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Watch: Joaquin Phoenix Falls In Love With HAL 9000 In Remixed Trailer For 'Her'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 14, 2014 12:34 PM
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Her, Joaquin Phoenix
While we'll have to wait to see how many Oscars it takes home in a few weeks, Spike Jonze's "Her" can probably go ahead and claim the prize of most parodied film of 2013. We've seen Jonah Hill take it on, the voice of Philip Seymour Hoffman stepping in for Samantha and the parody sequel "Him" all emerge over the past few months. And here's another.

Watch: 1.5 Hour Talk With Coen Brothers, Alec Baldwin & Carter Burwell About The Psychological Influence Of Movie Scores

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 22, 2013 11:25 AM
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Art of The Score, Baldwin, Coens, Burwell
It's an interesting approach to a subject: a celebrated actor, two venerable filmmaking siblings, a lauded composer and a neuroscientist exploring the uniquely powerful role of music in determining the narrative design and the emotional impact of a film. Yep, at the “Art Of The Score,” a co-presentation of World Science Festival and the New York Philharmonic, actor Alec Baldwin hosted a chat with the Coen brothers and their longtime composer Carter Burwell to discuss music, scores and perhaps more importantly, how it can shapes the emotional reaction and psychology of the brain.

A Look Behind The Future: Watch A Vintage, 20-Minute Look At The Making Of '2001: A Space Odyssey' From 1968

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • November 8, 2013 10:41 AM
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It's shocking that, 45 years later, new discoveries are still being made with regards to Stanley Kubrick’s landmark science fiction masterpiece, “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Back in 2012, we listed our 5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Film, coming hot off the heels of effects guru Douglas Trumbull confirming 17 minutes of excised footage had been discovered “in pristine condition” sitting in a studio vault in the middle of Kansas. What additional mysteries can this movie hold 45 years later?

10 Futuristic Sci-Fi Movie Concepts That Could Actually Happen

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 8, 2013 1:04 PM
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While star Matt Damon and writer/director Neill Blomkamp have been repeatedly stating that there is no inherent social message to their new futuristic thriller "Elysium" (review here), it's something of a dubious claim. There are a number of real-life social and political parallels that you can draw between burnt out future of "Elysium" and the slightly less charred world we live in today (everything from the Occupy movement to Blackwater's involvement in American military actions in the Middle East). And if it isn't a social commentary (as the filmmakers claim), at the very least, it is a work of extraordinarily vivid speculative science fiction, one in which Los Angeles looks like an unruly Mexico City (where they shot the film) and robots hassle you on your way to work. It's enough for us to start wondering which of the concepts trotted out in "Elysium" (and there were a bunch) have the possibility of actually coming true. If "Elysium" isn't a social movie now, it might be a crystal ball instead.

James Gray Reveals Details About His Developing Sci-Fi Thriller & The "Conceptual Brilliance" Of '2001'

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • May 28, 2013 12:59 PM
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Following the premiere of “The Immigrant” in competition late last week (our review is here), we got to talk to director James Gray in Cannes. We’ll have more of his thoughts on the shaping of that film, on working with Marion Cotillard for the first time, and a few minor updates on some other upcoming projects later on, but one topic we spoke about in greater depth was his recently announced sci-fi film. Plot outlines have been scarce so far, but Gray revealed some exciting details about what he has in mind, and the learnings he is taking from his own favorite sci-fi film, Stanley Kubrick’s exceptional and influential “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

Read: Rare 1970 Book 'The Making Of Stanley Kubrick's 2001'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 27, 2013 9:35 AM
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The mysterious beauty of Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" still resonates and haunts more than 45 years after it was first released into theaters, blowing the minds of an entire generation of movie-goers. And while there has been plenty printed about the movie since then, this might be one of the very first books about the movie ever to hit shelves. Now thanks to the interwebs, you can see how it must have felt like back in 1970 when the phenomenon was just picking up.

5 Highlights From An Amazing New Collection of Rare Behind-The-Scenes Photos For 'Psycho,' '2001,' 'Inception' & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 20, 2013 10:15 AM
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It's only just Monday morning, and here we are to throw a fun, distracting spanner in the works of your productivity. An online collection of rare, incredibly fun behind-the-scene photos has been doing the rounds this morning (h/t to @nevpierce and @katbrown82), featuring 100 stills from the sets of 100 of the greatest and most famous films in history.

Terry Gilliams Explains Why '2001' Is Better Than 'Close Encounters'; Talks Abandoned 'Time Bandits' TV Series

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • May 7, 2013 2:45 PM
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There’s no doubt Terry Gilliam is one of the chattiest directors out there, and his disdain for mindless popular entertainment is well-documented. During a sit-down interview at Entertainment Weekly’s first ever CapeTown Film Fest, the director answered questions about his career, popular culture, and everything in between.

'2001: A Space Odyssey': 5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Film

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 2, 2012 11:38 AM
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Forty-four years ago today, "2001: A Space Odyssey," Stanley Kubrick's classic science-fiction movie, premiered at the Uptown Theater in Washington D.C. While neither commercially or critically successful to begin with (the legendary Pauline Kael called it a "monumentally unimaginative movie"), but it soon took off with audiences, in part thanks to its psychedelic closing sequence, and is now rightfully regarded as perhaps the greatest, and most prophetic science-fiction movie ever made.

Warner Bros. Says They Knew About Cut '2001' Footage, Have No Plans To Release It

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 21, 2010 10:23 AM
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Turns out that reports of a "recent discovery" of seventeen minutes of excised footage from Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi classic "2001: A Space Odyssey" was kind of old news to Warner Bros.

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