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Stanley Kubrick never paid for my early work as a composer, childhood friend reveals

Gerald Fried, who scored five of the director’s films, on the auteur’s insecurities as a boy and demanding working methods

They were childhood friends who collaborated on five films, including one of cinema’s most powerful anti-war movies, Paths of Glory. But Stanley Kubrick refused to pay Gerald Fried for the music he wrote for their first film, the composer has now revealed.

That film was the 1951 Day of the Fight, a short documentary following a day in the life of middleweight Irish boxer Walter Cartier.
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Luca Guadagnino On Directing Bob Dylan-Inspired ‘Blood on the Tracks’: ‘I Don’t Believe in Originality in Filmmaking’

Luca Guadagnino On Directing Bob Dylan-Inspired ‘Blood on the Tracks’: ‘I Don’t Believe in Originality in Filmmaking’
This week, it is was officially announced that Luca Guadagnino would direct an adaptation of Bob Dylan’s 1975 album “Blood on the Tracks.” The script, written by Richard Lagravenese (“The Fisher King”), is a drama based on the album’s themes that follows characters throughout the ’70s. In an interview with IndieWire, Guadagnino talked about what drew him to the project, and why he wasn’t worried about doing justice to the source material.

“It is an idea of Rodrigo Teixeira, one of the producers of ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ whom I started to have a great relationship with,” said Guadagnino. “He said to me, ‘You know, I have the rights to make a movie out of ‘Blood on the Tracks’ by Bob Dylan. What do you think?’ And I found this concept very good because, as I’ve said many times, I don’t believe in originality in filmmaking.
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Rushes. New Trailers, Viggo Reads Camus, Re-Examining "Blackhat"

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.NEWSStephen Chow and Tsui Hark.Stephen Chow is currently filming King of Comedy 2, the sequel to his 1999 hit King of Comedy (about the blunders and tribulations of an aspiring actor). It is set to be released early 2019, during Chinese New Year. In the same article, China Film Insider also reports that master filmmaker Tsui Hark is mounting an epic Wuxia trilogy entitled Return of The Condor Heroes, based off of the first Wuxia novel he ever read.Grasshopper Film has announced its first music release, a compilation of tracks from the films of Bertrand Bonello: Nocturama, Saint Laurent, and House of Intolerance. Only 500 copies of the vinyl record are available for order here. Recommended VIEWINGThe first arresting trailer for Claire Denis' High Life is here, and it does not disappoint. You can
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‘Call Me By Your Name’ Director Plans Film Inspired by Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood on the Tracks’

‘Call Me By Your Name’ Director Plans Film Inspired by Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood on the Tracks’
Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino has revealed he is currently working on a film inspired by Bob Dylan‘s Blood on the Tracks.

Speaking to the New Yorker ahead of the release of his Thom Yorke-scored Suspiria remake, Guadagnino said that a producer who owned the “theatrical rights” to Dylan’s 1975 masterpiece approached him about the project.

Guadagnino offered to take on the film on one condition: If renowned screenwriter Richard Lagravenese penned the script, which he did earlier this year. According to the New Yorker,
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‘Free Solo’ Leads Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards Nominations With Six; Michael Moore Set For Career Honor

‘Free Solo’ Leads Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards Nominations With Six; Michael Moore Set For Career Honor
The perilous attempt by climber Alex Honnold to become the first person ever to scale and solo climb Yosemite’s 3000 foot high El Capitan Mountain with no ropes or safety gear is chronicled in the documentary Free Solo, a film that has climbed the list of nominees with six nods (and one honor) for the 2018 Critics Choice Documentary Awards. The awards take place on Saturday November 10 in Brooklyn.

Bing Liu’s skateboarding docu, Minding The Gap, and the Emmy winning Netflix limited docu series Wild Wild Country follow with five nominations each. All three films are nominated in the Best Documentary category which includes theatrical features and streaming/television entries.

In what has been an outstanding year for docus, both critically and at the box office, three films that have earned big dollars in theaters are also well represented on the list – Morgan Neville’s poignant Mr. Rogers docu, Won
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Doctor Sleep will acknowledge Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining

Given that it’s based upon a direct sequel to the book and features several returning characters, it probably won’t come as much of a surprise to hear that the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep will make reference to The Shining.

