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Dr Strangelove: Peter Sellers in Stanley Kubrick's anti-war masterpiece – video

3 hours ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

To mark what would have been Stanley Kubrick’s 88th birthday on Tuesday, here is a clip from his 1964 cold war satire Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. In this celebrated scene, Peter Sellers plays two of his three roles in the film: the mild-mannered Us president, Merkin Muffley, and the creepy ex-Nazi scientist, Strangelove. Also on hand is George C Scott as the Communist-baiting General Buck Turgidson.

Dr Strangelove is released on Blu-ray on 25 July Continue reading »

- Guardian Staff

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Barry Lyndon: why it’s time to reassess Kubrick’s ‘coffee-table’ movie

25 July 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Beneath the courtship and civility of the master’s glacial period drama lies a film of striking savagery

Related: Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon: ‘It puts a spell on people’

Barry Lyndon is 41 years old and its sparkling new digital facelift gives us the chance to reassess Stanley Kubrick’s lone flop and, to my mind, greatest masterpiece. “Glacial” they called it in 1975; “a coffee-table movie” (Pauline Kael), with a terrible bit of casting at its heart, and a misanthropist at the helm. Wrong, wrong, wrong.

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- John Patterson

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Criterion Review: Dr. Strangelove

25 July 2016 12:57 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★★ The premise of Stanley Kubrick's 1964 unassailable Cold War satire, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, is deceptively simple: Russia and the Us, deadlocked in the threat of mutually-assured- destruction, are a hair's breadth away from obliterating each other in a nuclear holocaust. What could possibly go wrong? The answer lies in the brilliantly insane Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) who, his mind addled with conspiracy theories of Russians (and women) stealing his precious bodily fluids, has decided unilaterally to kick off World War III by sending orders to attack Russia.

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- CineVue UK

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Video Essay Explores The Parallels Between Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Barry Lyndon’ And Fine Art

22 July 2016 12:56 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There’s a reason Stanley Kubrick‘s “Barry Lyndon” won several Oscars, including Best Cinematography, Art Direction, and Costume Design: It seamlessly replicates William Makepeace Thackeray‘s novel “The Luck of Barry Lyndon” and creates a stunning atmosphere in which a lurid young Irishman (Ryan O’Neil) destroys his privileged life by spying and amounting large debts. ‘Lyndon,’ aside from boasting a beautiful […]

The post Video Essay Explores The Parallels Between Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Barry Lyndon’ And Fine Art appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Samantha Vacca

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Stanley Kubrick & Andrei Tarkovsky’s Cinematic Styles Are Compared In Beautiful Video Essay

22 July 2016 10:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Film critique and academia oftentimes produce fascinating video essays. From an investigation of slow motion to how makeup has been used to age actors to even a parody of video essays themselves, these clips have offered an insightful look into the art of filmmaking — as well as some hysterical laughs for the lack thereof. But when one looks at greats like Stanley Kubrick and Andrei Tarkovsky, it’s bound to be a beautiful tribute, and Vimeo user Vugar Efendi has done just that in a comparison of the two giants’ styles.

Read More: ‘The Shining’ Board Game Viral Video: Watch The Twisted & Hilarious Stanley Kubrick Tribute

The two directors, as Efendi claims, “have defined and pioneered the cinematic language.” Lingering through Kubrick classics such as “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “The Shining” and “Full Metal Jackets” alongside Tarkovsky greats such as “Solaris,” “Andrei Rublev” and “The Mirror,” the video shows clear »

- Kyle Kizu

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The CIA Infiltrates Nasa In New Trailer Thriller ‘Operation Avalanche’

21 July 2016 12:56 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The idea that Nasa and the U.S. government contrived to fake the moon landing remains a compelling conspiracy theory, particularly for filmmakers. We’ve already seen “Moonwalkers” twist the notion that Stanley Kubrick was involved into a goofball comedy, now rising indie filmmaker Matt Johnson tackles the subject with “Operation Avalanche.” If don’t know Johnson’s name, […]

