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March 18, 2013
'Beyond the Infinite: Science Fiction After Kubrick' Where: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Leo S. Bing Theater When: Friday through April 6; Friday: "Phase IV" at 7:30 p.m.; "Silent Running" at 9:10 p.m. Tickets: $5-$10 Information: lacma.org/programs/film/series-and-special-screenings
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December 16, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
Over the years, Hollywood's Black List has developed a reputation for showcasing the bold and the quirky: unproduced scripts that went on to become left-field hits like  “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Juno” -- or, like the drunk-Kermit script that topped the list a few years ago , are still waiting for someone to take a flier on them. The annual list, founded and run by development-world veteran Franklin Leonard, did not disappoint when it was announced Monday. Andrew Sodroski's “Holland, Michigan” - a thriller about infidelity from a former Harvard medieval history major who now lives in Kosovo - nabbed the top spot.
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December 16, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
Over the years, Hollywood's Black List has developed a reputation for showcasing the bold and the quirky: unproduced scripts that went on to become left-field hits like  “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Juno” -- or, like the drunk-Kermit script that topped the list a few years ago , are still waiting for someone to take a flier on them. The annual list, founded and run by development-world veteran Franklin Leonard, did not disappoint when it was announced Monday. Andrew Sodroski's “Holland, Michigan” - a thriller about infidelity from a former Harvard medieval history major who now lives in Kosovo - nabbed the top spot.
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October 9, 2013 | By David Ng
The massive museum exhibition devoted to director Stanley Kubrick that recently ran for more than six months at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is opening this week in São Paulo, Brazil, and will be heading to Toronto next year. São Paulo's Museum of Image and Sound is hosting the exhibition, which features items from Kubrick's personal archives as well as cameras, props and costumes from his feature films. The show is scheduled to open Friday and will run to Jan. 12. The exhibition's next stop will be Toronto's Bell Lightbox, a cultural building that is a venue for the annual Toronto International Film Festival.
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December 6, 2012 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
We love movies, those of us who do, because of how deeply they burrow into our psyches, of how they seem to be speaking to us and us alone in a very particular way. But, as the intriguing documentary "Room 237" illustrates, when it comes to some films, and some viewers, that conversation can be downright unnerving. As the film's title indicates, the film in question here is Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining," the director's version of the scary Stephen King novel starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall and a very large and very empty hotel whose Room 237 is definitely not the place to check into.
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July 5, 1987 | ROBERT KOEHLER
Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket" is shot through with a surgical sense of observation. Good documentary film makers have that sense, and it's no accident that Kubrick learned his craft making short non-fiction works on boxing ("Day of the Fight"), a New Mexican priest ("Flying Padre") and men of the sea ("The Seafarers"). In an earlier era, he would have made a fine reporter.
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July 16, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Let's face it: everyone's a movie critic. Or wants to be. Consider one Bill Blakemore, an ABC News correspondent who recently wrote a lengthy re-review of Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" in the Washington Post. Blakemore said that the horror tale starring Jack Nicholson had little to do with the Stephen King novel and everything to do with the genocide of the American Indians, the British all-male military establishment and racism against blacks.
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November 23, 1997
A few years ago I had the opportunity to spend a lot of time developing a screenplay with Danny DeVito ("He's Huge in This Town," by Robert W. Welkos, Nov. 16). I was often privy to his musings about movies he'd like to make, and continually astonished at his highly sophisticated visual style and intuitive sense of story. If this man ever fully unleashes and realizes his sometimes dark visions, I predict he will be widely recognized as authentic and original an artist as the likes of Lang, Kubrick and Fellini.
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August 28, 1999
At the urging of your "Best Bets" (Calendar Weekend, Aug. 12), some friends and I ventured to the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach for a screening of Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining." We were really disappointed. When an art museum is doing a revival screening, one would assume that they got their hands on a 35-millimeter print of the film. Indeed, your article read as such. At least it didn't explicitly state otherwise. Upon arrival, my friends and I were shocked to learn that the museum would be projecting a regular videocassette version of the film.
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September 11, 2002 | Natalie Nichols
The playful Icelandic electronica group Gusgus whipped together retro-trendy grooves of house, techno and synth-funk on Monday at the El Rey Theatre, concocting a frothy, '80s-flavored mix with more than a whiff of the Human League in such torchy numbers as "David." Dance enthusiasts embraced Gusgus as a late-'90s nine-piece collective of filmmakers, actors, singers and DJs.
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July 31, 2013 | By David Ng
Gustavo Dudamel's debut album with the Berlin Philharmonic will be released in September and will spotlight music by Richard Strauss, including "Thus Spake Zarathustra," "Don Juan" and "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks. " The album, which is scheduled to be released by Deutsche Grammophon on Sept. 17, was recorded with the Berlin Philharmonic during concerts in 2012 and 2013. The release of the album will also mark a special occasion -- next year is the 150th birthday of Strauss, who was born in Munich.  Dudamel said in a statement that the recording was both an honor and a challenge because "as soon as you think of 'Zarathustra,' you think of the Berlin Philharmonic, and of [Herbert von]
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July 10, 2013 | By David Ng
"Stanley Kubrick," the gigantic exhibition devoted to the perfectionist filmmaker that ran at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, proved to be a popular draw with the public, attracting 243,792 visitors during its eight-month stay, according to the museum. The exhibition, which opened in November and closed June 30, ran for 242 days and had a daily average of a little more than 1,000 visitors. LACMA estimates that about 28% of the attendees were first-time visitors to the museum, based on a survey it conducted.