However, in an interview with Bloody Disgusting, director Mike Flanagan has revealed that such reference won’t be limited to King’s novel, as it will also acknowledge Stanley Kubrick’s classic 1980 film – and they even tracked down actor Danny Lloyd, who played Danny Torrance in the original movie.

“I think you do have to acknowledge that,” said Flanagan. “There is no version of the world where I am trying not to acknowledge one of the greatest films ever made. There’s no upside in shying away from that reality. At the same time, this is not The Shining. It’s its own story and in a very specific way.
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Nyff Review: In ‘The Times of Bill Cunningham,’ a Legendary Photographer’s Work Speaks for Itself

A number of great artists found their start in fashion photography, the glamor and fastidiousness of the industry attracting all sorts of imagistic visionaries. Man Ray, Stanley Kubrick, and Bruce Weber, to name a few, began there while serving as an additional creative outlet for others such as Robert Bresson and Spike Jonze. However, not all fashion photographers aspire to make moving pictures, content with the capability for the still image to, as the cliche goes, tell a thousand words. Bill Cunningham approached the craft differently, finding a modest, philosophically altruistic method to capturing his subjects. “I’m really doing this for myself. I’m stealing people’s shadows, so I don’t feel as guilty when I don’t sell them,” Cunningham attests when asked about his dislike for being paid for his photos. In Mark Bozek’s solid documentary The Times of Bill Cunningham the eponymous photographer provides intimate insight into his background,
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First Man: Making the Moon Sing with Justin Hurwitz and Linus Sandgren

David Crow Oct 11, 2018

Oscar winning composer Justin Hurwitz and cinematographer Linus Sandgren discuss finding the soul of the man in the moon in First Man.

The soul of First Man was written, both aurally and visually, before Ryan Gosling’s Neil Armstrong ever stepped foot on the moon. That is at least one of the major takeaways from speaking with composer Justin Hurwitz and cinematographer Linus Sandgren. The day before we sat down for coffee, First Man had just premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it'd been presented above the waters of Lake Ontario upon the first IMAX screen ever built for North American soil. Such a grandly cinematic debut on a landmark of engineering was clearly apt.

The final sequence of First Man, in which Gosling’s Armstrong rockets above the heavens and lands on a distant rock that may as well be in another universe, follows the tradition of ascendant,
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Rushes. Twin Peaks Vr, Google & Terrence Malick, Barry Jenkins Profile

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Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.NEWSFrieze reports that David Lynch, in collaboration with Showtime and Collider games, is set to create a Twin Peaks virtual reality experience: "Twin Peaks Vr will allow players to explore locations from the original series (1990–1991) as well as Twin Peaks: The Return".We're four years removed from Gone Girl and still without a new David Fincher movie—thankfully /Film reports that, despite the radio silence, David Fincher is still set to direct "World War Z 2", which is set to shoot Summer 2019.Recommended VIEWINGClint Eastwood returns both behind and in front of the camera—this time hunted by his protégée Bradley Cooper—in what looks to be a remarkable thriller about lifetimes, borders, and family. The first trailer for The Mule is here:Here is the official trailer for Joseph Kahn's battle-rap comedy Bodied,
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‘The Shining’ Sequel ‘Doctor Sleep’ Will Be Rated R, Says Director Mike Flanagan

We now know one more way that the Shining sequel Doctor Sleep will be similar to its predecessor—it will likely be rated R. The follow-up is based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, which revolves around a now-adult Danny Torrance (played by Ewan McGregor) who remains psychologically traumatized by the events of his childhood and has also taken up his father’s legacy of anger and alcoholism. Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 adaptation of The Shining was famously disliked by King, but the film did …
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Ryan Gosling Explains His ‘Mild’ Concussion Shooting ‘First Man’ Action Scenes

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Ryan Gosling Explains His ‘Mild’ Concussion Shooting ‘First Man’ Action Scenes
Dancing in “La La Land” clearly didn’t prepare Ryan Gosling for what he would have to do upon working with Damien Chazelle again for “First Man.”

