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Stanley Kubrick's Projection Memo For 'Barry Lyndon'; David Lynch Wanted 'Mulholland Drive' Louder

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 23, 2011 4:32 AM
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In case you've missed it, there has been a minor storm of controversy brewing over Warner Bros.' recent release of Stanley Kubrick's masterful "Barry Lyndon" on BluRay. The bone of contention is that the current release crops the picture with a 1.77 aspect ratio, which Warner Bros. insists complies with the wishes of the late Kubrick. However, Glenn Kenny has unearthed the smoking gun as it were, receiving a copy of the instructions Stanley Kubrick sent to projectionists insisting on a screen format of 1.66 "and in no event at less than 1:75." Meanwhile, Jeff Wells at Hollywood Elsewhere has also been furiously digging into this whole aspect ratio conundrum, and got a lengthy response from Leon Vitali, Kubrick's friend, assistant and expert on all things regarding his films and...you should just read it for yourself.

Kubrick's 'The Killing,' Cocteau's 'Orpheus,' Polanski's 'Cul-De-Sac' Head Up August Criterion Slate

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 17, 2011 1:26 AM
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Plus The Complete Jean Vigo, Lee Chang-Dong's 'Secret Sunshine,' And 'The Battle of Algiers,' 'If...' & 'Orpheus' On Blu-RayPut the kids to bed. Turn off your cellphones. Feed the cat whiskey until it goes to sleep. Yep, it's our favorite time of the month again: Criterion announcement time! Our favorite home entertainment label has unveiled their August line-up, and once again, it's something of a doozy.

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.

Seventeen Lost Minutes From ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Discovered

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 17, 2010 2:54 AM
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Merry Christmas, Stanley Kubrick fans. Devotees of the director have received some mouth-watering news this holiday season as seventeen minutes of footage cut from the stone cold sci-fi classic "2001: A Space Odyssey" has been found.

Robert Duvall Describes Late Director Stanley Kubrick As An "Actor's Enemy"

  • By Simon Dang
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  • December 6, 2010 3:32 AM
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Calls Performances In 'The Shining' & 'A Clockwork Orange' Some Of The Worst EverYou gotta love Robert Duvall. The great actor showed up to the recent THR's Awards Watch Roundtable and more or less played the part of the lovable uncle, amusing the rest of the table with his timeless tales and brutally honest observations and opinions.

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