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June 17, 2013 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
In the decade since its founding, the International Contemporary Ensemble has become essential. The flexible collective of 33 musicians is likely the most accomplished new music group in New York, and it makes a significant contribution toward keeping the city musically cosmopolitan, regularly providing compelling performances of meaningful and dauntingly difficult new music from afar. One of the most memorable concerts of recent work I've heard in the last half-year, for instance, was ICE's program devoted to the feisty, remarkable Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth at Columbia University in December.
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May 13, 2013 | By Susan King
With the Los Angeles County Museum of Art 's expansive "Stanley Kubrick" exhibition set to close on June 30, the museum's film department is revisiting several key movies in the maverick filmmaker's oeuvre. Each of the director's films in the series "Kubrick and Co. " will be paired with an important work by another filmmaker, including Michaelangelo Antonioni ("Red Desert"), Ingmar Bergman ("Hour of the Wolf"), Sam Fuller ("China Gate") and Max Ophuls ("Lola Montes"). The series opens May 31 with Kubrick's 1957 anti-war film, "Paths of Glory," starring Kirk Douglas, followed by Joseph Losey's 1957 drama "Time Without Pity," revolving around a man's (Michael Redgrave)
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April 3, 2013 | By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
Since its release in 1980, Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation of Stephen King's "The Shining" has firmly embedded itself into the pop consciousness with its shudder-inducing cry of "Here's Johnny!" and its blood-soaked hallways. "Room 237," which opens Friday in Los Angeles, digs into five of the myriad theories of interpretation that have sprung up around what is now a modern horror classic. The proponents of these theories, heard only in voice-over, function as narrators as they rather plausibly lay out "The Shining" as a metaphor for the genocide of Native Americans, for the Holocaust, as an exploration of the mythology of the Minotaur and/or as Kubrick's secret confession that he was involved in faking the Apollo 11 moon landing.
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March 18, 2013
'Beyond the Infinite: Science Fiction After Kubrick' Where: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Leo S. Bing Theater When: Friday through April 6; Friday: "Phase IV" at 7:30 p.m.; "Silent Running" at 9:10 p.m. Tickets: $5-$10 Information: lacma.org/programs/film/series-and-special-screenings
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May 28, 1989 | MARK SWED
Blame Stanley Kubrick, but not too much. It was Kubrick who brought Gyorgy Ligeti his first 15 minutes of fame in 1968, when the director used recordings of the avant-garde Hungarian composer's music (without his knowledge) in the film "2001: A Space Odyssey" to brilliant, if eerie and unsettling, effect. Suddenly Ligeti became the Space Age Bartok, and hippies began taking their own space odysseys accompanied by the psychedelic tone masses in the Requiem, "Atmospheres" and "Lux Aeterna," which were included in the ubiquitous sound track release from the film.
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October 31, 2012 | By Charlotte Stoudt
It's hard to punch a timecard when you're Rapture ready. Salvation can't come fast enough in “A Bright New Boise,” Samuel D. Hunter's anxious, funny look at the messianic and the mundane in America, now receiving a solid West Coast premiere by Rogue Machine Theatre. After fleeing a scandal at his evangelical church, mild-mannered Will (Matthew Elkins) takes a minimum-wage job at Hobby Lobby, a big-box craft store managed by Pauline (Betsy Zajko). In the break room, Will's co-workers Alex (Erik Odom)
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March 17, 2013 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Stanley Kubrick's 1968 sci-fi epic "2001: A Space Odyssey" had an immediate impact on filmmakers. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's new series "Beyond the Infinite: Science Fiction After Kubrick," which begins Friday and concludes April 6, features several cerebral, thought-provoking genre films that were inspired by Kubrick's masterpiece. "Beyond the Infinite" is one of many recent LACMA film programs that have enhanced the museum's popular "Stanley Kubrick" exhibition. Bernardo Rondeau, assistant curator of LACMA's film programs, noted that science-fiction films have been popular since the beginning of cinema, with such classics as Georges Melies' 1902 "A Trip to the Moon.
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March 4, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Having successfully brought Abraham Lincoln to the screen, Steven Spielberg has already set his sights on another titan of history: Napoleon. In an interview with Canal + Television in France, Spielberg, who was recently named  jury head at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival , revealed that he's planning to turn a decades-old screenplay about the French leader written by the late great Stanley Kubrick into a miniseries. “I've been developing Stanley Kubrick's screenplay - for a miniseries not for a motion picture - about the life of Napoleon,” Spielberg said.
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