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    Matthew Modine Kickstarts 'Full Metal Jacket' Audio Diary on Working with Stanley Kubrick (Exclusive)

    Matthew Modine is reaching back to the glory days of Stanley Kubrick's stark masterpiece of war from 1987, "Full Metal Jacket." With help from producing partner Adam Rakoff, Modine, now working comfortably in indie film and TV, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for "Full Metal Jacket Diary," an im...

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    Watch: 20-Minute 'Siskel & Ebert' Special On The Films & Career Of Stanley Kubrick

    This week saw a couple of notable cinematic anniversaries: March 31st marked fifty years from they day Stanley Kubrick first penned a letter to Arthur C. Clarke for a collaboration that would eventually yield "2001: A Space Odyssey," and on a sadder note, today marks one year since the death of Roge...

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    Watch: Vintage 16-Minute Promo Reel For Stanley Kubrick's 'Dr. Strangelove'

    This year not only marks the 15th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s passing but also the 50th anniversary of his peerless 1964 Cold War satire, “Dr. Strangelove.” What better way to celebrate the film than with a nearly twenty-minute little-seen promo reel for the film narrated by none other than the...

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    Stanley Kubrick's Longtime Producer Trashes 'Room 237' and Lists 'Eyes Wide Shut' As His Favorite Kubrick Film

    Jan Harlan acted as a researcher and producer for director Stanley Kubrick for over thirty years, contributing to such iconic films as "A Clockwork Orange," "Barry Lyndon," "The Shining," "Full Metal Jacket" and "Eyes Wide Shut." Harlan sat down with Indiewire to discuss his work with Kubrick, inclu...

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    Four Directors Who Torture Their Actors, from Hitch to Trier (CLIPS)

    It's no secret that Lars von Trier pushes his actresses to the edge-- and sometimes all the way over. A director's commitment to wringing the most out of their actors dates back to another vainglorious Von: Eric von Stroheim ("Greed") was notorious for using offscreen acrimony to get what he wanted ...

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    '2001: A Space Odyssey' Coming Back to UK Theaters

    Here's some neat news for cinephiles across the pond. The British Film Institute will be re-releasing Stanley Kubrick's monumental sci-fi epic "2001: A Space Odyssey" in UK theaters on November 28, 2014. BFI will present the film in a newly burnished digital transfer as part of its 2014 Science Fict...

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    Trailers from Hell: Stanley Kubrick's Game Changer '2001: A Space Odyssey'

    Destination Outer Space! kicks off at Trailers from Hell, with director John Landis introducing Stanley Kubrick's epic sci-fi classic, "2001: A Space Odyssey."

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    Watch: 11-Minute Tribute To The Films Of Stanley Kubrick On 15th Anniversary Of His Death

    Fifteen years ago today, cinema lost one of its greatest innovators, imaginative storytellers and singular visionaries, when Stanley Kubrick passed away at the age 70. He had just completed what would be his final film, the erotic drama/fantasy "Eyes Wide Shut," and behind him was an untouchable bod...

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    20 Celebrated Filmmakers Who Never Won A Best Directing Oscar

    For better or worse (which at this time of year, as the punditry reaches its hyperbolic event horizon, usually feels like worse) an Academy Award is the highest honor anyone in the film industry can receive. But of course, like any large organization—even one that wasn’t, as of 2012, reportedly 94% ...

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    Watch: 45 Minute Making Of 'Dr. Strangelove' As Stanley Kubrick's Subversive Classic Turns 50 Years Old

    Geez, we almost let the whole day go by forgetting to celebrate a birthday. Okay, not a birthday of someone we know, but a cinematic anniversary for a film whose comedy and satire is just as biting today as it ever was: "Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb."

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