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The Full Oral History of the Making of Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining”

The Elstree Project started as an oral history project designed to record, preserve and share the memories of people who have worked at the studios of Elstree and Borehamwood. Here is the full story, at 55-minutes in length, and with contributions from nine crew members who worked on the film and Stanley Kubrick’s widow, Christiane.Read More

Producing The Shining: Jan Harlan on Kubrick

Jan Harlan recounts what it was like to producing his brother-in-law’s films. Stanley Kubrick’s creative processes remain a source of fascination for film fans still under the spell of his 13 feature films, each a singular vision and many cinematic milestones of the second half of the 20th century. No Kubrick film ever gave any suggestion Read MoreRead More

The Hellish Production of Six Great Movies

Very rarely does a film go exactly as predicted. Here are six behind the scenes stories from great films where the plan didn’t exactly come together. 6. Eyes Wide Shut The torment that comes from Stanley Kubrick’s final film was not from the conditions of the set, nor was it even from any complications that Read MoreRead More

Stanley Kubrick and the One Point Perspective

Stanley Kubrick owns the term “Obsessive Visual Filmmaker” and one of the hallmarks of the Stanley Kubrick look is the one point perspective shot. This supercut by kogonada demonstrates the persistent vision of the filmmaking master.
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The Visions of Stanley Kubrick – “The Shining”

A concise look at some of the more bizarre visual aspects of The Shining. Through interviews with collaborators, current filmmakers and authors, we’ll examine how Kubrick used his unique brand of visual storytelling to convey madness, evil, and the power of the supernatural without relying on dialog or conventional exposition. As much as any film he ever made, The Shining illustrates Kubrick’s talent for using the language of pure cinema to tell his stories.Read More

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