We like to watch his movies with our “Eyes Wide Shut.” Join us as we explore ten pieces of trivia you should know about Stanley Kubrick.
Stanley Kubrick was one of the great filmmakers of our time and his profound influence on motion pictures continues to this day. His 1971 film, A Clockwork Orange, starring Malcolm McDowell, portrayed an oppressive lawless society where man was reduced to little more than a machine. The film introduced into popular culture the concept of ultra-violence, as singing, tap-dancing, derby-topped hooligan Alex (McDowell) has a good time at the tragic expense of others. His journey from amoral punk to brainwashed proper citizen and back again forms the dynamic arc of Kubrick's future-shock vision of Anthony Burgess' novel.
Stanley Kubrick’s account of an ambitious racetrack robbery is one of Hollywood’s tautest, twistiest noirs. Aided by a radically time-shuffling narrative, razor-sharp dialogue from pulp novelist Jim Thompson, and a phenomenal cast of character actors, including Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Timothy Carey, Elisha Cook Jr., and Marie Windsor, The Killing is both a jaunty thriller and a cold-blooded punch to the gut. And with its precise tracking shots and gratifying sense of irony, it’s Kubrick to the core.
The Killing movie trailer - starring Sterling Hayden, Elisha Cook, Jr., Marie Windsor, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen, Coleen Gray. Genre: Drama
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A pivotal work by Stanley Kubrick (2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange), PATHS OF GLORY is among the most powerful antiwar films ever made. A fiery Kirk Douglas (Ace in the Hole, Spartacus) stars as a French colonel serving in World War I who goes head-to-head with the army's ruthless top brass when his men are accused of cowardice after being unable to carry out an impossible mission. This haunting, exquisitely photographed dissection of the military machine in all its absurdity and capacity for dehumanization (a theme Kubrick would continue to explore throughout his career) is assembled with its legendary director's customary precision, from its tense trench warfare sequences to its gripping courtroom climax to its ravaging final scene.
In 1980 Stanley Kubrick released his classic horror film, THE SHINING. Over 30 years later, viewers are still struggling to understand its hidden meanings. Loved and hated by equal numbers, the film is considered a genre standard by many loyalists, while other viewers dismiss it as the lazy result of a legendary director working far below his talent level. In between these two poles, however, live the theories of ardent fans who are convinced they have decoded THE SHINING's secret messages regarding genocide, government conspiracy, and the nightmare that we call history. Ascher's ROOM 237 fuses fact and fiction through interviews with the fans and scholars who espouse these theories. Ideas of five devotees of the film with wildly different ideas about its true meaning arebraided together in a kaleidoscopic deconstruction of the horror classic.
Kubrick's gut-wrenching portrait of a young man's experience in the Vietnam War, from bootcamp to the battlefield.
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It has been 34 years since the Grady girls first began to haunt us in Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining.' So what do the twins look like today? Twitter user @kubrick_fan apparently has some photo evidence for us.
Stanley Kubrick would be proud... if he wasn't dead.
Stanley Kubrick seriously mis-cast the original Hal.
Jason Aaron reminisces about his cousin Gustav Hasford who wrote the book 'Short-Timers' that the movie 'Full Metal Jacket' by Stanley Kubrick was based on.
Christopher Nolan may be widely regarded as one of the most masterful filmmakers of our time, but he grew up idolizing Luke Skywalker just like you and me. The London-bornInterstellar director, who rose to prominence with films likeThe Dark Knight trilogy and Inception, told us that George Lucas s 1977 sci-fi game-changerStar Wars was the movie that made him want to get behind the camera. Also a pivotal influence that many critics have already noted: Stanley Kubrick s2001: A Space Odyssey, which Nolan remembers was re-released when he was young amid the post-Star Wars pandemonium. 'My dad took me to see it on the very big screen in Leicester Square.
For Spring 2015, Fausto Puglisi combines his passion for Ancient Rome with Stanley Kubrick s 2001: A Space Odyssey for his modern-day gladiator woman.
An Irish rogue (Ryan O'Neal) cheats his way to the top of 18th-century British society in Stanley Kubrick's lush adaptation of the Thackeray novel Barry Lyndon (1975).
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