The post The CIA Infiltrates Nasa In New Trailer Thriller ‘Operation Avalanche’ appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The Rolling Stones in ‘C—sucker Blues’: a verité gas, gas, gas

21 July 2016 12:48 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There is hardly such thing as an underground movie anymore — except, perhaps, for the ones that have to go underground because they aren’t allowed to be shown. The rough, grainy, outlaw king of those is “C—sucker Blues.” Not because you can never see it, but because on the rare occasions when you can, it has acquired the aura of an unholy testament: the ultimate down and dirty peek behind the curtain of 1970s rock & roll excess. It’s the time capsule that keeps on giving because it’s still semi-buried.

In 1972, the Rolling Stones recruited photographer Robert Frank to shoot a fly-on-the-wall film of their up-and-coming U.S. tour after the release of “Exile on Main Street.” Frank had created the extraordinary cover art for “Exile,” that tawdry collage of photographs that merged the Stones in all their let-it-loose glory with an homage to the rootsy mysteries of Americana. »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Coming Distractions: Nasa fakes the moon landing in the Operation Avalanche trailer

21 July 2016 11:56 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

“This is like one of those good lies—like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.” This statement, uttered halfway through the above trailer, appears to sum up the ideology behind the characters in Operation Avalanche. The film provides a what-if alternate history suggesting the conspiracy theory that the original moon landing was faked really occurred. (Not that anyone alive today would still believe in such nonsense.) In the trailer, a few enterprising young men learn that Stanley Kubrick is using Nasa to evaluate the accuracy of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and decide turnabout is fair play, using his film to create their own phony lunar landing. As you might expect, this kind of world-altering conspiracy is a high-risk venture, and it soon becomes clear the plan won’t go smoothly.

The ad copy for the film, however, makes it sound a little different: Apparently, these gentlemen are really CIA agents »

- Alex McCown

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‘Operation Avalanche’ Trailer: Alt-History Doc Goes Behind-The-Scenes of Faking the Moon Landing

21 July 2016 7:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Set in 1967 at the height of the Cold War, “Operation Avalanche” follows two members of the CIA’s A/V team, Matt (Matt Johnson) and Owen (Owen Williams), who are investigating director Stanley Kubrick and his film “Dr. Strangelove” when they discover their employers are sending an agent into Nasa to hunt down a Soviet mole. Matt and Owen volunteer for the job saying that they’ll pose as documentary filmmakers making a movie about Nasa to suss out the mole. But when they arrive, they find out that Nasa is much farther away from landing on the moon than promised and are worried that they won’t be able to make President Kennedy’s deadline of decade’s end. So Matt and Owen concoct a crazy plan that just might work: They’ll fake the landing. Watch the trailer for the alt-history mockumentary below.

Read More: Sundance Review: ‘Dr. Strangelove »

- Vikram Murthi

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On this day: Hemingway, Falconetti, Clueless, Dunkirk

21 July 2016 7:21 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

On this day in history as it relates to the movies...

Corey Stoll as Hemingway

1892 Maria Falconetti is born. Delivers one of the best performances ever captured on film thirty-six years later in The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

1899 Famous author and real 'character' Ernest Hemingway is born. In addition to his work being made into films and TV miniseries he frequently pops up as a character in cinema played by everyone from Chris O'Donnell (In Love and War) to Corey Stoll (Midnight in Paris - robbed of an Oscar nod though we honored him here) and now Dominic West (Genius) ...and that's not even the half of it.

1922 Don Knotts is born. Mugs it up in 70+ film and TV projects including Three's Company, The Apple Dumpling Gang, and The Andy Griffith Show - 5 Emmy wins for Supporting Actor thereafter until his death in 2006

1948 Steven Demetre Georgiu is born in London. »

- NATHANIEL R

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'Stranger Things': How Netflix's Retro Hit Resurrects the Eighties

