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    Steven Soderbergh's Favorite James Bond Movie

    Everyone's a critic, and that includes Steven Soderbergh on James Bond, David Cronenberg on Stanley Kubrick and William Friedkin on Terrence Malick.

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    The Playlist Team Picks Their 13 Scariest Movies

    On the off chance you haven't literally tripped over a pumpkin in the last five minutes, we're here to remind you that tonight we celebrate the single greatest excuse ever invented to get trashed and wear skimpy clothing: Halloween. But of course, in addition to its status for some as a nationwide n...

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    A History of Movie Trailers

    Surveying 80 years of movie trailers, it's clear that the best directors have made advance advertising a part of their art.

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    Stanley Kubrick Had Plans For A 'Dr. Strangelove' Trilogy

    Earlier this week we learned that Stanley Kubrick apparently wanted to get Terry Gilliam to direct a "Dr. Strangelove" sequel that would've been called "Son Of Strangelove." It was an interesting nugget only because Kubrick wasn't exactly the first person you'd think would want to have sequels to hi...

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

    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 "20...

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    Stanley Kubrick Exhibition Coming to TIFF Bell Lightbox Next Fall

    After hosting exhibitions dedicated to Tim Burton, David Cronenberg and Grace Kelly among others, Toronto's TIFF Bell Lightbox is next set to honor Stanley Kubrick via the Canadian debut of the filmmaker's popular exhibition that premiered in 2004 and has since toured to Paris, Rome, Brussels, Amste...

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    Kubrick in Reverse: The Earthly Pull of GRAVITY

    Far from being a mere homage to Kubrick's "2001," Cuarón's "Gravity" offers an ingenious and moving revision and critique of its predecessor, one that begins in the stars but returns us to our own earthly soil.

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    Mick Jagger Wanted to Play Alex in 'A Clockwork Orange,' The Beatles Wanted to Do Soundtrack

    Letters of Note blog has yet another amazing discovery for us today. Before Kubrick famously took the helm of "A Clockwork Orange," producer Si Litvinoff approached director John Schlesinger with the project. Litvinoff's letter to Schlesinger is revealing: Mick Jagger was interested in playing the r...

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    Cinematographer Roger Deakins' Handwritten List of Top 10 Films Includes Kubrick, Leone, Melville and More

    Check out this handwritten list of 10 "Greatest Movies" by cinematographer Roger Deakins. Included are titles by Stanley Kubrick ("Dr. Strangelove"), Sergio Leone ("Once Upon a Time in the West"), Michelangelo Antonioni ("The Passenger") and Jean-Pierre Melville ("Le Samourai" and "Army of Shadows")...

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

    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 deliveri...

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