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Stan The Man

November 12, 2010

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Stanley Kubrick may well be one of the finest film directors of the 20th century but we at Swine really love Accrington Stanley because of his anti-fashion fashion sense. From Paths Of Glory to Full Metal Jacket, Stan’s war films highlighted the way soldiers were dehumanised and used as scapegoats for the ruling powers. His sci-fi and supernatural films, his social satires and historical epics all convey the power of film as a tactile almost three dimensional medium (3-D in 2D). But forget 2001, Dr Strangelove, Clockwork Orange, The Shining and Barry Lynden, Kubrick’s appeal to us is his proto-scruff dressed down scallydelic look; the unkempt hair, the rag arse beard, the baggy sweats and snorkels; very Manc 84!    

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