Stanley Kubrick @ Tiff

Stanley Kubrick

Go check out the Stanley Kubrick exhibition at tiff. You will get to see a lot of his archived drawings and scripts, rare photographs, letters and uncompleted projects.

Some of the props were original, which was a treat since he used to burn the props after each movie was completed. You’ll see ‘Starchild’ from “2001: A Space Odyssey”, the original dresses of the ghostly sisters from “The Shining”, the ‘Born to Kill’ helmet of Private Joker from “Full Metal Jacket”, and the authentic model of the ‘War Room’ in “Dr. Strangelove” are just a few of the many pieces on display.

Francis Bacon and Henry Moore @ AGO

bacon and moore

Last week I went to see the “Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty” exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario. The exhibit brings together two giants of 20th-century British art including more than 130 artworks, such as paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs.

Their work represents their confinement and angst during the Second World War. It also demonstrates how the two artists reflected differently upon all the torment. However, they both concentrated mostly on eyes, flesh and bones.

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Long Live David Cronenberg!


Same picture – different faces.

TIFF’s first major original exhibition, David Cronenberg: Evolution, parallels David Cronenberg’s evolution as a filmmaker with his longstanding fascination with the possibilities and perils of human evolution itself. The exhibition launched November 1, 2013 and will continue till January 19, 2014.

If you’re a big Cronenberg fan, you’ll be happy to know that the exhibition covers each of the prolific director’s films, from 1969′s Stereo to 2012′s Cosmopolis. Naked Lunch is well represented with sketches and props, like the typewriter bugs, a sexblob and a recreation of a mugwump at a bar, that guests are invited to pose with for photos.


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