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Trailers from Hell: Adam Rifkin on One of Kubrick's Best, 'The Shining'

Pre-Halloween Horrors! week concludes at Trailers from Hell with writer-director Adam Rifkin introducing Stanley Kubrick's tour-de-force in domestic horror, "The Shining."
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  • October 26, 2012 12:53 PM
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LACMA's Art + Film Gala Celebrates Kubrick and Artist Ed Ruscha, with Spielberg Tribute

LACMA will host the 2012 Art + Film Gala honoring artist Ed Ruscha and filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, with longtime friend and "A.I." inheritor Steven Spielberg tributing the late director, on October 27. The gala coincides with the museum's current "Ed Rucha: Standard" exhibition (running through January 21), and the upcoming, much-anticipated "Stanley Kubrick" exhibition, running November 1 - June 30.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 2, 2012 4:20 PM
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Stanley Kubrick Retrospective and Exhibition Comes to LA; Vote in Our Kubrick Poll

LACMA and The Academy will co-present the first US retrospective exhibition of Stanley Kubrick. The retrospective, which launched in Frankfurt and has toured Berlin, Melbourne, Ghent, Zurich, Rome, Paris, and Amsterdam, was developed in collaboration with the Kubrick Estate and the Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt, but will be designed specifically for LACMA by film production designer Patti Podesta.
  • By Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage
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  • August 16, 2012 3:37 PM
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Academy Acquires Bison Archive Photo Treasures; Rare Images of Hitchcock, Kubrick, Spielberg and Welles' 'Touch of Evil'

The Academy has acquired more than 70,000 photographs from the Bison Archives, the private collection of renowned film historian Marc Wanamaker. Particularly exciting is a group of eight behind-the-scenes images taken during the filming of the opening sequence of Orson Welles’s noir classic "Touch of Evil" -- a sequence that, like most of the film, was taken out of the director's hands and re-edited before the original release date in 1958.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 30, 2012 1:25 PM
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Titles in Search of a Script: from the Stanley Kubrick Archives

During their 34-year relationship, Stanley Kubrick and his personal assistant Tony Frewin developed a collection of potential movie titles under the headline: "Titles in search of a script." Lists of Note selected several of their wittiest ideas, with commentary from Frewin following each idea. Some of their most droll titles include:
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • February 17, 2012 1:53 PM
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Stanley Kubrick: The Unknown Father of the Box-Office Report

Stanley Kubrick's place in the Hollywood pantheon as an innovator is already secured--take a look at almost any post-"2001: A Space Odyssey" sci fi flick and you'll see it was Kubrick's foundation that changed the genre for good.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • January 15, 2012 10:15 AM
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