Latest Stanley Kubrick Stories

2011-06-13 11:17:20

Aisha Sohail describes the Neuromorphics Lab at CELEST and the work of building artificial brains to be used in robotics I walked into the building and there was a human-sized robot waiting to greet me. It shook my hand, took my coat and brought me to sit in the room where my interview was going to be held. It asked me whether I needed a drink, and then proceeded to clean the countertops and water the plants. When I asked whether there was a reason it was working so hard, it simply said: "I...

2011-04-04 06:40:00

CANTON, Mich., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Behind the stars, special effects, and even the story writing, it is the film director that pulls all the elements of a movie together into a single creative vision, making the difference between mediocre and masterful films. Now there is a resource for movie fans, film buffs, and aspiring auteurs who want to learn all about the world's most accomplished directors: FilmDirectorsSite.com. Hundreds of the most famous and accomplished movie...

2009-06-08 07:25:00

NEW YORK, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Now that the movie has replaced the novel as the dominant art form of our time, where has the intelligent film discussion gone? Find it on CinemaDiscourse.com (http://www.cinemadiscourse.com). Just as Pauline Kael was the defining movie critic of the 1970s and 80s and Roger Ebert more recently, so John David Ebert, writing on CinemaDiscourse.com, is the defining critic of the beginning of the Twenty-First Century. (Note: John David Ebert is not related to...

2008-12-20 15:06:13

Pop singer Christina Aguilera dressed up like the lead character of A Clockwork Orange to celebrate her 28th birthday in Los Angeles, witnesses say. The Daily Mail reported Friday the Beautiful singer and her husband, Jordan Bratman, both donned the all-white outfit and makeup made famous by actor Malcolm McDowell in the 1971 Stanley Kubrick movie based on the novel by Anthony Burgess. Witnesses said the couple also spent a good deal of their time Thursday night at a Los Angeles eatery,...

2008-10-27 15:00:18

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference & Festival is happy to announce the first round of confirmed speakers for the 2009 event, to be held March 13-21, 2009 in Austin, Texas. The event will feature acclaimed writer/directors Todd Haynes and Richard Linklater in conversation together, as well as a rare appearance by Col Needham, Founder and Vice President of IMDb Service Limited to discuss the nature of information in the entertainment...

2008-07-06 18:00:20

By Frank Gabrenya, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 6--The relatively meager output of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick during a 46-year career has played right into the hands of the Wexner Center for the Arts. Because Kubrick completed only 13 features from 1953 until his death in 1999, the center can present a full retrospective of a major director's works. Every other filmmaker of Kubrick's stature would require months to cover all of his titles. John Ford, for example, directed almost twice...

2008-06-24 02:25:00

The late, great Stanley Kubrick ("2001:A Space Odyssey") used to say that if you can turn off the sound and still follow the story, you've made a film, but if you black out the picture and can still follow the story with only the sound, you haven't. "WALL-E," a savvy sci-fi Pixar comedy, has almost no dialogue. But with images and sound effects alone, it touches, it teaches and it tickles. It's the best Pixar film since "Finding Nemo." If "Kung Fu Panda," which riffed on martial-arts movie...

2006-05-02 14:05:00

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK -- John Malkovich's new film has him playing an Englishman who pretends he is Stanley Kubrick in what is billed as a "true-ish" story about a conman who duped dozens of people into thinking he was the reclusive director. "Color me Kubrick," showing at the Tribeca Film Festival this week, has already drawn comparisons to "Being John Malkovich" because of its cerebral approach to questions of identity and celebrity. But it is essentially a comedy that gives Malkovich...

2006-03-15 15:50:40

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - From skiing in Iran and homosexuality in Egypt to conflicting views on the war in Iraq, this year's Tribeca Film Festival plans to offer Americans insights on the Muslim world that may come as a surprise. "The aim is to give people a kind of handle on what's going on in this troubled world," said Peter Scarlet, executive director of the festival, which actor Robert De Niro founded in 2002 to help revitalize lower Manhattan after the September...

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