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    Saul Bass' Original Sketches for 'The Shining' Poster, with Kubrick's Handwritten Notes

    Check out these haunting, fine-point Saul Bass sketches for Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining." Reportedly Bass showed Kubrick 300 different versions before the director settled on the original poster design...

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    Raised in Fear: Obsolete Technology, Retro-Futurism, Ultra-Violence, and Stanley Kubrick

    I have always been drawn to visions of the future, but little did I know what brutal images were held on the Beta videocassette of Stanley Kubrick’s "A Clockwork Orange" I rented at the tender age of ten.

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    Things I Learned at the Kubrick LACMA Exhibit, from Weegee to NASA Technology

    Give yourself plenty of time to check out the Stanley Kubrick exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It's huge. And it rewards drilling into the details. There's a room devoted to each film, and they wouldn't let me take pictures (although @BrettRatner managed to sneak a few on Twitter). M...

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    Kubrick's Early Odyssey: 'Fear and Desire' and 'Killer's Kiss'

    As the much-anticipated Stanley Kubrick exhibition opened at LACMA on November 1, the museum hosts a parallel film retrospective of the director's 13 feature films, screening in chronological order. This puts Kubrick's two least-seen yet remarkable works, "Fear and Desire" and "Killer's Kiss," as th...

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Frights on the Big Screen

    With Halloween approaching, a handful of stories discussing spooky films (and the ways they were meant to be seen) highlight this week's edition of Reel Reads.

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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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    LACMA Revives Stanley Kubrick, As Nicole Kidman Recalls How He Approached 'Eyes Wide Shut' By "Pretending It Was Our Sex Life"

    With the sudden splurge of interest in Stanley Kubrick's work in the news -- and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's complete retrospective of the director's work screening throughout November and December -- Nicole Kidman has added some teasing insight to the infamousl...

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    A Mixed Blessing For Kubrick Fans

    The good news is that Kino has just released Stanley Kubrick’s rarely-screened feature-film debut 'Fear and Desire' (1953) on DVD and Blu-ray, mastered from a 35mm print that was recently restored by the Library of Congress.

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    Why Stanley Kubrick's 'Fear and Desire' Tops Indiewire's 5 DVD/Blu-ray Picks This Week

    This week on DVD/Blu-ray: Stanley Kubrick's oft-ignored feature debut, Kirby Dick's shocking expose on rape in the U.S. military, the latest from Danish troublemaker Mads Brügger, John Schlesinger's acclaimed follow-up to "Midnight Cowboy" and Steven Soderbergh's summe...

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    NYFF: How David Fincher's 'Zodiac,' 'Koyaanisqatsi,' Mr. Plinkett & More Inspired 'Room 237'

    “The Shining” has burrowed its way into the heads of filmgoers for years now, becoming a perennial pick as one of the greatest horror films of all-time. But there’s always been something more than sinister and unique lying underneath the surface of “The Shining” in it’s paradoxes, contradictions, an...

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