A New Stanley Kubrick Movie?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Kitchen Sink, The Politics Of Film

For all you fellow Kubrick fans…there’s this

Stanley Kubrick never threw anything away. On the other hand, he didn’t have much of a filing system, and when he moved � permanently, it turned out � from Hollywood to London in 1962, a great many things went astray. Among them was the sole copy of a film treatment called “Lunatic at Large,� which Mr. Kubrick had commissioned in the late ’50s from the noir pulp novelist Jim Thompson, with whom he had worked on “The Killing,� a 1956 bank-heist story that became his first successful feature, and then on 1957’s “Paths of Glory.�

The manuscript remained lost until after Mr. Kubrick’s death, in 1999, when his son-in-law, Philip Hobbs, working with an archivist, turned it up, along with a couple of other scripts, and set about trying to make it into a movie.

Very cool. I can’t wait.

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5 Responses to “A New Stanley Kubrick Movie?”

  1. Nick Says:

    I can’t wait either!

    Do you have a favorite Kubrick movie?

    I like a lot of them and it’s hard for me to choose a #1. My favorites are 2001: A Space Odyssey, Full Metal Jacket, and A Clockwork Orange.

    Stanley Kubrick @ IMDB.com

    Best Regards,

  2. Swifty Says:

    Hopefully they can find a proper director to pull off his film this time. A.I. was a good film, but I just felt that the ending was kinda weak because Spielberg’s style didn’t suit that part as well as Kubrick’s would have.

  3. Justin Gardner Says:

    Jeez…that’s like picking a favorite child!

    However, the one I’ve watched quite a bit lately is Barry Lyndon. That movie never feels long to me, ever. Also, The Shining just keeps getting better and better as I grow up. It’s a different movie to a teenager than it is to an adult. Fantastic stuff.

  4. Meredith Says:

    I really liked A.I., but I think it would have been amazing if Kubrick had directed it. It’s one of those things I wish I could see. Kubrick is my favorite!

  5. Nick Says:

    I haven’t seen The Shining in many years, since I was a teenager. I’d like to check it out soon on a lazy weekend afternoon.

    I’ve never seen Barry Lyndon. Just googled it and it sounds like my kind of movie. I’ll probably watch this before I see The Shining again. Thanks for the tip!

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