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Terry Gilliam Says Stanley Kubrick Wanted Him To Make A Sequel To 'Dr. Strangelove'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 16, 2013 10:21 AM
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When you think about Stanley Kubrick's output, you don't really think about sequels. The celebrated auteur was not one to return to his previous work, and the lone sequel that did come from one of his movies, Peter Hyams' "2010: The Year We Made Contact," was so different in tone and spirit from "2001: A Space Odyssey" that it might as well just have been some other random science fiction movie (Kubrick was obviously uninvolved). But new comments made by "12 Monkeys" director Terry Gilliam suggest that before his death Kubrick was not only plotting a sequel, but had intended Gilliam to direct: a follow-up to his black comedy "Dr. Strangelove" entitled "Son of Strangelove."

Stephen King Says Wendy In Kubrick's 'The Shining' Is "One Of The Most Misogynistic Characters Ever Put On Film"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2013 1:22 PM
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Ever since its release in 1980, Stephen King has shared his displeasure about Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of "The Shining," and even went so far as to executive produce and write a 1997 TV mini-series version of his story. Anyway, 36 years later after his novel was first published, King is delivering the sequel "Doctor Sleep," which hits stores next week, centering on a grown up Danny Torrance. And out doing the press rounds, the author is again sharing why he didn't take to Kubrick's movie.

Check Out The Only Top 10 List Stanley Kubrick Ever Made

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 30, 2013 11:22 AM
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We live in an era where everything must be quantified and catalogued, and part of that is with an endless series of lists (which turns us all into the John Cusack character in "High Fidelity"). It's common these days for filmmakers, especially those as obsessed with movies as most critics, to release lists at the end of the year, or if a new movie is coming out and they want to talk about their influences, to describe the handful of films that might have been most impactful. But someone who seemingly never made a list, despite his obsessively organizational habits, was Stanley Kubrick. On the occasion of what would have been the filmmaker's 85th birthday, Nick Wrigley, with the help of Jan Harlan, Kubrick's producer and brother-in-law, have uncovered the director's list of top 10 films (the first and only list he ever created, seemingly). What did one of the greatest directors of all time think were the greatest films of all time?

Happy Birthday Stanley Kubrick! Watch Full 2 Hour 20 Minute Doc 'Stanley Kubrick: A Life In Pictures'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2013 2:16 PM
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Were the late Stanley Kubrick still alive, he'd be celebrating his 85th birthday today, and undoubtedly be working on a new film that would puzzle, delight, fascinate and intrigue and keep him in the ranks of the cinema's foremost talents. To speak of his influence would be redundant—you should already know that his filmography just in terms of ambition and accomplishment has been matched by very few, if any directors. And even as Spike Lee listed "Paths Of Glory," "Spartacus" and "Dr. Strangelove" as the essential Kubrick movies every filmmaker should see, you could easily toss in "2001: A Space Odyssey," "Barry Lyndon" and "A Clockwork Orange," and few would debate you.

Watch: Take A Video Tour Of LACMA's Now Closed Stanley Kubrick Exhibit

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • July 1, 2013 10:44 AM
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Living near Los Angeles provides a person with ample opportunities to enrich themselves through the arts and sciences. There’s just always something going on in the Los Angeles area that’s valuable on some level to people with all sorts of interests. In fact, there might be too much stuff going on and not enough time to see it all. Case in point, the Stanley Kubrick Exhibit at the Los Angeles County Art Museum. Did you get a chance to go see it? Perhaps you don’t live in California? Don’t worry, there’s hope for you yet!

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.

Watch: 55-Minute Oral History Of Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 23, 2013 5:59 PM
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Just how enduring has the legacy of Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" been? More than thirty years after it was made, we're still talking about, and it's not just because of Rodney Ascher's excellent documentary "Room 237." In the past while, we've seen: a prequel start developing at Warner Bros.; another conspiracy theory doc "The Shining Code 2.0" make the rounds; that helicopter shadow get explained and the lost, original ending surfacing. And so, do you want more? Well, here you go.

M. Night Shyamalan Loves 'The Last Picture Show,' Says His Film Taste Is More Antonioni & Kubrick Than You Might Expect

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2013 12:41 PM
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M. Night Shyamalan has had one of the more -- interesting? controversial? -- trajectories of any filmmaker in recent memory. While no one remembers his first two movies ("Wide Awake," "Praying With Anger"), it was 1999's "The Sixth Sense" that made him a sensation, with many calling him the next Alfred Hitchcock or Steven Spielberg. While that hasn't held up, Shyamalan continued to mine the supernatural twist genre to increasingly diminishing returns, wearing out his audience's taste for third act reveals by the time "The Happening" and its sinister trees arrived. Lately, he's dove into full blown tentpole land with the nearly unwatchable "The Last Airbender" and this summer's "After Earth," but is Shyamalan secretly an arthouse filmmaker lost in the blockbuster world?

Watch: Already Visited 'Room 237'? Dive Deep Into The Apollo 11 Theory With Doc 'The Shining Code 2.0'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2013 11:42 AM
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Today, Rodney Ascher's "Room 237" arrives in theaters (review here), and it deliver an outrageous serving of theories around Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" that position the masterpiece as anything but a horror film. With the Holocaust, the treatment of Native Americans and sexual abuse among the many topics discussed as the "real" meaning behind the movie, one other popular interpretation is that the "The Shining" is Kubrick's confession of sorts that he was involved with faking the moon landing. It's far fetched to say the least, but if you really want to dig deep into that notion, well, you certainly can.

Stanley Kubrick Pal Dismisses 'Room 237' Theories, Armond White Says Film Is "End Of Cinephilia"

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 28, 2013 9:03 AM
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Some details from within a film production serve to heighten the project's legend overall: the genius of “Jaws” only increased when the film's original gameplan -- a fully functional shark -- failed to manifest itself for Steven Spielberg and co. But the opposite has been true with Stanley Kubrick's “The Shining,” as now another crewmember has come to debunk the myriad theories and meanings behind the director's film -- starting with those featured in Rodney Ascher's upcoming documentary “Room 237.”

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