21 July 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

It's one thing to set a TV series in the 1980s; it's a whole other thing, however, to make it feel like it was actually shot during the Reagan-and-Rubik's-Cube era. Matt and Ross Duffer's new Netflix series Stranger Things is full of nostalgic nods to the decade and its pop-cultural products, but it's also uncommonly rigorous about getting the details just right — whether it's the many pitch-perfect music cues, the hat-tipping nods and homages to Eighties movies, or simply nailing the cringeworthy fashion statements of the day (those Mom jeans! »

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‘The Shining’ Board Game Viral Video: Watch The Twisted & Hilarious Stanley Kubrick Tribute

20 July 2016 11:38 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

YouTube has offered the world many wonderful things — cat videos, easily digestible TV clips, and finally, old TV commercials. These commercials function as interesting time capsules of a different time in American life, and serve as a neat reminder of the cultural moment’s short-lived relevancy, i.e. what’s normal now will seem outdated and strange to future generations. Naturally, these old commercials are open to parody, but that doesn’t make it an easy. As any true parodic artist will tell you, it takes a true fan of the genre to do it well. Look no further than the YouTube channel Chainsaw Estates, who has created a parody of a 1980s commercial for a board game version of Stanley Kubrick’s classic horror film, “The Shining.”

Read More: ‘Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick’ Exhibit Features Art By Daft Punk, Carl Craig & More

The commercials pays tribute to the 1980 film’s most famous moments, »

- Kyle Kizu

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H.P. Lovecraft Anthology Series Being Developed by Legendary TV — Report

20 July 2016 10:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

H.P. Lovecraft’s influence can be felt in countless writers, musicians and artists who’ve followed in the “weird fiction” exemplar’s footsteps, but the author’s work has rarely been directly adapted. Bleeding Cool reports that this may soon change, as Legendary TV is said to be answering the call of Cthulhu and creating an anthology series based on 16 of Lovecraft’s best-known works.

Read More: Poster Series Highlights the Greatest Movies Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch & More Never Made

Per the report, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Dan McDermott will serve as producers on the show — the first to receive the Lovecraft Estate’s blessing — with a pilot script from Matthew Francis Wilson. Key stories being adapted include “The Call of Cthulhu,” “The Shadow Over Insmouth” and “The Dunwich Horror.”

Read More: Guillermo Del Toro “Not Giving Up” On Adaptation Of H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘At The Mountain Of Madness’

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- Michael Nordine

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H.P. Lovecraft Anthology Series Being Developed by Legendary TV — Report

20 July 2016 10:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

H.P. Lovecraft’s influence can be felt in countless writers, musicians and artists who’ve followed in the “weird fiction” exemplar’s footsteps, but the author’s work has rarely been directly adapted. Bleeding Cool reports that this may soon change, as Legendary TV is said to be answering the call of Cthulhu and creating an anthology series based on 16 of Lovecraft’s best-known works.

Read More: Poster Series Highlights the Greatest Movies Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch & More Never Made

Per the report, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Dan McDermott will serve as producers on the show — the first to receive the Lovecraft Estate’s blessing — with a pilot script from Matthew Francis Wilson. Key stories being adapted include “The Call of Cthulhu,” “The Shadow Over Insmouth” and “The Dunwich Horror.”

Read More: Guillermo Del Toro “Not Giving Up” On Adaptation Of H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘At The Mountain Of Madness’

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- Michael Nordine

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Watch: Take a Tour Through the Stanley Kubrick Exhibition, Hosted by Adam Savage

20 July 2016 9:51 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Not to be confused “Daydreaming With Stanley Kubrick,” a current exhibit in London featuring art inspired by the director, “The Stanley Kubrick Exhibition” has been touring the world with stops at Los Angeles, Toronto, Poland, and more. Featuring original props, equipment, costumes, and more items essential to the director’s career, it’s now at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, and MythbustersAdam Savage has posted his own video tour.

In the fascinating overview, he looks at the candles in Barry Lyndon, Kubrick’s own lenses, concept art from A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (which Savage worked on), the monkey costumes from 2001: A Space Odyssey, a model for Dr. Strangelove set, his preparation for his unmade epic Napoleon, which Cary Fukunaga is attached to direct, and much more.

