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23 Best Picture Nominees That Deserved to Win the Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has a long history of overlooking the greatest films ever made for Best Picture. Many cinephiles are quick to point out Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane” losing to John Ford’s “How Green Was My Valley” at the 14th Academy Awards, though it’s not like Ford’s emotionally satisfying family […]

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Mysterious Utah Monolith Evoking ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Has Vanished

As mysteriously as it was discovered in the Utah desert on November 18, the 10-foot-tall, silver monolith evoking one of the most potent images from Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” has now vanished. According to a Facebook post from Utah’s Bureau of Land Management on Saturday, the puzzling structure was removed from “public lands […]

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‘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 put forth 900 […]

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‘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 […]

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‘Kubrick By Kubrick’ Trailer: The Legendary Filmmaker’s Own Words Tell The Story In This Tribeca Doc

Stanley Kubrick is obviously on the Mount Rushmore of film directors. His legacy has been cemented by films such as “The Shining,” “2001: A Space Odyssey,” and “A Clockwork Orange,” among many others. And now, the filmmaker is showcased in a new documentary, “Kubrick by Kubrick” that utilizes his own words to shape the story […]

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‘Last And First Men’: Jóhann Jóhannsson’s Directorial Debut Is An Awe-Inspiring Experience [Berlin Review]

There are few shots in the pantheon of cinema as iconic as that of the Monolith in “2001: A Space Odyssey.” It’s a haunting image that, combined with its shrill score—a whirlwind of strings and wails, tearing away at your very soul—breaks you into vulnerability. In the Monolith lies the universe: To look at it […]

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Christopher Nolan Calls Stanley Kubrick the Greatest Filmmaker in the History of Film

As you may have noticed over the last few months, Christopher Nolan is pretty into “2001: A Space Odyssey.” He presented an unrestored 70mm print of Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi benchmark at Cannes ahead of its recent theatrical release, and more recently appeared on the Treatment podcast to discuss his love of the film itself and […]

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’13 Reasons Why’ vs. ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’: The Show’s Kubrick Jabs Are More Authentic Than You Know

One of the bigger (and least tragic) surprises of Netflix’s dark teen drama “13 Reasons Why” Season 2 was all about the past: Specifically, the summer before Hannah (Katherine Langford) died by suicide. While in Season 1, we learned Hannah’s romantic history was a rough one, Season 2 Episode 6, “The Smile at the End […]

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‘2001: A Space Odyssey’: Douglas Trumbull on Stanley Kubrick’s Search for “Ultimate Perfection”

To mark its 50th anniversary, Stanley Kubrick’s scifi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey is getting a 70mm film rerelease, following a special screening at the Cannes Film Festival, introduced by director Christopher Nolan.The film was a watershed in motion pictures, as well as in visual effects with its pioneering techniques. Filmmaker, visual effects specialist and […]

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