It’s been fifteen years since his death, but we can’t seem to stop talking about Stanley Kubrick. Just yesterday we saw a brand new trailer cut for the forthcoming U.K. theatrical re-release of his landmark “2001: A Space Odyssey,” and now we have an entirely different sort of tribute to the iconic director.
In honor of Halloween, the Singapore division of Swedish furniture chain IKEA has released a minute and a half long commercial-cum-tribute (via Reddit) to Kubrick’s peerless horror classic “The Shining.” It’s a cute little recreation of the famous scene of Danny riding his tricycle throughout the Overlook Hotel, but with a new twist, of course.
If you need more of a Kubrick fix, you can check out the director’s earliest films, a trio of short documentaries (via Open Culture). His first film was “Day of the Fight,” a twelve-minute long doc from 1950 on middleweight boxer Walter Cartier that Kubrick photographed, produced and directed. Next up is “Flying Padre,” the 1951 short about a New Mexico priest, Father Fred Stadtmuller, who served on an air ambulance. And finally an uncharacteristically journeyman-like effort via a 1953 industry film about the Seafarers International Union, “The Seafarers.” It’s a half-hour long, and while it’s not a good example of genius to come, the film’s still an interesting look into a world that’s long gone.
Watch all three short documentaries, along with the IKEA commercial, below.