Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is one of the best films ever made. Almost 50 years after its release, it remains a topic of heated discussion and great reverence. It’s one of those films you could only dream to own a part of. But now you can.
Perth, Australia is the most remote major city on the planet. Which is apparently why it appealed to legendary director Stanley Kubrick. New research reveals that Kubrick was so concerned with the possibility of nuclear war that he actually planned to move to Perth in 1962.
If you’re a fan of movies, Stanley Kubrick, and propulsive beach-reads books where plots, prose, and character are second to crazy twists and turns, Derek Taylor Kent’s new novel Kubrick’s Game is for you.
Before he started busting myths, Adam Savage worked in the special effects industry building props and models for films. His love of iconic film artifacts is reflected in some of the recent builds he’s shared online, but it’s also fun to just watch him geek out over Peter Jackson’s amazing film prop collection.
It’s not a secret that Stanley Kubrick first developed A.I. Artificial Intelligence and was once slated to direct the film before he passed away. Or that Kubrick put Steven Spielberg on the project, and that Kubrick and Spielberg were good friends. So it really shouldn’t be a surprise that Kubrick’s imprint is all…
Between Room 237, Moonwalkers, the Flat Earth Society and other conspiracy theorists, and humankind’s general eagerness to believe anything that sounds strange enough to be true, the idea that Stanley Kubrick helped fake the Moon landings persists. And the director’s daughter is SICK OF IT.
I’m not a huge toy collector. I generally exercise my nerd muscles in other ways, like re-watching certain films over and over, including 2001: A Space Odyssey. But this recreation of 2001's iconic monolith may make me reconsider—though it’s $300, a sum that would probably buy an unlimited supply of bush babies.
If you have some free time, watch this 20 minute dive into why Stanley Kubrick was such a master filmmaker. If you don’t have some free time, make some. Channel Criswell’s look into the cinematic experience of Stanley Kubrick is so well done and so well researched that it’s absolutely worth checking out.
It’s really fun to see the genius eye of Stanley Kubrick get translated into the world of The Simpsons. Instead of the psychopaths in A Clockwork Orange, we get Homer, Moe, and crew. Instead of the stillness of 2001: A Space Odyssey, we see the goofiness of Homer eating in zero gravity. Instead of the eeriness of The…
There’s no doubt we lost Stanley Kubrick before we were ready. He died in 1999 at the age of 71, fresh off his first movie in over a decade with no plans of stopping. In fact, a new interview reveals after the release of Eyes Wide Shut, Kubrick wanted to make a movie about Pinocchio.
No, you don’t have clamps holding your eyes open. It just feels like it when you look at this gorgeous new movie poster from artist Nikita Kaun, who has taken the Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, and made an image that just begs to be stared at for a very long time (and is also possibly NSFW).
It’s deeply unsettling when a character from films by Stanley Kubrick locks eyes with you through the fourth wall. They’re not entirely breaking the barrier but they do make it uneasy, like they know that we’re watching them. It’s a fairly common shot in his movies, which you’ll see in this video showing ‘The Kubrick…
I just watched The Chickening and I’m not sure I’ll ever be the same again. Directed by Nick DenBoer and Davy Force, it’s a short version of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, if the movie was obsessed with, and inhabited by, human chicken hybrids.
You might think a movie about faking the Moon landings would be mad enough—and especially once you throw in the idea of hiring Stanley Kubrick, director of 2001, to spearhead the project. But Moonwalkers looks much weirder than that.
Science fiction has rocked cinemas for a century, and the genre has produced many undisputed classics during that time. But which movies are essential viewing for anyone interested in the genre? We broke down the 50 must-watch science fiction films.
Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. There are few directors like Stanley Kubrick so we have to appreciate all that he’s left us with. This video montage by CutPrintFilm puts together various tracking shots (or shots meant to look like tracking shots) from Kubrick films like 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange…
Fans looking to chase their kids around with an axe now have the perfect place to do that. The Stanley Hotel, the inspiration for the Stephen King novel and Stanley Kubrick film, The Shining, has finally opened its very own hedge maze.
This video for “Sound & Color” by the Alabama Shakes is just a brilliant tribute to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, including lots of one-point perspective shots and some lovely white corridors. And it has an amazing storyline about an astronaut who wakes from cryogenic sleep to discover an unpleasant truth.
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center recently received a treasure trove: 85 cubic feet of Arthur C. Clarke’s papers, shipped from his home in Sri Lanka. Including a high-school notebook, where the young Clarke rated the science fiction stories he read. And an early draft of Clarke’s 2001:…