Kubrick's First Feature Will Surface On Home Video

Fear and Desire, Stanley Kubrick's first feature reportedly made for $10,000 and originally released theatrically in a single New York art house in 1953, has been restored and is due to be released on DVD and Blu-ray by Kino Classics on Oct. 23. Since the 1953 release, it has been seen only by a handful of film buffs who have circulated a scratched and dirty print of it among themselves. It has now been restored under the auspices of the Library of Congress following the discovery of a negative in a defunct film lab in Puerto Rico. Although Kubrick reportedly hated the film -- he had called it "a bumbling amateur film exercise" -- and stories have appeared describing how he attempted to destroy every existing print, film historians have dismissed those accounts as part of the "Kubrick myth." In an interview with Britain's Empire magazine, Craig Keller, producer of the Masters of Cinema Series, which is releasing the film in the U.K. through Eureka Entertainment, said, "This gorgeous restoration, which can at last be widely circulated, stands as a forceful affirmation of the picture's qualities and historical importance. All of Kubrick is already present, even in nascent form, in Fear And Desire. Stanley Kubrick's millions of fans are likely to find it of a piece with his astonishing body of work."

12/09/2012


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Moonshiners Star Tickle Arrested: Illicit Alcohol Fan Over-Indulges, Gets Public Intoxication Charge 3554729 News

We’re all for taking your job seriously and devoting your life to your chosen profession but you know, sometimes, you just need to rein it in a little. That can definitely be said of The Moonshiners star Tickle, who appears to have been over-indulging in his illicit alcohol and has found himself arrested at a convenience store, for public intoxication. Hardly the best advert for your trade, is it? Getting arrested for it?

Police in Danville, Virginia announced on Tuesday (March 11, 2013) announced that they had picked up Steven Ray Tickle (known simply as Tickle on the show) at Charley’s Stop and Shop. He was reportedly sat in the parking lot drinking. He had an open container of alcohol and also had the smell of alcohol on his breath. Surprising? No. Illegal? ‘Fraid so, Tickle. He was arrested and released the same day, from Danville City Jail, according to a report from therepublic.com. It’s currently unclear whether or not Tickle has a lawyer to defend him.

The Discovery Channel did not return a call asking form comment on the incident involving the inebriated 35 year old. The show Moonshiners follows the lives of people that brew the illegal alcohol, known as Moonshine. The show’s website describes Tickle as a “hard working still hand who loves moonshine.”  

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We’re all for taking your job seriously and devoting your life to your chosen profession but you know, sometimes, you just need to rein it in a little. That can definitely be said of The Moonshiners star Tickle, who appears to have been over-indulging in his illicit alcohol and has found himself arrested at a convenience store, for public intoxication. Hardly the best advert for your trade, is it? Getting arrested for it?

Police in Danville, Virginia announced on Tuesday (March 11, 2013) announced that they had picked up Steven Ray Tickle (known simply as Tickle on the show) at Charley’s Stop and Shop. He was reportedly sat in the parking lot drinking. He had an open container of alcohol and also had the smell of alcohol on his breath. Surprising? No. Illegal? ‘Fraid so, Tickle. He was arrested and released the same day, from Danville City Jail, according to a report from therepublic.com. It’s currently unclear whether or not Tickle has a lawyer to defend him.

The Discovery Channel did not return a call asking form comment on the incident involving the inebriated 35 year old. The show Moonshiners follows the lives of people that brew the illegal alcohol, known as Moonshine. The show’s website describes Tickle as a “hard working still hand who loves moonshine.”  

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Steven Tickle: Star Of Discovery's "Moonshiners" Arrested For Public Intoxication 3553315 News

It looks like one of the stars of Discovery’s Moonshiners, Steven Ray Tickle, has been taking his job a little too seriously.

Tickle was arrested for public intoxication last Thursday in Danville, Va. He was reportedly apprehended in the parking lot at Charley’s Stop and Shop convenience store, according to the Raleigh Telegram. The officers got flagged down by an unnamed concerned citizen, who spotted Tickle’s suspicious behaviour.

The reality star was reportedly so wasted, that he actually had to be carried into jail by the cops. He must be used to it by now though, since it is certainly not his first time. Tickle’s bio on the Discovery website describes him as “a hard working still hand who loves moonshine” – a bit too much, perhaps. This doesn’t really come as a surprise to anyone, or at least not anyone familiar with the setup of Moonshiners. The reality show focuses on home brewers trying to evade the law and brewing, well, stupidly alcoholic concoctions in the privacy of their own basements. Fun to watch on TV, sure, but if there was ever any doubt about the reality of the format, well, that would be your proof right there. Get it? Proof? Never mind.

