Stanley Kubrick

Why 'The Shining' Continues to Shine

A documentary pays tribute to Kubrick and parodies film commentary

As a documentary about The ShiningRoom 237 is a tribute to Kubrick and a parody of film commentary.

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George Lucas's biggest fear was losing control of Star Wars. So why did he give it up?

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Do American movies still aspire to greatness?

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In the last week, my attention has been taken up by two American crime films from the 1950s that have appeared in excellent DVD versions: Joseph Losey’s The Prowler (1951), restored and delivered by a combination of benevolent institutions, the Film Noir Foundation, the U.C.L.A. Archive, and the Stanford Theatre in Palo Alto, which means the exceptional patron of so many arts, David W.

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Lourdes Palisades Tartan   Harlan--In the Shadow of “Jew Süss” Zeitgeist Films   The Art of the Steal Sundance Selects   Catholic churches are where Catholic people go to pray. The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes is where Catholic people go for miracles. When I was a schoolboy, a Catholic classmate of mine had a sister with a malformed foot. Their parents, working-class people, were saving scrupulously for a trip to Lourdes, hoping for a miracle to heal their daughter’s foot.

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Bill Clinton influences the film world. The missile attacks that he recently ordered have revived interest in Wag the Dog. His personal behavior has extended permissiveness in public discussion; so it has, in some degree, affected the atmosphere in which Lolita (Samuel Goldwyn) arrives. Candor passed a milestone in this country with a comment by a man interviewed on a news program last month: “I never thought I’d have to explain oral sex to my eleven-year-old daughter.” And this is only one of the fractures of reticence that have lately been crackling all around us. Clinton is not into pedoph

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