Check out the videos below, along with pieces on Savage’s own model of the maze in The Shining, which has »

- Jordan Raup

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Play The Shining Board Game… Forever and Ever and Ever…

19 July 2016 4:43 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

What’s this? A board game based on Stanley Kubrick’s version of Stephen King’s The Shining? In a perfect world! What we have here is a neat little faux commercial that hits all of our happy buttons. Hey, kids! It’s The… Continue Reading →

The post Play The Shining Board Game… Forever and Ever and Ever… appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Steve Barton

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The Devils: Sex, Hysteria and Censorship

18 July 2016 6:50 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Assessing the Legacy of Ken Russell’s Masterpiece 45 Years Later.

Ken Russell’s The Devils (1971) holds the distinct honor of simultaneously being the most controversial and the most banned film of all time. It is a film lauded by film critics as a masterpiece, one that routinely tops Must See and Best Film lists, and yet it is still largely unavailable on DVD and has never been released without the interference of heavy handed studio censorship and edits. It is a film that critics encourage viewers to watch via an illegal stream, simply because it must be seen. So what is it about The Devils that makes it so beloved by everyone but the studio holding the key to its release?

The History

The Devils is based on The Devils of Loudun, a 1952 book by Aldous Huxley, as well as The Devils, a 1960 play by John Whiting. All three tell the story of the 1632 possession of 27 nuns »

- Jamie Righetti

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Secret Cinema: Dirty Dancing review: “The Time Of Your Lives…”

18 July 2016 2:27 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Secret Cinema Dirty Dancing review: Possibly one of the best movie experiences we’ve ever sampled. So much fun that you really will have the ‘Time Of Your Life’.

Secret Cinema Dirty Dancing review by Paul Heath, July 2016.

Secret Cinema Dirty Dancing review

Secret Cinema returns for their latest production, their third of the years so far, an ambitious recreation of the famous Kellerman’s holiday camp from the film Dirty Dancing.

Secret Cinema’s 2016 events all kicked off back in March when the organisers asked us to Tell No One for their cold war event which turned out to be a production based around Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, a title which wasn’t revealed to attendees prior to the event. That wasn’t the case for their lavish follow-up, Secret Cinema presents 28 Days Later, which arrived in »

- Paul Heath

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Film Review: ‘Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party’

15 July 2016 8:34 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oh, for the days when Dinesh D’Souza was just a self-righteous neoconservative scribe. In recent years, he has re-branded himself as a documentary filmmaker, and in the process he has become something even more outlandish: a right-wing conspiracy wingnut, the kind of “thinker” who takes off from Barack Obama birther theories and just keeps going, spinning out a web of comic-book liberal evil. D’Souza’s new film, “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party,” might be described as propaganda that shades off into paranoia. It asserts that the Democratic Party was single-handedly responsible for slavery, the genocidal killing of Native Americans, the Ku Klux Klan, and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. And D’Souza is just getting started. By the time he reaches Hillary Clinton, his twisted psychoanalysis — Hillary welcomed Bill’s womanizing because it allowed her to control him! — begins to sound like the ravings of a cult believer. »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Screenwest backs Stephen McCallum’s debut feature 1%

14 July 2016 10:59 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Stephen McCallum.

Screenwest has announced that 1%, debut feature of director Stephen McCallum, is the recipient of this year.s $750,000 West Coast Visions funding.

West Coast Visions is one of Screenwest.s largest funds, aimed to .uncover, inspire and develop. local talent and skills.

1%, written by actor Matt Nable (Hacksaw Ridge, Arrow, Barracuda), is a set within the primal underworld of outlaw motorcycle club gangs. It follows the heir to the throne of a motorcycle club who has to betray his president to save his brother.s life.

McCallum, who has previously directed a variety of shorts, music videos and commercials, says he was attracted to the Shakespearean undertones of the story. He calls it one of .father versus son, tradition versus ambition, and brotherhood..

.The main question that draws me to the script that Matt wrote is: what.s the cost of loyalty when it makes you turn against your own blood? »

- Jackie Keast

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