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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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    Watch: Joaquin Phoenix Falls In Love With HAL 9000 In Remixed Trailer For 'Her'

    While we'll have to wait to see how many Oscars it takes home in a few weeks, Spike Jonze's "Her" can probably go ahead and claim the prize of most parodied film of 2013. We've seen Jonah Hill take it on, the voice of Philip Seymour Hoffman stepping in for Samantha and the parody sequel "Him" all em...

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    Watch: 1.5 Hour Talk With Coen Brothers, Alec Baldwin & Carter Burwell About The Psychological Influence Of Movie Scores

    It's an interesting approach to a subject: a celebrated actor, two venerable filmmaking siblings, a lauded composer and a neuroscientist exploring the uniquely powerful role of music in determining the narrative design and the emotional impact of a film. Yep, at the “Art Of The Score,” a co-presenta...

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    A Look Behind The Future: Watch A Vintage, 20-Minute Look At The Making Of '2001: A Space Odyssey' From 1968

    It's shocking that, 45 years later, new discoveries are still being made with regards to Stanley Kubrick’s landmark science fiction masterpiece, “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Back in 2012, we listed our 5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Film, coming hot off the heels of effects guru Douglas Tru...

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    10 Futuristic Sci-Fi Movie Concepts That Could Actually Happen

    While star Matt Damon and writer/director Neill Blomkamp have been repeatedly stating that there is no inherent social message to their new futuristic thriller "Elysium" (review here), it's something of a dubious claim. There are a number of real-life social and political parallels that you can draw...

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    James Gray Reveals Details About His Developing Sci-Fi Thriller & The "Conceptual Brilliance" Of '2001'

    Following the premiere of “The Immigrant” in competition late last week (our review is here), we got to talk to director James Gray in Cannes. We’ll have more of his thoughts on the shaping of that film, on working with Marion Cotillard for the first time, and a few minor updates on some other upcom...

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    Read: Rare 1970 Book 'The Making Of Stanley Kubrick's 2001'

    The mysterious beauty of Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" still resonates and haunts more than 45 years after it was first released into theaters, blowing the minds of an entire generation of movie-goers. And while there has been plenty printed about the movie since then, this might be one ...

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    5 Highlights From An Amazing New Collection of Rare Behind-The-Scenes Photos For 'Psycho,' '2001,' 'Inception' & More

    It's only just Monday morning, and here we are to throw a fun, distracting spanner in the works of your productivity. An online collection of rare, incredibly fun behind-the-scene photos has been doing the rounds this morning (h/t to @nevpierce and @katbrown82), featuring 100 stills from the sets of...

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    Terry Gilliams Explains Why '2001' Is Better Than 'Close Encounters'; Talks Abandoned 'Time Bandits' TV Series

    There’s no doubt Terry Gilliam is one of the chattiest directors out there, and his disdain for mindless popular entertainment is well-documented. During a sit-down interview at Entertainment Weekly’s first ever CapeTown Film Fest, the director answered questions about his career, popular culture, ...

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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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