It all worked out fine in the end though, as Tickle was released relatively unscathed (save for a nasty hangover, probably) later in the day. 

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It looks like one of the stars of Discovery’s Moonshiners, Steven Ray Tickle, has been taking his job a little too seriously.

Tickle was arrested for public intoxication last Thursday in Danville, Va. He was reportedly apprehended in the parking lot at Charley’s Stop and Shop convenience store, according to the Raleigh Telegram. The officers got flagged down by an unnamed concerned citizen, who spotted Tickle’s suspicious behaviour.

The reality star was reportedly so wasted, that he actually had to be carried into jail by the cops. He must be used to it by now though, since it is certainly not his first time. Tickle’s bio on the Discovery website describes him as “a hard working still hand who loves moonshine” – a bit too much, perhaps. This doesn’t really come as a surprise to anyone, or at least not anyone familiar with the setup of Moonshiners. The reality show focuses on home brewers trying to evade the law and brewing, well, stupidly alcoholic concoctions in the privacy of their own basements. Fun to watch on TV, sure, but if there was ever any doubt about the reality of the format, well, that would be your proof right there. Get it? Proof? Never mind.

It all worked out fine in the end though, as Tickle was released relatively unscathed (save for a nasty hangover, probably) later in the day. 

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Discovery Reality Show Crew Killed In Helicopter Crash 3498488 News

Tragedy has struck crew members working on the production of a new Discovery reality TV show, after it was revealed that a helicopter that they were in had crashed in south California at the weekend (February 10, 2013).

According to The New York Times, the crash happened in the early hour of the morning western time and occurred thirty miles outside of Los Angeles at the Polsa Rosa Movie Ranch. The permit that had been given to Eyeworks USA, the production company behind the show, had given them access for filming on the Saturday and Sunday, with details of what they were shooting scarce except for the fact that it was a military-based show.

The production company issued their own brief statement which read “As has been reported, 3 people passed in a helicopter crash while filming a new television reality series with our affiliate Eyeworks USA. We share in our affiliates sympathies for the families and others who are now dealing with this tragedy and send them our warmest regards.” Eyeworks' past TV credits include Flying Wild Alaska, on Discovery, Bar Rescue, on Spike, and Splash, which is a diving competition scheduled to debut on ABC next month.

Tragedy has struck crew members working on the production of a new Discovery reality TV show, after it was revealed that a helicopter that they were in had crashed in south California at the weekend (February 10, 2013).

According to The New York Times, the crash happened in the early hour of the morning western time and occurred thirty miles outside of Los Angeles at the Polsa Rosa Movie Ranch. The permit that had been given to Eyeworks USA, the production company behind the show, had given them access for filming on the Saturday and Sunday, with details of what they were shooting scarce except for the fact that it was a military-based show.

The production company issued their own brief statement which read “As has been reported, 3 people passed in a helicopter crash while filming a new television reality series with our affiliate Eyeworks USA. We share in our affiliates sympathies for the families and others who are now dealing with this tragedy and send them our warmest regards.” Eyeworks' past TV credits include Flying Wild Alaska, on Discovery, Bar Rescue, on Spike, and Splash, which is a diving competition scheduled to debut on ABC next month.

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Discovery - Self-titled 2048436 Reviews

Review of Discovery's self-titled album.
Rollercoaster.

Yes. Rollercoaster. That's what this album is. It seems like a pretty talented guy has a multiple personality disorder, one minute he produces some rather cool dance based music, then later he thinks he's Cher, then he's Ne-Yo.

So what do I mean? Well the album opens with 'Orange Shirt' which is a dance/RnB style track. I don't like RnB, and what's more the term is bandied about wrongly these days. The Rolling Stones were RnB, not Beyonce and her mates. Anyway, the first track was not for me.

The second track 'Osaka Loop Line' I enjoyed, with its disjointed rhythm and the synthesiser sounds and lo-fi vocals, a rather cool track.

But then good old Discovery slips into a Cher moment with his Vocoder effects on 'Can You Discover?' and the rhythm reminded me of some cheesy pop song churned out by Aqua.

'I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend' was a lift and had a Beta Band feel in places and 'So Insane' was a decent effort. 'Swing Tree' has mix of the eighties dance feel which has been quite popular of late and a little smidging of Hot Chip.

However, Discovery then goes down the path of, well, Discovery and turns back in to Cher with his vocal effects on 'Carby'. His cover of 'I Want You Back' is nothing less than annoying and the rest of the album is just him being silly again with his effects box.

If you like dance music fused with 'RnB' and eighties pop, and you love Cher, then head out and buy a pair of sparkly spandex pants along with this album. If you don't like any of the above then just go and buy the pants, you'll look hot in the disco.

Rating: 4/10

Pablo Roffey

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