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Joaquin Phoenix to Star as Napoleon in Epic ‘Gladiator’ Reunion with Ridley Scott

Joaquin Phoenix to Star as Napoleon in Epic ‘Gladiator’ Reunion with Ridley Scott
Joaquin Phoenix is re-teaming with his “Gladiator” director Ridley Scott for “Kitbag,” an epic historical drama about the life of Napoleon Bonaparte. Phoenix will star as the French Revolution commander who goes on to become the French emperor. Deadline first reported the news. The movie’s title comes from the saying: “There is a general’s staff hidden in every soldier’s kitbag.”

Per Deadline: “‘Kitbag’ is an original and personal look at Napoleon’s origins and his swift, ruthless climb to emperor, viewed through the prism of his addictive and often volatile relationship with his wife and one true love, Josephine. The intention of the film is to capture Napoleon’s famous battles, relentless ambition, and astounding strategic mind as an extraordinary military leader and war visionary.”

“Kitbag” joins Mike Mills’ “C’mon C’mon” on Phoenix’s slate of films following his Oscar-winning turn in “Joker.” The “Kitbag
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Notebook Primer: Isabelle Huppert

Notebook Primer: Isabelle Huppert
The Notebook Primer introduces readers to some of the most important figures, films, genres, and movements in film history.Since the early 1970s, Isabelle Huppert has amassed a staggering body of work. Relentlessly prolific and uncompromisingly daring, she has embodied an eclectic range of characters, often delving into the enigmatic recesses of individuals who are by turns destructive, tormented, and obsessed, and yet can be audaciously empowered, sexually complex, and passionately reflective. Huppert “surprises and unsettles us,” notes David Parkinson, writing for the British Film Institute, doing so by “relaxing her tightly coiled control and channeling her strength and energy into doing something shockingly impulsive.” But that control and impulsiveness was not instantaneous, nor was it effortless. Huppert’s abilities have been steadily honed over the course of more than 140 appearances in film and television. And if there is a darkness lingering over some of her more disturbing characterizations, there
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‘Tenet’ in 70Mm Takes on Special Significance in Italy’s Temple of Cinema

‘Tenet’ in 70Mm Takes on Special Significance in Italy’s Temple of Cinema
After a months-long industry shutdown due to the Covid-19 crisis, Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” is breathing new life into Italy’s cinemas, where the film is getting off to a solid start.

The watershed blockbuster pulled in €403,000 from 791 Italian screens on its first day, Aug. 26, selling more than 57,000 tickets, according to Warner Bros. Italy. It’s the first encouraging box office result in the country since the Italian government allowed cinemas to reopen in June. Driven by “Tenet,” roughly half of the country’s screens are now operational.

It’s fitting for the time-bending thriller, which was partly shot in Italy, to be playing in 70Mm format at the Cinema Lumière in the central Italian city of Bologna, since the Bologna film archives are known globally as a prime film preservation entity and a temple of pure cinema.

“Nolan is of course a big champion of celluloid,” says the entity’s chief Gian Luca Farinelli,
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Watch: A Homemade '2001' Recreation - '2020: An Isolation Odyssey'

Watch: A Homemade '2001' Recreation - '2020: An Isolation Odyssey'
Let the Awe and Mystery of a Journey Unlike Any Other Begin. Isolation can do strange things to human beings. But it can also spark creativity and imagination, as is the case with this cinematic lockdown creation. 2020: An Isolation Odyssey is a homemade "reenactment of the iconic finale of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Restaged in the context of home quarantine, the journey through time adapts to the mundane dramas of self-isolation–poking fun at the navel-gazing saga of life alone and indoors." This video project was made by Brooklyn-based designer Lydia Cambron, who shot this at her apartment over two months from March to May earlier this year. It's impressive in many ways - how meticulous and perfect every shot is compared to the original. But also how an entirely different space, with different "set dressing" and design, can still evoke the same feelings of intrigue and mysterious and loneliness from Kubrick's film.
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Designer Reenacts ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ In Quarantine

Designer Reenacts ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ In Quarantine
One thing that can be said about quarantine is that it’s definitely inspiring creativity in some folks since this reimagining of 2001: A Space Odyssey is kind of brilliant even though it’s kind of an eye-rolling moment as well. There’s nothing to take away from the fact that it is amusing and well done since by using whatever was in the house this woman managed to convey the feeling of the movie and the emotions of it, kind of, by taking what she had in order to make something that was eerily similar in its own way. But the reason

