A Guide To Visual Symmetry In Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange

One reason why director Stanley Kubrick is a legend is because of his beautiful shots, which feature symmetrical framing, or one-point-perspective — which means that all lines lead to a single point in the distance. We've made a supercut of all the scenes with one-point perspective in the legendary A Clockwork Orange… » 1/27/15 3:05pm 1/27/15 3:05pm

The Hotel That Inspired The Shining Wants You to Design a Maze For It

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado has the ... honor of being the inspiration behind The Shining. And as a way to further connect the real hotel to the fictional Overlook Hotel, the management has announced that it will build a a 61,500 square foot hedge maze inspired by the one in Kubrick's film. » 1/07/15 9:07pm 1/07/15 9:07pm

New Trailer For Stanley Kubrick's 2001 Shows Why It's Still The Best

Arguably the greatest scifi film ever made, 2001: A Space Odyssey is getting a theatrical re-release in the U.K. (not the U.S. — for now, at least) and thus has earned this incredible new trailer. And it's so goddamned good it makes all other science fiction movies look pitiful in comparison. » 10/21/14 2:48pm 10/21/14 2:48pm

Rejected Saul Bass Posters For The Shining—With Stanley Kubrick's Notes

Saul Bass is a legend of film design; he storyboarded segments of Spartacus and West Side Story, and created some of the most famous credit sequences every to grace the silver screen. He also designed numerous classic movie posters—although director Stanley Kubrick didn't love all of his designs for The Shining. » 8/11/14 11:30am 8/11/14 11:30am

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