'be your own boss' revolution, but it can be dehumanizing and dangerous; every worker is disposable.
- The cooperative business model can help reverse wealth inequality.
Meanwhile, Spaniards are the least likely to say their culture is superior to others.
- Survey by Pew Research Center shows great variation in chauvinism across Europe.
- Eight most chauvinist countries are in the east, and include Russia.
- British much more likely than French (and slightly more likely than Germans) to say their culture is "superior" to others.
A new study explores how certain personality traits affect individuals' attitudes on obesity in others.
- The study compared personality traits and obesity views among more than 3,000 mothers.
- The results showed that the personality traits neuroticism and extraversion are linked to more negative views and behaviors related to obesity.
- People who scored high in conscientiousness are more likely to experience "fat phobia.
SMARTER FASTER trademarks owned by The Big Think, Inc. All rights reserved.