In June, it was reported that Gosling had sustained a concussion while filming action scenes for the Neil Armstrong biopic, but in a new GQ cover story profile of the actor and Chazelle, Gosling said the injuries he sustained were only “mild.”

The piece describes Gosling shooting a sequence inside a “multi-axis trainer” made to simulate pitch, roll and yaw, causing the real gravitational effects you see on Gosling’s face in the film. It also said that in another moment, the on-set crew pushed the capsule Gosling was filming inside too far, causing it to shake so violently that in dailies for “First Man,” you can hear crew members audibly yelling “Stop!”

Also Read: 'First Man' Expected to Launch to $20 Million Box Office Opening

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Malcolm McDowell to Play Rupert Murdoch in Fox News Movie (Exclusive)

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Malcolm McDowell to Play Rupert Murdoch in Fox News Movie (Exclusive)
Malcolm McDowell has been tapped to play News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch in Annapurna’s upcoming drama about disgraced former Fox News chief Roger Ailes and the women who brought him down.

The veteran actor joins a cast of A-list talent that includes Nicole Kidman, John Lithgow, Kate McKinnon, Margot Robbie, and Charlize Theron. The film is written by Academy-Award winner Charles Randolph (“The Big Short”) and is directed by Jay Roach (“Trumbo”).

The currently untitled movie focuses on Ailes’ downfall, zeroing in on a group of female employees who bucked the culture of sexism at the network to oust the news baron from power. Kidman will play Gretchen Carlson, the Fox News anchor who sued Ailes for harassment in July 2016, and Theron will portray Megyn Kelly, a star at the network whose decision to go public with her own story of abuse was seen as a key turning point.
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Jim Carrey, Emilia Clarke to Be Honored at 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards

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Jim Carrey, Emilia Clarke to Be Honored at 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards
Jim Carrey and Emilia Clarke will be honored at the 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) announced Monday.

Carrey will receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy, while Clarke will receive the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year.

Previously announced honorees include Steve McQueen, who will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, as well as Cate Blanchett (Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film Presented by Cunard), Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige (Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment) and Damian Lewis (Britannia Award for Excellence in Television).

Also Read: Jim Carrey Depicts 'Monster' Trump Destroying Washington, D.C. in Latest Artwork

This year’s ceremony will be hosted by British actor and comedian Jack Whitehall and will take place on Oct. 26 at the
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Kogonada: ‘I am obsessive. My father would have me look at rocks and branches a certain way’’

The Korean-American director on the town that inspired his debut feature and the need for more Asian-American male leads

Kogonada – the name is a pseudonym – is a South Korean writer-director. His debut feature, Columbus, is set in the Indiana town of the same name, known for its unusual wealth of modernist architecture by major names such as Im Pei and Robert Venturi. The film stars John Cho – recently in thriller Searching – alongside the up-and-coming Haley Lu Richardson, who plays a teenager fascinated by her home town’s buildings. Kogonada is also famous for his video essays on film-makers including Stanley Kubrick, Yasujiro Ozu and Richard Linklater.

Apparently you discovered Columbus from a New York Times article, and were moved to go and explore.

I grew up in the midwest and I’d taken the highway past Columbus. There’s nothing to indicate that it’s anything but another town, it’s just cornfields and cornfields.
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Tom Hardy’s Top 10 Films, Ranked

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Tom Hardy’s Top 10 Films, Ranked
Tom Hardy lunges onto megaplex screens this weekend as the super-powerful title character in “Venom.” So we thought it might be a good time to rank the award-winning actor’s Top 10 earlier screen performances, to better appreciate his prodigious talent and impressive versatility.

10. Inception (2010)

In Christopher Nolan’s fantastical sci-fi thriller about a team of dreamweavers hired to break and enter into a businessman’s subconscious, Hardy plays Eames, a master forger and identity thief, with a showboating sense of sartorial splendor and the confident cunning of someone who’s already read the script and knows he’ll awake in good shape.

9. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

As the brutish Bane of Batman’s existence, Hardy repeatedly illustrates the accuracy of the adage that actions speak louder (or at least more intelligibly) than words. Just as important, however, he potently underscores in key scenes the similarities between supervillain and cult leader
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Oxford English Dictionary Adds Over 100 Film Words, Including ‘Lynchian,’ ‘Tarantinoesque,’ and ‘Kubrickian’

The Oxford English Dictionary has announced over 100 film-related words have been entered into its collection. New terms made official by the Oed include subgenres of film such as “mumblecore” and “giallo,” regional industries like “Nollywood,” and visual descriptions like “shaky cam.”

One of the best new additions is the official recognition of the term “Lynchian,” which the Oxford English Dictionary properly defines as an adjective used to describe works of film or television that are “characteristic, reminiscent, or imitative of the works of David Lynch.” The Dictionary explains, “Lynch is noted for juxtaposing surreal or sinister elements with mundane, everyday environments, and for using compelling visual images to emphasize a dreamlike quality of mystery or menace.”

Other directors who have spawned adjectives describing works based on their artistic qualities are Stanley Kubrick (“Kubrickian”), Steven Spielberg (“Spielbergian”), Frank Capra (“Capraesque”), Quentin Tarantino (“Tarantinoesque”), and Robert Altman (“Altmanesque”). The Dictionary describes Tarantinoesque
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‘Festival of Stanley’: touring Kubrick exhibition heads to UK

London to host 2019 tribute to film-maker behind The Shining and A Clockwork Orange

A Stanley Kubrick exhibition that has toured the world from Germany to Mexico to South Korea but never been to the country he called home is finally arriving in the UK.

The Design Museum in London has announced details of a exhibition next year that will be devoted to the film-maker. There will also be a Kubrick season at the BFI and programmes and films on BBC TV and radio.
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Film Review: The Spell (2018) by Amit Dubey

“Something bad is happening in this house.”

In many ways, working in the film business can be paradoxical, but often quite frustrating experience. As one walks into any movie theater the omnipresence of the superhero, romantic comedy and Disney-figures signifies the kind of cultural globalization of our world. Indeed, the global village has its movie theaters, and it often feels as if they play the same film no matter which part one lives in. Of course, no one will complain too much as a bit of familiarity goes a long way, especially in a foreign country. But at the same time, there will perhaps also be a sense of something missing here, something which is unique for the part of the global village one has chosen to visit.

Naturally, competing with the economic capabilities of Hollywood will always be a losing game. Nevertheless, in many parts of the world,
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‘Doctor Sleep’ Director Confirms Film Will Acknowledge Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’

‘Doctor Sleep’ Director Confirms Film Will Acknowledge Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’
Filmmaker Mike Flanagan has an interesting choice to make with his upcoming film “Doctor Sleep.” The film, which is based on the novel of the same name by legendary author Stephen King, is a sequel, of sorts, to the classic Stanley Kubrick film “The Shining.” However, considering the film is based on King’s novel, and the author has never shied away from taking shots at Kubrick’s version of his work, Flanagan had to choose whether or not to link his film to the Kubrick masterpiece or stick to the established canon of the novels.

Continue reading ‘Doctor Sleep’ Director Confirms Film Will Acknowledge Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ at The Playlist.
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Doctor Sleep Director Tells Fans Not To Expect The Shining

Inspired by the incredible success of It over at New Line, Warner Bros. is moving full steam ahead with a sequel to Stephen King’s other horror classic, The Shining (which was, of course, adapted by Stanley Kubrick to great success). And it’s already earned itself a release date: January 24, 2020.

Mike Flanagan has been hired to write and direct the adaptation of Doctor Sleep, King’s novel which dives into the troubled life of Danny Torrance (Redrum!) 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel. But for fans expecting something similar to Kubrick’s 1980 film, Flanagan has been eager to stress that this follow-up won’t be the same.

Speaking to Bloody Disgusting in a recent interview, here’s what he had to share:

“I think you do have to acknowledge it. There is no version of the world where I am trying not to acknowledge one of the greatest films ever made.
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