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Rai Com takes world rights for Kubrick doc

20 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: S Is for Stanley chronicles the relationship between the director and his driver Emilio D’Alessandro.

Rai Com has secured world rights to Alex Infascelli’s S Is for Stanley revolving around the 30-year relationship between Stanley Kubrick and his faithful driver Emilio D’Alessandro.

The film was one of the buzz titles at the Rome International Film Festival last year.

RatPac Documentary Films previously acquired North American rights from Infascelli’s Rome-based Kinethica and Lock & Valentine. Rai Com has taken rights for the rest of the world.

“Any film that sheds light on Kubrick is required viewing for anybody who cares about cinema,” said Rai Com’s head of sales Mattia Oddone.

Alex Infascelli’s film gives us an unusual, personal glimpse of the man behind the myth. S Is For Stanley tells a deeply humanizing story. We are very glad that through RatPac it will be seen in Kubrick’s native country, and we hope »

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Exclusive: Saul Bass Inspired Music Video For Corb Lund's "Weight Of The Gun"

11 February 2016 10:25 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

For over two decades, singer/songwriter Corb Lund has been a staple of the Canadian alt-country scene —he scored a Juno prize for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year in 2003 and has been recognized at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards and the Western Canadian Music Awards as well. Lund released his ninth studio album Things That Can't Be Undone last fall, and today we're exclusively debuting the video for "Weight Of The Gun." Read More: 10 Of Saul Bass' Greatest Title Sequences Created by motion graphics editor Sarah Sheikh Bridge along with Digital Media Services, Inc., the Saul Bass inspired video playfully brings to life the lyrics of Lund's lovelorn song. It's a nice homage to one of the greatest graphic designers in cinema history: Bass worked with Otto PremingerStanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorsese. Watch "Weight Of The Gun" below. Corb Lund is now on tour, »

- Edward Davis

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Tom Hiddleston Scales Ben Wheatley’s ‘High-Rise’ in Full U.K. Trailer

9 February 2016 4:20 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Finally set for a U.S. theatrical release on May 13th (and VOD bow on April 28th), Ben Wheatley‘s adaptation of J.G. Ballard‘s 1975 dystopian novel High-Rise will first arrive in the U.K. in less than a month. They’ve been doing a stellar job of promotion over there and today we have another new trailer for the film following a doctor, played by Tom Hiddleston, who moves into a luxury apartment complex that is cut off from the rest of society.

We said in our review, “As soon as the voice of Tom Hiddleston‘s Dr. Robert Laing was heard speaking narration above his weathered and crazed visage manically moving from cluttered, dirty room to darkened feverish corner, my mind started racing. Terry Gilliam’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas popped into my consciousness and then his Brazil, after a quick title card shoves us back »

- Jordan Raup

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12 of cinema's biggest and most expensive film sets

9 February 2016 4:08 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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We celebrate a century of huge and expensive film sets, from historical epics to sprawling fantasies and sci-fi action movies...

The advent of cinema saw the art of set design gradually spread its wings from the relative confines of the theatre. As movies established their own language and became ever more ambitious in the early part of the 20th century, so set designers were called on to create increasingly expansive and more detailed backdrops.

As the list of movies below proves, the construction of huge sets has been a  major part of cinema for the past century. And with scale comes expense, as the recreation of ancient landmarks, futuristic cities or doomed ocean liners takes hundreds of artists, designers and crafty types months of labour to plan and construct. Often, these sets are on the screen for a few scant minutes before they're torn down and largely »

- ryanlambie

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‘Big Short’ Director Adam McKay at DGA Panel: ‘I Love Controlled Chaos’

6 February 2016 3:42 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The five directors contending for the top award at the Directors Guild of America stressed the uncertainties of their craft at Saturday morning’s annual “Meet the Nominees” panel at the DGA Theater.

Stanley Kubrick said it’s like trying to write a poem on a roller coaster,” noted “The Revenant” director Alejandro Inarritu in desrcribing the process of finishing a film.

In his case, the Mexican director had to start editing before he had shot the ending, due to the production lacking snow in Canada. That forced him to shoot the final scenes in South America.

