Monday, June 7, 2010

Malkovich as a Kubrick Con

Based on a true(ish) story, John Malkovich portrays sad, yet swishy, con man Alan Conway, who attempted to pass himself off as the reclusive director in London during the late 1990's. Unfortunately, he bore no resemblance to Kubrick, nor did he bother to do much research into his life. Brian Cook, Kubrick's assistant director, adds a few subtle (and some not so) touches to the film Kubrick fans will recognize immediately. A fabulous supporting cast includes Honor Blackman, Richard E. Grant and Ken Russell in a mental hospital-as himself apparently!

If anyone upstages Malkovich, it's Jim Davidson as "Lee Pratt":

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