" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

May 6, 2023

The 1996 Movie 'The Portrait of a Lady' and the Kubrick Connections?🎨🐞🚒🎬🎭

I had not watched the
1996 movie adaption of Henry James' book 'The Portrait of a Lady' until this year, but as I was writing up my last post about the Titanic sinking on James' birthday in 1912 I couldn't help thinking just how many actors in that film had been in Kubrick movies ... or movies about Kubrick.
Henry James OM
(15 April 1843 – 28 February 1916)
The Portrait of a Lady, the Titanic, Henry James and Thomas Hardy?🎨🎭🎬
There are the two Shellys, Shelly Winters from 'Lolita' playing 
Mrs. Touchett and Shelly Duvall from 'The Shining' playing Countess Gemini (Gemini/The Twins?), Nicole Kidman from 'Eyes Wide Shut' playing Isabel Archer and of course John Malkovich playing Gilbert Osmond in 'The Portrait of a Lady' and also a Kubrick imposter in the 2006 movie 'Color Me Kubrick'.
Ironically, in 1999 the year Kubrick died John Malkovich was just playing himself in 'Being John Malkovich':-)
Herrrrreeeesss Johnny:-)
And then there is Richard E. Grant who plays Lord Warburton in the movie, who just seems to pop up everywhere lately, but not in any Kubrick films -
Richard E Grant and Dispatches from Elsewhere?πŸ“¨πŸŽ„πŸ“²

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