Tag Archives: Stanley Kubrick
Even auteurs make mistakes—or change their minds at least. It seems Stanley Kubrick originally had a different ending tacked onto his Jack Nicholson-starrer (and arguably most famous film) "The Shining," and decided to axe it at the eleventh hour.
"Kubrick had filmed a final scene that was cut, where Wendy and Danny are recovering from the shock in a hospital and where Ullman visits them," Diane Johnson, co-writer of the famous horror flick, tells Vulture. Get More »
This week: "The Lorax," the latest Dr. Seuss animated adaptation, features the voices of Zac Efron, Taylor Swift and Danny DeVito as the titular character whose crusty disposition masks a real love for the environment.
Also new this week is the documentary "Marley" about reggae legend Bob Marley, plus anniversary Blu-ray editions of "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" starring Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow, Stanley Kubrick's harrowing war drama "Full Metal Jacket" and Mel Brooks' silly "Star Wars" spoof "Spaceballs." Get More »
This week: Fans of the golden age of the World Wrestling Federation -- now known as the WWE -- will rejoice at the long-awaited DVD arrival of 1989's "No Holds Barred" starring Hulk Hogan in his leading-man debut.
Also new this week is the Snoop Dogg stoner comedy "Mac & Devin Go to High School," the man-vs.-nature drama "The Hunter," the Blu-ray debut of "Barbarella" with Jane Fonda, and a Blu-ray anniversary edition of Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket." Get More »
We all know that directors can be, rather, umm, opinionated, but Stanley Kubrick might have taken it to the next level—if such a thing is possible.
In a letter to his "Dear Projectionists" from 1975 and reposted courtesy of Cinema Blend, Kubrick provides what some might call (psychotically) detailed notes on how exactly the projectionists should do their job. You know, in case they didn't know how to do their job already.
The film in question was "Barry Lyndon," which, Kubrick notes, has a running time of a mere 184 minutes (yes, three hours and four minutes). Get More »
Forty years ago, Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Anthony Burgess' novel "A Clockwork Orange" became a cultural phenomenon, shocking moviegoers with its vicious droogs sipping spiked milk, going on binges of rape and violent behavior and, in the case of immortal villain Alex DeLarge, blasting Beethoven at home.
It's still a powerful and unsettling experience. Warner Bros. is celebrating the anniversary of this milestone movie with a sleek new Blu-ray edition, so star/main droog Malcolm McDowell sat down to discuss breathing underwater, working with Darth Vader and how he'd play Alex in a "Clockwork Orange" sequel.
Leave it to the French to properly encapsulate America's greatest movie director. Martin Woutisseth, a talented web/graphic designer, has taken master filmmaker Stanley Kubrick's entire jeweled filmography and represented it in a wicked-cool animation. Tres bien!
Using crisp, alluring, layered graphics Woutisseth creates a kind of moving poster montage from his own imagination. From the doomed WWI soldiers of "Paths of Glory" to the creeped-out hedonism of "Eyes Wide Shut" you get a lively 3-minute introduction (or re-introduction, depending) to Kubrick's work that will surely inspire a Netflix binge for the uninitiated while striking a significant chord for the hardcore Kubrickians out there. Get More »