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10.10.2013 | | Posted at 09:23 AM

Toys in the Overlook attic?

By David Luhrssen
 The word “fan” is derived from fanatic, and a fanatic is someone holding to extreme beliefs. Those dark roots of fandom are all over Room 237, a documentary on the elaborate, convoluted, mad interpretations some fans have spun around Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. The amateur ruminations recorded by Rodney Ascher’s documentary aren’t different in form from the professional ref...
10.02.2013 | | Posted at 10:12 AM
By David Luhrssen
  The trailer for Gravity, the Oscar buzz science fiction film starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, featured music by Arvo Part, a contemporary Estonian composer steeped in minimalism and Eastern Orthodox spirituality. It was a beautiful choice, reminiscent of Stanley Kubrick’s decision to use Gyorgy Ligeti in 2001: A Space Odyssey. But in the end, Gravity’s director...
10.05.2012 | | Posted at 09:41 AM
By David Luhrssen
 Although he was a well-respected Englishman of letters, Anthony Burgess, became an international literary star only after the 1971 Stanley Kubrick film of his 1962 novel, A Clockwork Orange. Yet, Burgess hated the movie, accusing it of reveling in anarchic youthful violence, an opinion shared by careless youthful audiences but disputed by Kubrick. The 50th Anniversary Edition of A Clockwork...