“I’m a chronic unsatisfied person,” he added. “The editing of this film was torture.”

The Big Short” director Adam McKay explained that his film — which features extensive use of actors breaking the fourth wall — reflected his belief that the comedy required that technique to reflect the strangeness of the 2008 global economic collapse. »

- Dave McNary

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New to Streaming: ‘Steve Jobs,’ ‘Bridge of Spies,’ ‘Spotlight,’ ‘Arabian Nights,’ and More

5 February 2016 9:13 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Amy (Asif Kapadia)

Amy is genuinely moving because it asks what you would do if you were a loved one witnessing Amy Winehouse’s demise. It’s a question many of us would like to pose an answer to, but the reality is that you were dealing with a woman who was fully independent and had more money at her fingers than many could imagine. This »

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Stanley Kubrick used to talk to George Miller about making Babe

4 February 2016 10:28 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Plus: the people who used to read material for Stanley Kubrick, without knowing they were reading material for Stanley Kubrick.

1995's Babe, you may recall, didn't just prove to be a box office hit, it also got nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. The project was overseen by Mad Max helmer George Miller, who would himself direct the notorious sequel, Babe: Pig In The City.

But for a while, Miller was struggling with the technology behind how to get Babe himself to speak in the movie, and in the quest for an answer he ended up in the UK, about 30 miles from Stanley Kubrick's home.

In a new interview at The Hollywood Reporter, Miller revealed that he tried to get Kubrick to go to a firm called Quantel in Newbury, to try and crack the problem. In the end, Kubrick couldn't go, as his »

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Stanley Kubrick used to talk to George Miller about making Babe

4 February 2016 10:28 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Plus: the people who used to read material for Stanley Kubrick, without knowing they were reading material for Stanley Kubrick.

1995's Babe, you may recall, didn't just prove to be a box office hit, it also got nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. The project was overseen by Mad Max helmer George Miller, who would himself direct the notorious sequel, Babe: Pig In The City.

But for a while, Miller was struggling with the technology behind how to get Babe himself to speak in the movie, and in the quest for an answer he ended up in the UK, about 30 miles from Stanley Kubrick's home.

In a new interview at The Hollywood Reporter, Miller revealed that he tried to get Kubrick to go to a firm called Quantel in Newbury, to try and crack the problem. In the end, Kubrick couldn't go, as his »

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Stephen King's Biggest Problem With Stanley Kubrick's Version Of The Shining

4 February 2016 7:59 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

There are two nearly undeniable truths about Stanley Kubrick's version of Stephen King.s The Shining. Truth number one is that The Shining is an absolutely terrifying horror movie. One of the classics of the genre. The second truth is that Stephen King hates that movie with the fiery passion of 1,000 burning suns. King has made no secret that while many fans love that movie, he really thinks Kubrick missed everything great about his story. And this one thing, in particular. Stephen King.s magnum opus The Dark Tower appears to be on a slow train toward actually becoming a reality, and thanks to this renewed interested in King.s work, Deadline has published an older interview with the author that never saw the light of day when it was originally conducted. In the interview they discuss the numerous books that King has seen turned into films and in »

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North American Briefs: BAFTA La sets 2016 Britannia Awards

3 February 2016 6:42 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus: The Orchard acquires Sundance doc Life, Animated; AMC-backed Shudder launches week-long workshop; and more…

BAFTA La has set this year’s Academy Britannia Awards for October 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Harrison Ford received the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment at the 2015 event, Orlando Bloom the Britannia Humanitarian Award, and Meryl Streep the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film.

The Orchard has acquired all North American rights from Submarine Entertainment to A&E IndieFilms’ Sundance documentary Life, Animated. Roger Ross Williams earned the documentary directing award for his story of how an autistic person used Disney animation to deal with life’s challenges.Members of the Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition will stage a press conference in Pasadena on February 4 to discuss its new initiative to meet with the Us majors and promote more ethnic diversity in Hollywood, particularly on the small screen. Coalition members include Alex Nogales of the National »

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Us Briefs: BAFTA La sets 2016 Britannia Awards

3 February 2016 6:42 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus: The Orchard acquires Sundance doc Life, Animated; AMC-backed Shudder launches week-long workshop; and more…

BAFTA La has set this year’s Academy Britannia Awards for October 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Harrison Ford received the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment at the 2015 event, Orlando Bloom the Britannia Humanitarian Award, and Meryl Streep the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film.

