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    Cannes Review: 'Room 237' An Outstanding, Fascinating & Funny Exploration & Celebration Of 'The Shining'

    Is "The Shining" just a horror movie about a guy who goes berserk in a hotel, or is it subversively about the history of American genocide? Why did Stanley Kubrick use cans of Calumet and Tang in the hotel's storeroom? Were these just random products, or were they each chosen and framed in the camer...

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    Exclusive Look at Mondo's 8 New Posters For Classic Movies

    Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse's poster-art boutique Mondo has joined forces with Martin Scorsese's film preservation organization The Film Foundation to create new 35mm prints of eight essential films with brand-new posters to go along with them.

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    Watch: A Synchronized Collage Of Every Zoom In Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining'

    There are many reasons why Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" is a masterpiece of modern horror, from Jack Nicholson's performance as Jack Torrance, the writer whose mind is slowly unraveling into madness, to the carefully established tone of slow dread. But as usual, Kubrick's un...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: 2001/The Dawn of Blood

    Paul Thomas Anderson is a director who wears his cinematic influences on his sleeve.

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    '2001: A Space Odyssey': 5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Film

    Forty-four years ago today, "2001: A Space Odyssey," Stanley Kubrick's classic science-fiction movie, premiered at the Uptown Theater in Washington D.C. While neither commercially or critically successful to begin with (the legendary Pauline Kael called it a "monumentally unimaginative movie"), but ...

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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 o...

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    Critic Knows Best (Or Thinks They Do, Anyway)

    What's a film critic's job? To critique? Or to critique and recommend suggestions?

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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...

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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.

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    Stanley Kubrick & Jim Thompson Almost Fell Out Over Screenwriting Credits To 'The Killing'

    And 10 Things Learned From The Criterion Collection's Release Of The Classic Film NoirLast week, the Criterion Collection released, "The Killing," Stanley Kubrick's ambitious 1956 classic film noir. While it was technically his third feature-length effort ("Fear and Desire" he disavowed as an amateur work and "Killer's Kiss" was so low-budget it was shot without sound and the actors dubbed in their lines later), "The Killing" was arguably Kubrick's first real picture with a budget and real cast. Produced by James B. Harris (he would also produce "Paths of Glory" and "Lolita"), "The Killing" was written by Kubrick and pulp crime author Jim Tho...

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