Terry Gilliam almost made a sequel to Dr. Strangelove

The acclaimed director of Brazil was very close to making a sequel to Stanley Kurbick's apocalyptic comedy masterpiece Dr. Strangelove, but with Kubrick's approval. According to Gilliam, Kubrick had worked on a sequel called Son of Strangelove — just think about that for a second — and wanted Gilliam to direct it. » 10/16/13 1:20pm 10/16/13 1:20pm

Why Stephen King's complaints about The Shining actually have a point

Stephen King has made no secret of his dislike for Stanley Kubrick's acclaimed film adaptation of his novel The Shining, and this is usually seen as evidence that King is a control freak who can't appreciate Kubrick's genius. But a brilliant new essay by Laura Miller argues that King actually has a point. » 10/02/13 3:20pm 10/02/13 3:20pm

10 Cinematographers Who Turned Science Fiction Movies into Great Art

We have tons of love for great directors — but often, when you're marveling at an especially lovely shot, you're partly admiring the work of the cinematographer who lit it and shot it. Often, the same cinematographer has worked on many of your favorite movies. Here are 10 great painters of science fiction films. » 7/02/13 10:20am 7/02/13 10:20am

Blood is the new black at this deranged horror-themed fashion show

Amongst all of the fashions debuting on the runways of New York fashion week, The Blonds' 2013 fall line was especially Psycho. It was also a bit of The Shining and more than a dash of asylum-chic. It was a fun, if utterly demented show, complete with shower stabbing patterns, a bloody PVC raincoat, and a fur… » 2/16/13 2:00pm 2/16/13 2:00pm

Room 237 trailer shows why we all need a documentary about The Shining

The Shining "making of" documentary Room 237 has released a brand new trailer. There's not a lot going on, but the track and the eventual surprise are a perfect compliment to Stanley Kubrick's original work. The documentary attempts to explore the various different themes hidden or merely implied in the horror… » 2/08/13 2:54pm 2/08/13 2:54pm

Script pages from The Shining reveal the ending Kubrick had destroyed

The original cut of The Shining contained a short scene after Jack Torrance found himself stuck in the snow featuring Wendy and Danny in the aftermath of their night of terror. But a week after the film's release, director Stanley Kubrick ordered the scene to be cut from all prints of the film and sent back to Warner… » 1/26/13 4:00pm 1/26/13 4:00pm

First Trailer for Room 237, the Documentary That Decodes The Shining

There's been plenty of buzz about Room 237 since its debut at Sundance. Rodney Ascher's documentary is an obsessive breakdown of Kubrick's classic 1980 horror movie The Shining. Almost every single wild speculation about the details, mirrors, reshoots and hidden secrets has been gathered into one monumental film.… » 10/08/12 3:58pm 10/08/12 3:58pm

Just how obsessed was Stanley Kubrick with one-point perspective? Watch…

There are some directors whose movies are instantly recognizable, and Stanley Kubrick is easily among them. One thing that makes Kubrick's movies so unusual is his heavy use of one-point perspective, to focus in on a single character or object, and often to create a sense that we are trapped within the scene rather… » 9/01/12 11:00am 9/01/12 11:00am

Why Space: 1999 is Still Retro Cool

People sometimes dismiss Space: 1999 as a fatally kitschy space adventure, full of unconvincing aliens and wah-wah guitar histrionics. But many of the design elements of Space: 1999 still look incredibly cool today. Like the above lamp, the Sorella Lamp created by Studio Tecnico Harvey, which is now considered a prime… » 5/09/12 7:30am 5/09/12 7:30am