Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick’s Daughter Insists He Didn’t Help Fake the Moon Landing

by Matt Singer July 6, 2016 @ 8:55 AM
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There are a lot of conspiracy theories about the 1969 Moon landing; one of the wackiest is that the footage “from the Moon” was actually recorded on a soundstage with help from film director Stanley Kubrick, who was, as the theory goes, uniquely suited to faking images from outer space because of his role directing the great science-fiction picture 2001: A Space Odyssey. (As the theory also goes, 2001’s great special effects were merely the research and development phase of the moon landing chicanery.)

Cary Fukunaga in Talks to Direct Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Napoleon’ as HBO Miniseries

by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 20, 2016 @ 12:37 PM
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Rumors have been swiriling for weeks, but at last, it appears official that True Detective helmer Cary Fukunaga may be making his HBO return. Talks for Fukunaga to helm a miniseries adaptation of Stanley Kubrick’s lost Napoleon movie have begun, with an eye toward a miniseries.

‘The Chickening’ Is a Bonkers Remix of ‘The Shining’ That Will Melt Your Brain

by Britt Hayes January 26, 2016 @ 4:23 PM
The Chickening played the festival circuit over the past year, totally blowing the minds of audiences at Sundance, Fantastic Fest and more with its completely bonkers and inventive “remix” of footage from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Integrating chicken costumes, silly hats and faces, and the best possible manipulation of Shelley Duvall’s eyeballs you’re likely to see in your lifetime, The Chickening is an ode to insanity that you need to watch immediately.

10 Things You Might Not Know About ‘A Clockwork Orange’

by ScreenCrush Staff September 21, 2015 @ 2:15 PM
Everyone remembers the famous scene in A Clockwork Orange where Malcolm McDowell is straightjacketed and his eyes are pried open while he’s forced to watch violent movies. But did you know that the doctor in the scene was...

Director Marc Forster Is Making a Trilogy Out of Unproduced Stanley Kubrick Script

by Jacob Hall June 22, 2015 @ 3:43 PM
Over a decade ago, Steven Spielberg directed A.I. Artificial Intelligence, a bleak science fiction epic that had been the brainchild of the late master filmmaker Stanley Kubrick for decades. And while film fans continue to debate the quality of the film (psst, it’s a masterpiece), everyone pretty much agreed that Spielberg, one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, was one of the few people worthy enough to step into Kubrick’s boots. You won’t find such universal agreement with the news that Marc Forster is adapting one of Kubrick’s old un-produced screenplays. Actually, the news that The Downslope will be the first in a trilogy may be a enough to get the real film snobs to riot.

‘Tomorrowland’ Almost Featured a Stanley Kubrick Cameo

by Britt Hayes May 19, 2015 @ 7:13 PM
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There’s a whole lot going on in Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof’s Tomorrowland, which pays tribute to Disney’s imagineering and the forward-thinking mindset of Walt Disney himself. Eagle-eyed fans will likely notice some easter eggs from both Disney past and present, but there’s one little cameo surprise that Bird and Lindelof weren’t able to squeeze in: Stanley Kubrick.

‘The Shining’ Hedge Maze Perfectly Replicated by Adam Savage of ‘MythBusters’

by Britt Hayes February 28, 2015 @ 2:46 PM
Of all the most intricate designs in film history, the hedge maze from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining stands out—not only is it a beautiful and intimidating design, but the maze itself is rather disquieting, particularly in the context of the film’s climax. Kubrick didn’t just utilize the outdoor hedge maze, but also a smaller replica, which Jack Nicholson hovers over during one of the film’s memorable scenes. And now the hedge maze (and its identical replica) have been replicated by MythBusters host Adam Savage, who painstakingly recreated the maze in this awesome video.

Stephen King is No Fan of 'Room 237' Calls It "Academic Bulls---"

by Jacob Hall November 4, 2014 @ 9:56 AM
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Stephen King, the horror maestro behind dozens of great and plenty of terrible novels, recently sat down for his first extended interview in 15 years and revealed himself to be just like your smart, political and odd uncle. Well, an uncle that really, really hates 'Room 237' and Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining.'

'Room 237' Review

by Matt Singer March 28, 2013 @ 8:06 AM
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[Editor's Note: The following review contains spoilers for 'The Shining.' I assume if you're curious about a documentary about 'The Shining,' you've already seen 'The Shining.' If I'm wrong, sue me.]
The Overlook Hotel does something to people. In Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining,' it drives caretaker Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) mad -- turning his writer's block into full-fledged, kill-your-family insanity. In Rodney Ascher's 'Room 237,' six different critics, historians and fans of Kubrick's horror classic share their own theories about -- and obsessions with -- 'The Shining.' All tell much the same story: they saw the movie once. They couldn't get it out of their minds. They watched it again and again. They couldn't stop. They developed elaborate theories to explain the film's mysteries and to uncover its hidden meanings. They were trapped in the Overlook, lost in its hedge maze, searching for some elusive truth. They still can't get out.

Steven Spielberg Bringing Stanley Kubrick's 'Napoleon' to TV?

by Jacob Hall March 3, 2013 @ 8:43 PM
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For decades, Stanley Kubrick's abandoned 'Napoleon' project has been one of the Holy Grails of cinema, one of the greatest "What If?" movies of all time. The unmade film amassed several screenplays, a decade of research and thousands of set and location photos, all for naught. But now, over a decade after Kubrick's death, his 'Napoleon' may be made after all thanks to Steven Spielberg, who wants to bring the late master's epic vision to television.