Stanley Kubrick


The Shining And Lost Highway and auteur theory

A Tale of Two Auteurs: the Myth of Bad Behavior as Artistic Process


Hear us out: treating actors poorly = bad.

A Space Odyssey Stargate

How They Shot the Stargate Sequence in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’


My god, it’s full of stars! And innovative slit-scan photography!

Jake Gyllenhaal Nightcrawler

The Man Who Inspired ‘Nightcrawler’ (and Other Movies)


What connects ‘Nightcrawler,’ ‘Dr. Strangelove,’ and ‘The Naked City’? One 1930s crime scene photographer.

Full Metal Jacket Stanley Kubrick takes

Stanley Kubrick and the Rationale Behind Incessant Takes


Some directors say “we got it” when they do not, in fact, “got it.” Those directors are not Stanley Kubrick.

Original Gunnery Sergeant Full Metal Jacket Tim Colceri

The Brutal Story Behind the Re-Casting of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman


Tim Colceri losing the role of the foul-mouthed Gunnery Sergeant classifies him as one of the most tortured Kubrick actors of all time.

The Shining Maze

How Stanley Kubrick Hypnotizes You


Here’s a video essay on why watching a Stanley Kubrick film can be a trance-like experience.

The Shining Ending Jack Nicholson

The Ending of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ Explained


Forty years after its release, Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece still raises an eyebrow.

A Clockwork Orange

How ‘A Clockwork Orange’ Captured the Feel of the Future On-Location


Here’s a video about the real futuristic locations and artwork that Stanley Kubrick used for the production design of ‘A Clockwork Orange.’

The Shining

Jack Nicholson Originated the Nicolas Cage Freakout In ‘The Shining’


Yes, we know, Stanley Kubrick’s film isn’t like Stephen King’s novel, but we’re just here for Nicholson’s raging Jack Torrance!