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Check Out Saul Bass Designed Posters For 'The Shining' Rejected By Stanley Kubrick

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 7, 2014 9:21 AM
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Stanley Kubrick The Shining Jack Nicholson
Next year marks the 35th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of “The Shining” which of course means that writers across the internet are only months away from publishing retrospectives, oral histories and so forth regarding the film that popularized the phrase "redrum." In the meantime, we'll have to be satisfied with learning exactly how the iconic 1980 horror film got its very creepy poster.

Watch: 10 Minute Video Essay 'Eyes Wide Open' Explores Photographic Career Of Stanley Kubrick

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 17, 2014 5:09 PM
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Stanley Kubrick
Okay, we know, it seems like every other day there's a new Stanley Kubrick video to dive into about his life and films, but today is something slightly different, from an aspect of his career that perhaps doesn't get as much discussion.

22 All-Time Great Directors And Their Final Films

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • July 17, 2014 4:04 PM
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Great Directors And Their Final Films
Fifteen years ago yesterday, on July 16th, 1999, "Eyes Wide Shut" was released in theaters. It's notable for a number of reasons--the last on-screen team up of then husband-and-wife A-list duo Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, being the longest continuous film shoot in history, being an arthouse drama with strong scenes of sexuality released in the midst of the summer season. But more than anything else, it's notable for having been the final picture of one of the most acclaimed and admired filmmakers in the history of the medium, Stanley Kubrick.

Happy Birthday 'Eyes Wide Shut'! Watch Vintage 20 Minute TV Special Featuring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 16, 2014 3:56 PM
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Eyes Wide Shut
Fifteen years ago today, Stanley Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut" landed in theatres and promptly confused the world. One of the most sexually charged Christmas movies ever, the film found Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in the midst of a potential breakdown in their marriage, leading a surreal swirl of fantasy and a penetrating deep dive into New York's erotic underbelly. Overshadowed by Kubrick's passing just before release, and the real life relationship between the two leads (they separated two years later), it perhaps wasn't given a fair look at the time. And this vintage TV special is interesting capsule of what is like at the time the movie was unveiled.

Watch: Jan Harlan, David Prowse And Stanley Kubrick Collaborators Discuss In The Director In 'Stanley Kubrick And Us'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 16, 2014 11:00 AM
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Stanley Kubrick
Fifteen years have passed since Stanley Kubrick’s death but the legendary and reclusive director remains a source of continuing interest for fans of cinema. In fact, this year alone we’ve had nearly a dozen posts on the late filmmaker and since we never tire of hearing stories about Kubrick, here’s another one for the archives.

Watch: 'Aryan Papers' Actress Talks & More In Rare Dutch Stanley Kubrick Documentary

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 9, 2014 11:09 AM
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Of all The Lost & Unmade Projects Of Stanley Kubrick, second to "Napoleon" perhaps, "The Aryan Papers" is one those films many wish the filmmaker had gotten to. Its development is certainly as well documented, with Uma Thurman and Johanna Ter Steege attached to star in the movie, telling the story through the eyes of a ten-year-old who recalls how his Aunt protected him by passing them off as Catholics in order to survive the Nazi occupation of Poland in WWII. But what you might not know is how he came across the latter actress.

Watch: 20-Minute Documentary 'The Unfinished Films Of Stanley Kubrick' Narrated By Malcolm McDowell

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2014 12:05 PM
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Stanley Kubrick
Last year, we rolled up our sleeves and dove into The Lost & Unmade Projects Of Stanley Kubrick, detailing the numerous movies that the legendary filmmaker developed or considered over the course of his career. But if you don't have time to flip through that feature (though you should), this 20-minute documentary, "The Unfinished Films Of Stanley Kubrick," does a good job of highlighting some of the more well known movies he never got to.

Check Out Vladimir Nabokov's Unpublished Screenplay Notes For Stanley Kubrick's 'Lolita'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 17, 2014 5:48 PM
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While Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "The Shining" tend to dominate online conversations about his work, with no shortage of supercuts and tributes to choose from, one of the more overlooked films in his filmography is his adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's (still) controversial and sensational "Lolita." But what started as a spirit of collaboration between Nabokov and Kubrick, quickly fragmented, with both geniuses at odds with how to bring the story to the big screen.

Watch: 3-Minute Tribute Celebrates The Charm Of Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2014 11:24 AM
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2001: A Space Odyssey
It has been more than four decades since Stanley Kubrick blew minds with "2001: A Space Odyssey," and the sci-fi genre has yet to deliver anything to top the sheer scale, awe and dazzling brilliance of that film. Even to this day, nearly every frame of the 142-minute movie continues to obsess fans, and today comes yet another video tribute celebrating the visual wonder of the film.

Watch If You Dare: Someone Mashed Up Stanley Kubrick & Skrillex To Create 5-Minute 'Kubrillex'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2014 3:47 PM
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Stanley Kubrick
Before commenters wail, "This is two years old!" yes, it is two years old, but it's first time we're seeing it, so deal. Secondly, it's just such a weird idea, it's almost so bad it's so good not to share, so onwards....

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