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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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James Cameron Doesn’t Like ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Because It Lacks ‘Emotional Balls’

James Cameron loves “2001: A Space Odyssey,” but he doesn’t like it. He explains the difference in an interview with the Star, saying that Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece “had an enormous, enormous impact” on him at a certain point in his life but that he now feels it’s too “sterile” to fully get immersed in.“It’s […]

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Bill O’Hare, Studio Publicity and Advertising Executive, Dies at 88

William “Bill” O’Hare, a longtime movie marketing executive for companies including MGM, Paramount and Columbia, died of lung cancer April 2 at the Motion Picture and Television Fund in Woodland Hills, Calif.Born in Lake Placid, N.Y., O’Hare started out as an assistant manager at Century Theatres in Brooklyn and worked his way up to VP […]

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Stanley Kubrick’s Early Photography On Display At Special Exhibit In New York City

Back before he was wowing audiences with his films, such as “The Shining” and “2001: A Space Odyssey,” director Stanley Kubrick had a previous career behind another type of camera. Starting as a teenager, Kubrick became a young staff photographer for Look magazine in the 1940s. Even at such a young age, the then-photographer was […]

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