I would play that game!
I would play that game!
That Shining picture mocks me because I still can't find my DVD!
Anyways, I have always liked this picture from the Dr. Strangelove set.
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Financing Nears On ‘Lunatic At Large’; 2 More Unmade Kubrick Projects Continue Toward Production > The Playlist
As you might recall, last spring, word surfaced that “Lunatic At Large” was headed toward the big screen with Scarlett Johansson and Sam Rockwell attached to star and Chris Palmer to direct. Not long after, “Downslope” and “God Fearing Man” joined ‘Lunatic’ on the production slate and then…nothing else was heard since.
Well, Thompson On Hollywood recently caught up with producer Steve Lanning who provided a brief update on “Lunatic At Large.” Firstly, if all goes according to plan, financing will be lined up in a matter of weeks with a production start being eyed in early 2012. Palmer is still attached to direct, however, Johansson and Rockwell at this point are “preferential” casting choices which more or less seems like code for “wishlist.”
The film is based on a treatment by pulp author Jim Thompson (”The Grifters,” “The Killer Inside Me”) commissioned by Kubrick in the late 1950s, after working with the writer on “The Killing” and “Paths Of Glory.” Kubrick intended it to be his next project after “Spartacus” but at the time, the only copy of the manuscript was lost. After Kubrick’s death in 1999, his son-in-law and archivist Philip Hobbs found the manuscript among the director’s vast library (seriously, the guy never threw anything away).
VOTD: Stanley Kubrick: The Invisible Man | /Film
Part One:In 1996, a documentary called Stanley Kubrick: The Invisible Man attempted to put this mysterious, reclusive, but brilliant film director into perspective and you can now watch the entire thing online.
Rare Uncut Version of ‘The Shining’ to Screen in New York | /Film
Whoop de doo. I got all excited when I saw the headline, too.Shortly after The Shining opened in 1980, director Stanley Kubrick edited out a two-minute scene at the very end of the film. At the time films were often first released in just a handful of theaters before expanding to more screens — rather than opening immediately on thousands of screens, as they do today — and post-release edits were more common in those days. Other than the handful of early birds who caught the longer version in theaters, very few people have seen the original ending since 1980. Here’s Bleeding Cool‘s description of that sequence:
The scenes in question come directly before the film’s climactic push-in towards the photo.
Firstly, there’s a little moment where some state troopers look for Jack, frozen in the ice, but don’t seem to be seeing him – for whatever reason.
Then a longer scene. It’s set in a hospital, where Ullman, the Overlook’s manager, tries to convince Wendy and Danny that nothing supernatural had happened in his hotel. He explains that Jack’s body was not recovered, and he gives Danny a tennis ball – presumably the same one that he followed into room 237.
Of course, there’s no guarantee that those extra minutes will make the film better. Roger Ebert noted (via Wikipedia) in 2006, “Kubrick was wise to remove that epilogue. It pulled one rug too many out from under the story.” Still, there’s something terribly exciting about seeing one of the most renowned works of the genre from a fresh angle. (Fresh to us, at least.)