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

- Jake Kotze

May 13, 2023

The Kubrickon and The Cult of Kubrick?πŸŽ₯πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰πŸ™ŠπŸŽ¬

I came across a Stanley Kubrick biography in a charity shop last week and bought it for $1, which I'm yet to read.
It was written by an author I hadn't heard of before named John Baxter who seems to be somewhat of a book collector going by other titles of books he has authored.
Clunes is the Bookshop Capital of Australia?πŸ”–πŸ“–πŸ“šπŸŒ
A Pound of Paper: Confessions of a Book Addict
That night I decided to do a search for podcasts about Stanley Kubrick and found that Jasun Horsley has released a new book called 'The Kubrickon: The Cult of Kubrick, Attention Capture, and the Inception of AI' and is doing the rounds on podcast shows to flog his book and maybe drum up controversy by claiming that people like me who like Kubrick as a director are in some kind of an AI cult:-P
Then I did an internet search for The Kubrickon and found an old 2014 podcast interview at The Sync Book site featuring Jasun and also featuring the late Mark LeClair.
Always Record 103: Kubrickon with Jasun Horsley and Mark LeClair
I like Jasun, but he seems to be losing it lately, like Chris Knowles at 'The Secret Sun' blog seems to be.
It's still interesting/amusing to listen to their POV, but hard to take Jasun and Chris seriously, like they seem to be taking themselves.
I wonder if Jasun would classify Chris Knowles as a Kubrick Cultist like the likes of me and the other sync-heads?
Who would have thought a decade ago that sync-heads would be throwing bones at each other like opposing pop-cult members?-)
Weird Studies Podcast:
On Stanley Kubrick's 'Eyes Wide Shut'
I find it funny how Jasun compares people who like Kubrick movies to heroin addicts in that interview with Shaun Attwood:-)
IA get the feeling Jasun really doesn't like Kubrick or people who like Kubrick's monolithic work:-)
Jasun just seems to have an axe to grind over Kubrick's work and with people who like it:-)

1 comment:

  1. These Gen-Xers hit their 50s and all the leaded gasoline they huffed as kids finally turns their brains to tapioca. Many such cases, alas.