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Stanley Kubrick’s Day of the Fight [Edited]

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Stanley Kubrick’s Day of the Fight [Edited]

Stanley Kubrick's Day of the Fight [Edited]

Day of the Fight shows Irish-American middleweight boxer Walter Cartier during the height of his career, on the day of a fight with middleweight Bobby James, which took place on April 17, 1950. The film opens with a short section on boxing’s history, and then follows Cartier through his day, as he prepares for the […]

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Happy Birthday, Stanley Kubrick.

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Happy Birthday, Stanley Kubrick.

Stanley Kubrick's Day of the Fight - 1951

Marking the 90th birthday of Stanley Kubrick, we take a look back at his earliest film, The Day of the Fight from 1951. The Day of the Fight is the primary touchstone from which Stanley Kubrick’s unique cinematic style would evolve. Like the battling man-apes during 2001‘s Dawn of Man sequence, The Day of the Fight depicts a […]

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Jack Johnson: Tiger Rag

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Jack Johnson: Tiger Rag

Jack Johnson: Tiger Rag - 1930s

In this clip, the great boxer Jack Johnson, Heavyweight Champion of the World (1908–1915), conducts the song Tiger Rag, showing that he is quick on his feet both in the ring and on the stage. After defeating James J. Jeffries in original “Fight of the Century” in 1910, Jack Johnson became a cultural icon in […]

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Tom Waits: Pasties and a G-String

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Tom Waits: Pasties and a G-String

Tom Waits: Pasties and a G-String (At the Two O’Clock Club) – 1976

And now for something completely different … Enjoy Weirdo Video’s interpretation of Tom Waits’ “Pasties and a G-String (At the Two O’Clock Club)” from his 1976 classic album Small Change. Inspired by Waits’ Bukowski-infused lowlife lyrics, our editors have strung together authentic footage from actual vintage girlie films and real burlesque shows, evoking the whimsically […]

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