Yesterday we ran a tribute to one of the great American films of all time, 2001: A Space Odyssey, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last week.
To also celebrate the occasion, latter-day wunderkind filmmaker Christopher Nolan is taking a 70mm print of the film to this year’s Cannes Film Festival for screening on the French Riviera in honor of the milestone.
2001: A Space Odyssey, the groundbreaking film by Stanley Kubrick, celebrated its 50th anniversary this month, a milestone for a film that remains unlike no other.
Transcending its face value of a science fiction movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey, which polarized audiences and critics alike upon its first release in April 1968, remains a visual allegory for a multitude of complex ideas that spread social, humanistic, societal, and ultimately spiritual aspects. Birth, death, and reawakening act as common and essential threads through the entire narrative, and it acts as multitudes of tones and styles interwoven throughout, with dazzling visual spectacles that arrest and envelope sensory perception in ways almost unheard of in cinema prior to 1968. It’s a monumental film, a true epic in the greatest light possible, and it remains a cornerstone of inspiration, wonderment, and an apex of what the cinema can really do and how far it can go.
Director Stanley Kubrick‘s adaptation of Stephen King‘s horror classic The Shining is a terrifying movie, everyone knows this. But what makes the movie so scary, so unsettling, so darn creepy?
YouTube channel Lessons From the Screenplay dives into the film in a new video titled “The Shining “” Quietly Going Insane Together.” The video touches on Kubrick and co-writer Diane Johnson‘s process in crafting it, before moving on to what exactly makes it so creepy.
The Shining Available now on Blu-ray Directed by Stanley Kubrick Starring Jack Nicholson, Shelly Duvall, Danny Lloyd, and Scatman Crothers Warner Brothers Not Rated | 146 Minutes Original Release Date: June 13th, 1980 Fathom Events Screening: October 23, 2016
October is horror movie month. If you ask horror fans to rank the scariest movies of all time, one movie guaranteed to make almost every list is Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Controversial in his “loose” adaptation of Stephen King’s source material, Kubrick’s film was under-appreciated at the time of its 1980 release, actually procuring two Razzie Award nominations, including one for Kubrick himself. Over time though, The Shining has found its rightful place in horror’s pantheon of greats. This month, Fathom Events, Warner Brothers, and Turner Classic Movies came together to bring The Shining back to movie screens near you for one more day only, Wednesday, October 26th, as part of TCM’s Big Screen Classics series. The first of two days showcasing The Shining was Sunday.
For two days, later this month right in time for Halloween, movie fans will be able to gleefully yell, “HERE’S JOHNNY!” I am horror movie super fan, so it is with great love and respect for the genre that I call The Shining one of the scariest films of all time. Acclaimed Oscar-nominated director Stanley Kubrick‘s adaptation of Stephen King’s novel The Shining will return to theaters for two days only.