The Orchard has acquired all North American rights from Submarine Entertainment to A&E IndieFilms’ Sundance documentary Life, Animated. Roger Ross Williams earned the documentary directing award for his story of how an autistic person used Disney animation to deal with life’s challenges.Members of the Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition will stage a press conference in Pasadena on February 4 to discuss its new initiative to meet with the Us majors and promote more ethnic diversity in Hollywood, particularly on the small screen. Coalition members include Alex Nogales of the National »

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George Miller Talks ‘Mad Max,’ His Canceled ‘Justice League’ Movie, and His Friendship With Stanley Kubrick in a Must-Read Interview

3 February 2016 2:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

George Miller is a fascinating man. Decades before directing one of the best movies of 2015 and earning an Oscar nomination for his efforts, he was a doctor working in Sydney, Australia who practically stumbled into filmmaking with the original Mad Max. Between now and then, he’s written, produced and directed mainstream successes and cult favorites […]

The post George Miller Talks ‘Mad Max,’ His Canceled ‘Justice League’ Movie, and His Friendship With Stanley Kubrick in a Must-Read Interview appeared first on /Film. »

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Watch: Stanley Kubrick Reveals the Stanley Kubrick We Never Knew

3 February 2016 1:34 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last year, a handful of excellent documentaries exploring the lives of late artists allowed their subjects to tell their own stories through archival audio interviews. From "Amy" to "Sinatra," "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck," "Listen to Me Marlon" and more, these docs resurrected the voices of their artists and returned the narratives of their lives back into their own hands. It's a thrilling aesthetic choice that yields intimate rewards, and now the style has been applied to the iconic Stanley Kubrick. Read More: Watch: Short Film Sensation 'The Chickening' is an Insane and Genius Stanley Kubrick Remix In a short documentary by Jim Casey that debuted online last year, the early life and feature films of the great Stanley Kubrick are explored and discussed by the filmmaker himself. According to Casey's notes, the narration was pulled from interviews that took place in 1966 with Jeremy Bernstein, who was writing a. »

- Zack Sharf

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‘Room’ and ‘Frank’ Director Lenny Abrahamson’s 10 Favorite Films

3 February 2016 12:49 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The best-known films of director Lenny Abrahamson, Frank and the quadruple Oscar-nominee Room, follow sad, and in some cases, broken souls as they search and fight for even the tiniest glimpse of happiness. Frank follows a band with an intentionally unpronounceable name, whose lead singer (Michael Fassbender) always wears a fake plastic head, concealing his scarred face from the world. In Room, a mother (Brie Larson) and her young son (Jacob Tremblay) survive a tragic fate, held prisoner in a single room for years on end.

The two films share an acute sensitivity to the lives of characters who struggle to make the best of the often brutal fates with which they’ve been burdened. Abrahamson listed the following ten films as his favorite in 2012’s Sight and Sound poll, a brilliant mixture of stories which as he laments in his quote, could have contained far more than a mere ten selections. »

- Tony Hinds

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How the Coen Brothers Survived Hollywood and Lived to Make ‘Hail, Caesar!’

3 February 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Coen brothers are just as quirky as the characters from their movies. Just ask Josh Brolin, who has collaborated three times with the writer-directors, including on the upcoming “Hail, Caesar!” He recalls meeting the brothers on his “No Country for Old Men” audition, and not knowing what to do with the awkward silences. “Joel was intimidating,” Brolin says. “He didn’t say anything.” Months later, he was having dinner with Ethan, and noticed his friend continually glancing at his lap. “I looked down,” Brolin says. “He had been reading a book under the table. I was like, ‘Come on!’ ”

Photographed in New York City by François Dischinger for Variety

In this age of Twitter and Instagram, the directors of such beloved classics as “The Big Lebowski,” “Blood Simple” and “Raising Arizona” are still fairly private — and awkward with press interviews. Although they grew up together making films on their Super 8 cameras in Minnesota, »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Miller Offers Brief "Mad Max 5" Update

3 February 2016 8:49 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Following in the wake of his being announced as heading up this year's jury at the Cannes Film Festival, "Mad Max: Fury Road" director George Miller has spoken with THR and was asked how that film's sequel is progressing.