Designer Reenacts ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ In Quarantine
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Full Metal Jacket Gets Its First 4K Release on Ultra HD Blu-ray This Fall

Full Metal Jacket Gets Its First 4K Release on Ultra HD Blu-ray This Fall
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that Full Metal Jacket, Stanley Kubrick's acclaimed 1987 Vietnam War masterpiece, will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray and Digital on September 22. Based on Gustav Hasford's 1979 novel "The Short-Timers," Full Metal Jacket was produced and directed by Kubrick from a screenplay by Kubrick, Michael Herr and Hasford.

The film stars Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lee Ermey, Dorian Harewood, Arliss Howard, Kevyn Major Howard (Alien Nation), and Ed O'Ross (Dick Tracy). Jan Harlan served as Executive Producer and Philip Hobbs served as Co-Producer.

Full Metal Jacket was nominated for an Oscar&#174 at the 60th Academy Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay for Stanley Kubrick, Michael Herr and Gustav Hasford.

Recognized as one of the most accomplished, innovative, and influential directors in film history, Stanley Kubrick was a perfectionist who maintained complete artistic control and privacy during the shooting, and even the subsequent marketing of his movies.
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Watch: Lydia Cambron’s One-Woman 2001 Homage, 2020: an isolation odyssey

Watch: Lydia Cambron’s One-Woman 2001 Homage, 2020: an isolation odyssey
Brooklyn-based designer Lydia Cambron — whose commercial work focuses on retail environments and who is fascinated, according to her website, “in the narrative ability of products and objects” — has used her quarantine days to make a witty and poignant one-woman/one-apartment homage to the final sequence of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001. From Cambron: 2020: an isolation odyssey is a reenactment of the iconic finale of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Restaged in the context of home quarantine, the journey through time adapts to the mundane dramas of self-isolation–poking fun at the navel-gazing saga of life alone and indoors. This […]
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Watch: Lydia Cambron’s One-Woman 2001 Homage, 2020: an isolation odyssey

Watch: Lydia Cambron’s One-Woman 2001 Homage, 2020: an isolation odyssey
Brooklyn-based designer Lydia Cambron — whose commercial work focuses on retail environments and who is fascinated, according to her website, “in the narrative ability of products and objects” — has used her quarantine days to make a witty and poignant one-woman/one-apartment homage to the final sequence of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001. From Cambron: 2020: an isolation odyssey is a reenactment of the iconic finale of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Restaged in the context of home quarantine, the journey through time adapts to the mundane dramas of self-isolation–poking fun at the navel-gazing saga of life alone and indoors. This […]
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Stanley Kubrick Considered Bill Murray, Tom Hanks and Woody Allen for Eyes Wide Shut

Stanley Kubrick Considered Bill Murray, Tom Hanks and Woody Allen for Eyes Wide Shut
Stanley Kubrick is remembered as one of the all-time great directors, and his final movie was 1999's Eyes Wide Shut It was a movie that had been rattling around in Kubrick's brain for some time, ultimately starring Tom Cruise in the lead role. But, as it turns out, has the movie been made earlier on in Kubrick's career, it might have been a remarkably different movie. It turns out, the filmmaker had other actors in mind, including Bill Murray, Steve Martin and Tom Hanks.

The reveal came from author David Mikics in his new book Stanley Kubrick: American Filmmaker. Eyes Wide Shut is based on the 1926 novella by Arthur Schnitzler. In the biography on the late director, Mikics reveals through his research that Stanley Kubrick was looking to cast an actor with comedic chops for the role in the 70s and 80s. Here's what Mikics had to say in his book.
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Raised by Wolves Premieres Disorienting First Trailer

Raised by Wolves Premieres Disorienting First Trailer
Remember how pleasantly disorienting it was to watch the final 15 minutes of 2001: A Space Odyssey for the first time? Well, if you ever want to experience that level of intriguing confusion again, the first trailer for Raised by Wolves is a great start.

HBO Max today unveiled a first trailer for Raised by Wolves, a sci-fi project developed by prolific sci-fi director Ridley Scott. Watch the trailer below and meet us on the other side to try to make sense of…well, anything.

