Stanley Kubrick

By Rainer Luginbühl | a life in pictures

Kubrick Connections in One Million Years B.C. and Two for the Road; Plus Edge of Seventeen and the Pure Cinema Podcast

<i>One Million Years B.C.</i><p>Don Chaffey’s <i>One Million Years B.C.</i> (1966) is probably best remembered for its iconic poster image of scantily clad cavewoman …

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11 Movies That Influenced Stanley Kubrick’s Work

Stanley Kubrick is considered one of the most extraordinary and influential directors of all time, with a filmography of 16 motion pictures that are …

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A Clockwork Orange will Show you Something Different Every Time you See it

My first viewing of <i>A Clockwork Orange</i> 30 years ago left me lost on the message. A hardened criminal receives the opportunity for a quick, …

INTERVIEW: New documentary focuses on Stanley Kubrick’s trusted friend

<i>S Is for Stanley</i>, the new documentary from director Alex Infascelli, examines the work and legacy of one of cinema’s most important voices, Stanley …

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Review: ‘S Is for Stanley,’ on Stanley Kubrick’s Longtime Driver

On a snowy London evening in the early 1970s, when the roads were unusually hazardous, a minicab driver named Emilio D’Alessandro was the only fellow willing to transport an unusual movie prop: a cumbersome Modernist sculpture of a phallus. That object, which he delivered to a film set in good, if …

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NASA's New Astronaut Suits Are Straight Out of '2001: A Space Odyssey'

Someone at Boeing has been on a serious Kubrick kick, as evidenced by the new spacesuits for its NASA Starliner astronauts. The blue suits, which …

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Beyond the Monolith: A Kubrick Retrospective Introduces a New Documentary on the Man Behind the Myth

<b>It isn't every day that you're asked to drive a giant dick across London.</b> But for Emilio D'Alessandro, a young Italian émigré, erstwhile race-car …

The Classical Music in Stanley Kubrick’s Films: Listen to a Free, 4 Hour Playlist

In 1967, Stanley Kubrick commissioned <i>Spartacus</i> composer Alex North to compose a score for <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>. Yet, while at the editing bay, he …

Why Eyes Wide Shut is Stanley Kubrick's Best Film

Released several days after Stanley Kubrick's death, <i>Eyes Wide Shut</i> still elicits a lukewarm reaction from film buffs. It has "generally favorable" …

"Close to tears, he left at the intermission": how Stanley Kubrick upset Arthur C Clarke

People were frequently surprised to learn that Arthur Clarke and I were good friends. He is considered the doyen of optimistic, technical, Space Age …

10 Famous 21st Century Filmmakers Hugely Influenced by Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick casts an impressive shadow. It would not be hyperbolic to say he’s one of the most influential film directors of all time. In his …

Kubrick Remembered - New Stanley Kubrick Documentary

Why 'Eyes Wide Shut' Is a Bizarro Holiday Classic

Once upon a time, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman were supposed to be Jewish.<p>Bill and Alice Harford, the decidedly gentile married couple that the …

Kirk Douglas: Stanley Kubrick Was a 'Bastard'

Kirk Douglas on his difficult relationship with Spartacus director Stanley Kubrick: 'He was a bastard...but talented'

Kirk Douglas on Stanley Kubrick: ‘He Was a Bastard’ But Immensely Talented

Kirk Douglas and Stanley Kubrick are two of the most renowned names in film history, known for their collaborations on “Spartacus” and “Paths of …

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Eyes Wide Shut 20 Years On: Mandy’s Memories of Kubrick, Cruise and the Masks

It was twenty years ago this month that Stanley Kubrick’s <i>Eyes Wide Shut</i> began filming. The erotic drama was the last movie of his remarkable career …

Marisa Berenson on the making of Barry Lyndon

Interviewed in the bar of an upmarket Piccadilly hotel, Marisa Berenson, now 69, cuts the same elegant figure she did when playing Lady Lyndon in …

The Shining has lost its shine – Kubrick was slumming it in a genre he despised

The director’s horror masterpiece deserves its cult status, but now after its motifs have been quoted endlessly for years, its thrills have worn thin<p>Everyone remembers their first Stephen King experience. Mine was hunkering down in a corner of the basement of an empty house, feverishly turning the …

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Merriam-Webster continues to define words for Kellyanne Conway

When director Stanley Kubrick died in 1999, his proposed adaptation of the 1969 short story “Super-Toys Last All Summer Long” by Brian Aldiss did not die with him. Instead, with the approval of Kubrick’s widow, the project was inherited by a second director, Steven Spielberg, who had originally …

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Expiring Soon: Eyes Wide Shut, Whatever Movie You Need It To Be

“Give up your inquiries, which are completely useless,” reads a neatly typed warning that’s handed to Tom Cruise a couple hours into Stanley …

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Film | Film Features | Rake, Rattle And Roll: Barry Lyndon Reassessed

A new digital print reveals Stanley Kubrick’s technically flawless tale of a rake’s progress as his finest achievement, argues Matt Packer<p>Critics and …

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New DVD dissects Dr. Strangelove

The most shocking aspect of Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 nightmare comedy Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is not how …

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'I haven't got it yet!': The relentless, ridiculous perfectionism of Stanley Kubrick

In The Simpsons’ annual Halloween Treehouse Of Horror episode in 2014, one of the segments - “A Clockwork Yellow” - delivered a sharp, spirited spoof of the films of Stanley Kubrick. Parodying almost the entire run of Kubrick’s career — the black monolith from 2001 A Space Odyssey is revealed in a …

An Exclusive Interview with Stanley Kubrick’s Executive Producer Jan Harlan

On the way to Brighton MovieBar , where my short film Janet Devis was screening, I had a chance to have a quick interview with Stanley Kubrick’s …

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Happy Birthday Stanley Kubrick! 9 things that wouldn’t exist without the visionary director

<b>Today one of the gods of cinema, Stanley Kubrick, would have turned 88 and we miss him an awful lot.</b><p>The enigmatic director of 2001: A Space Odyssey, …

From the Kubrick Archives

Ranging from cold-blooded film noir to apocalyptic satire, the Stanley Kubrick films in our collection highlight the master in his first decade as a …

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