He re-iterates that he still wants to make the project, and that he wants to do something "small and quick" first:

"Because this got delayed so often, and we dug down deep into the backstory, Nick Lathouris and I have written two other stories. One is a full script. It doesn't have a title. And one of them we talked about in great detail and he wrote as a novella."

Miller also revealed that he had a number of private conversations with Stanley Kubrick while making 1995's "Babe" as the Australian tried to enlist Kubrick in helping him develop digital technology. The pair become phone pals, but never actually met in person before Kubrick died. »

- Garth Franklin

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Behind the Scenes: Bradley Rubenstein

3 February 2016 7:12 AM, PST | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

This is the fourth of a series of interviews that focus on Local 829's Scenic Artists’ "behind the scenes" talent who sculpt and paint in a variety of ways the sets we see on television, in movies and documentaries, on theater stages, and in the backgrounds of television and internet commercials.

I first met Bradley Rubenstein very early on in my days in the scenic arts, and it was immediately apparent that he was, and still is, respectfully dedicated to his work as a fine artist. I’ve followed his career closely since then, watching his art delving deeper and deeper into the human condition as he distorts and mutates his subjects. Recently, Rubenstein had one of his warped and mangled human forms in an exhibition titled Head that I curated for the Hampden Gallery at Umass Amherst.

The interview below begins just days before the installation of Head. The »

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Stephen King Says Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' Is "Like A Big, Beautiful Cadillac With No Engine Inside It"

3 February 2016 7:06 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Over the years, Stephen King has made his dissatisfaction with Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of his novel "The Shining" quite clear. He has said Wendy is "one of the most misogynistic characters ever put on film" and has described the director's film as being "very cold." Time appears to not have changed his opinion, if the feelings he shares in a new chat with Deadline (conducted a few years ago, but only published now) are any indication.  "I think 'The Shining' is a beautiful film and it looks terrific and as I’ve said before, it’s like a big, beautiful Cadillac with no engine inside it. In that sense, when it opened, a lot of the reviews weren’t very favorable and I was one of those reviewers. I kept my mouth shut at the time, but I didn’t care for it much," King said. Read »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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George Miller on 'Mad Max' Sequels, His Secret Talks With Stanley Kubrick

2 February 2016 5:45 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller says he held a number of private conversations with Stanley Kubrick while making his 1995 movie Babe. Miller had tried to enlist the Clockwork Orange filmmaker to help develop digital technology; after that, they became regular telephone pals and talked “about everything,” he said on Jan. 29, as a guest in The Hollywood Reporter’s ongoing interview series The Hollywood Masters. “Every night, we’d sit and talk for a long, long time, and talk about the process and I knew he was very, very intrigued about what could be happening,” he continued.

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- Stephen Galloway

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Watch: Short Film Sensation 'The Chickening' is an Insane and Genius Stanley Kubrick Remix

1 February 2016 11:45 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you've been paying attention at all to the short film circuit over the past year, Nick DenBoer and Davy Force's "The Chickening" has probably turned up in numerous places. The short has become something of a midnight movie sensation after screenings at Tiff, Beyond Fest, Telluride Horror Show, and, most recently, Sundance, and now you can finally see what the fuss is about thanks to DenBoer's Vimeo page. Read More: Watch: Eddie Alcazar and Flying Lotus' Mesmerizing Short Film is So Nsfw We Can't Even Say Its Name Equal parts insane and genius, "The Chickening" remixes Stanley Kubrick's horror film "The Shining" by digitally altering the movie into a poultry-stuffed comedy adventure. In this unforgettable version of the story, the menacing Overlook Hotel becomes the outrageous Charbay’s Chicken World, a state­-of-­the-­art poultry production facility and resort strategically built on an active »

- Zack Sharf

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