To be fair, there is plenty of helpful exposition in that trailer. A character voiceover says that “The Earth was destroyed by a great war. I was programmed to protect. And now we start again.” Then that’s followed up with the fable of the Three Little Pigs. Still, that grounding material still confounds in the light of the truly wild visuals at play. This thing
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10 Interpretations Of 2001: A Space Odyssey

10 Interpretations Of 2001: A Space Odyssey
After Rock Hudson and 240 others walked out of the premiere of 2001: A Space Odyssey because it wasn’t immediately obvious what it was about, the movie’s co-writer Arthur C. Clarke said that if it was obvious, then he and director Stanley Kubrick wouldn’t have done their jobs right.

Related: 2001: A Space Odyssey's 10 Most Breathtaking Moments

The whole point of the movie, which tackles such huge philosophical subjects as the meaning of life and the future of the human race, is that it needs to be dissected. On the 50th viewing, there are still new details to pick up on. 2001 has been interpreted in all kinds of fascinating ways.
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'Space Odyssey' Space Suit, Christopher Reeve's 'Superman' Cape Sell at Auction

'Space Odyssey' Space Suit, Christopher Reeve's 'Superman' Cape Sell at Auction
A space suit from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and a cape worn by Christopher Reeve while playing the Man of Steel in the Superman franchise films were highlights of Julien's Auctions' recent "Hollywood: Legends & Explorers" memorabilia event.

From Friday to Saturday, the event, held in Beverly Hills and live online, offered up 900 items from iconic Hollywood films and television series as well as significant and historical space artifacts.

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The Space Odyssey suit was accompanied by a helmet and was believed to have been worn by Keir Dullea, who played mission pilot and scientist Dr. David ...
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Friday One Sheet: Make Up

Friday One Sheet: Make Up
This striking, lo-fi, key art for Claire Oakley's debut feature, Make Up, does unlikely things with colour. Mixing red and green is a one-way ticket to evoking Christmas, but here, it is cosmic and ethereal, like the stargate sequence of 2001: A Space Odyssey. A British body-horror psychodrama in the guise of a lesbian romance (according to Sight & Sound), the Quad-style poster certainly says, "something's up." Mixing the lead character's form with the landscape, that is both grassy hill and isolated lake. There is a village down below, and the night-sky is an un-gradient red. And then there is that thin-chunky type set. In general, the skinnier the font, the more 'art-sci-fi' the film....

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I'm Sorry, Dave: 10 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About 2001: A Space Odyssey

I'm Sorry, Dave: 10 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About 2001: A Space Odyssey
When Stanley Kubrick decided to direct the greatest masterpiece in the history of sci-fi cinema, he found that no science fiction novel was worthy of the breathtaking vision he wanted to bring to the screen, so he recruited Arthur C. Clarke — possibly the best sci-fi author of all time — to write one for him to adapt.

Related: 2001: A Space Odyssey's 10 Most Breathtaking Moments

The result of this collaboration was 2001: A Space Odyssey, which managed to live up to Kubrick’s intention to create a benchmark for all science fiction movies that followed. But it wasn’t sure easy. Here are 10 fascinating details from the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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Denis Villeneuve Left Roger Deakins Horrified by Having Terrence Malick Films on His iPhone

Denis Villeneuve Left Roger Deakins Horrified by Having Terrence Malick Films on His iPhone
Anyone who has ever been criticized for watching films by auteur directors on an iPhone has a new ally, thanks to Denis Villeneuve. The “Sicario” and “Blade Runner 2049” director revealed on a recent episode of the “Talking Deakins” podcast that he once left Roger Deakins horrified by having Terrence Malick films downloaded to his iPhone. While Villeneuve says the big screen experience is “the ultimate experience,” he also embraces the accessibility that comes with watching films on iPhones and/or computers.

“Roger made jokes about my iPhone,” Villeneuve said. “For people who don’t know. Roger was traumatized that I had ‘The Thin Red Line’ from Terrence Malick on my iPhone and Roger thought it was horrific. Me, I thought it was cool because I could take the movie with me. It’s not the same, but the thing is…I want to fight for the big screen, but
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Stanley Kubrick’s Career Was Propelled by Box Office Success More Than by Critics

Stanley Kubrick’s Career Was Propelled by Box Office Success More Than by Critics
It’s mid-summer. Normally we’d be covering the openings of “The Forever Purge” and “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” with “Minions: Rise of Gru” in its second weekend competing for #1. As usual, all franchise titles, likely all hits.

