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    'Room 237' Review: Why I Hated, Then Admired 'Shining' Doc

    A funny thing happened on the way to reviewing “Room 237.” When I first watched Rodney Ascher’s documentary about fanatical theories on Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining,” I found it so patience-testing and angering that I had to turn it off at the halfway point. When I watched it a second time, obliga...

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    'Room 237,' Kubrick Fanatics And a Bonus Recommendation

    The rapturous responses to Room 237 that came out of the Sundance Film festival seem wildly overstated, but understandable. This modest, entertaining, and at times visually clever documentary about The Shining -- in which a handful of obsessives decode the signposts to supposedly "true" m...

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    23.7 Facts About Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining'

    You know that a film is a lasting classic when it can sustain another entire film being made about it. Be it "Citizen Kane," "Psycho" or "Apocalypse Now," many of the great movies have themselves been the subject of films (sometimes successfully, sometimes less so), and the latest to get the treatme...

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    LACMA Kubrick Sidebar Goes 'Beyond the Infinite' with Director's Cut of Mike Hodges' 'The Terminal Man'

    As a footnote to its ongoing Stanley Kubrick exhibit, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is currently hosting a series entitled "Beyond the Infinite: Science Fiction After Stanley Kubrick." The program gathers ten films that followed the seminal work of the genre, Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey"...

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    Kubrick's Unmade 'Dr. Jazz,' Portrait of Swing-Loving Nazi Officer

    With news of Steven Spielberg taking over Stanley Kubrick's unmade dream project "Napoleon" as a TV mini-series, a fascinating article over at The Atlantic looks at another Kubrick project that never saw the light. "Swing Under the Nazis," written by Mike Zwerin and published in 1985, caught the di...

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    Listen: 11-Minute Interview With Stanley Kubrick Discussing 'Barry Lyndon,' 'The Shining' & 'Full Metal Jacket'

    He’s one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, so if there’s ever a chance to hear more from Stanley Kubrick about the art of filmmaking then it would be crazy not to listen. An 11-minute interview with Kubrick has surfaced from a conversation he had with French film critic Michel Ciment, in which...

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    'The Doomsday Machine'? Take A Look Stanley Kubrick’s Diary Page Of Alternate 'Dr. Strangelove' Titles

    It’s hard to imagine that the iconic “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” could have come wrapped in a different title, but here is hard evidence that a few other possibilities crossed Stanley Kubrick’s mind.

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    Spielberg Developing Kubrick's Abandoned 'Napoleon' as Miniseries

    This year's Cannes jury president Steven Spielberg has begun developing Stanley Kubrick's "Napoleon" screenplay as a miniseries. Spielberg, who collaborated with Kubrick on 2001's "A.I.," is working with Kubrick's family to bring the abandoned 1970s project to TV.

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    The Lost & Unmade Projects Of Stanley Kubrick

    Cinephiles woke up on Sunday to some exciting and unexpected news about a project from a filmmaker who continues to inspire debate and discussion more than a decade after this death. Steven Spielberg announced he would be taking Stanley Kubrick’s unmade, long-in-development “Napoleon” and bringing i...

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    Steven Spielberg Developing Stanley Kubrick's Dream Project 'Napoleon' As TV Miniseries

    Even though he put "Robopocalypse" on hold to figure out the script, 2013 is still shaping up to be a very busy and exciting year for Steven Spielberg. He was recently named as the jury president for the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, he's producing "Jurassic Park IV," which stomps back into theater...

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