Thirty-three years ago on the same weekend, another “franchise” was #2. His name was Stanley Kubrick, and “Full Metal Jacket,” his 12th film, went wide and began its successful road to profit.

The master filmmaker’s first release in seven years, “Jacket” continued his fruitful exclusive relationship with Warner Bros. (similar to the studio’s ties with Clint Eastwood and Christopher Nolan). Atypically for the season and the studio, it started as a limited release on June 26, then expanded on July 10. 12 years later his posthumously released “Eyes Wide Shut” opened on July 16. It’s impossible imagining either going in summer or even being made.

Kubrick’s ability to make such esoteric films didn’t happen in a vacuum.
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Space Suit From ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Heads to Auction, Sale Could Spike to $300,000

Space Suit From ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Heads to Auction, Sale Could Spike to $300,000
One of the most iconic costumes in film history is heading to auction this month courtesy of Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California. The auction house is putting over 900 items from Hollywood films and television shows up for auction on July 17 and July 18, including the space suit worn by actor Keir Dullea in Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The space suit is the crown jewel of the “Hollywood Legends & Explorers” auction and is expected to sell in the $200,000-$300,000 range. The auction will take place in person and live online.

Per Julien’s Auctions official auction description: “The near complete space suit, also worn by different actors in many scenes throughout the film, comes with the MGM shipping crate, boots, and helmet. The helmet features four distinct layers of paint, indicating that it was used in different scenes by multiple actors and representing a number of characters.
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Class of 1980: The Shining

Class of 1980: The Shining
Hey everyone! I’m the idiot who volunteered to write about The Shining, Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s 1977 novel that over the past 40 years has already been run through the discourse grinder nine ways to Sunday. Even those few who haven’t seen it likely know the story: recovering (kinda) alcoholic Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) takes wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and son Danny (Danny Lloyd) to the remote Overlook hotel to serve as caretaker during the off-season and give Jack a chance to work on his book. Those plans are quickly derailed, however, as Danny’s burgeoning psychic ability (the “shine”) helps him see that the hotel is alive and less than friendly. Naturally, it possesses Jack, who attacks his family with an axe while spouting manic Ed McMahon impressions.

Personally, I quite enjoy the film as a dread-drenched blend of haunted house and possession story, and
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2001: A Space Odyssey's 10 Most Breathtaking Moments

2001: A Space Odyssey's 10 Most Breathtaking Moments
Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is one of the most beautifully crafted, artistically challenging, and technically groundbreaking movies ever made. Whenever Kubrick tackled a new genre, he turned out one of that genre’s all-time classics: war (Full Metal Jacket), comedy (Dr. Strangelove), horror (The Shining), etc. 2001 is no different. Kubrick teamed up with Arthur C. Clarke, perhaps the greatest sci-fi author of all time, to deliver a masterpiece of science fiction.

Related: Stanley Kubrick's 10 Best Movies, According To Rotten Tomatoes

Across 142 minutes, the duo covered the past, present, and future of humanity, as well as A.I., space exploration, and the meaning of life. Every filmmaker worth their salt remembers an eye-opening childhood viewing of 2001. Here are the 10 most breathtaking moments in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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‘Blade Runner’ Anniversary: The Weekend When ‘E.T.’ and ‘Star Trek II’ Crushed Ridley Scott

‘Blade Runner’ Anniversary: The Weekend When ‘E.T.’ and ‘Star Trek II’ Crushed Ridley Scott
In the early 1980s, Cinefantastique was an extraordinarily detailed and authoritative sci-fi film magazine. Founded as a mimeographed fanzine a year before the 1968 release of “2001: A Space Odyssey,” it became a serious, almost scholarly glossy. And in 1982, Cinefantastique opened the year with a double issue that featured “Blade Runner,” Ridley Scott’s adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”

Looking back, Cinefantastique was right to recognize “Blade Runner;” its impact is still felt nearly 40 years later. However, in 1982 the $65 million production grossed just $41 million worldwide as one sci-fi title among many. June 11 saw the release of Steven Spielberg’s instant classic “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial;” June 4 was “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.” Those far less complex, more audience-friendly titles had already grossed over $125 million (this and all grosses here adjusted to 2020 values).

June 25 also saw the debut of “The Thing,” John Carpenter’s remake of the 1951 classic,
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