What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 31 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
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/Film reader Richard Vezina has edited together a video homage focusing on the work of director Stanley Kubrick.
I’ve spent hundreds of hours to finalize this work and the result is quite professionnal and shows all aspects and themes of his work. Dead can dance and Lisa Gerrard’s music has been carefully chosen to accompany my work. I’m sure all movie fans and particularily Kubrick’s fan will be delighted by this homage.
Watch the video now embedded after the jump.
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One of the more legendary unrealized films is Stanley Kubrick‘s planned film about Napoleon. The director did an amazing amount of research, eventually claiming to have read five hundred books on the subject. He wrote a script (read it here) and planned to shoot the film on location in France and Romania, with additional work in studio space in the UK. The project became his focus after 2001, but it was never made due to a variety of factors that included low box office for competing films and the high cost of production. All we have are a collection of documents, photos and designs related to the film. Fortunately, there are a great many of those. Read one in which Mr. Kubrick lays out plans for shooting, after the break. Read More »
Most filmmakers have projects they want to make but never get around to. Maybe they can’t get the funding together, maybe they lose the rights or maybe they pass away. There are famous examples of this all the way through history from Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon and Orson Welles’s Don Quixote to newer projects like James Cameron’s Spider-Man, Tim Burton’s Superman and Peter Jackson’s Halo. The list goes on and on.
Artist Fernando Reza, who also did these cool TV Band posters, asked the question, “What If?” What if Stanley Kubrick finished Napoleon? What is Orson Welles finished Don Quixote? And he answered those questions with his new set of film posters called The Ones That Got Away; Four posters including those two aforementioned films as well as Alfred Hitchcock’s Kaleidoscope and David Lean’s Nostromo.
Read what Reza had to say about the project, see all the posters and learn how to buy them after the jump. Read More »
Yes, Page 2 has returned. For a while the excess bits were not enough to build a regular Page 2 column, but I’ve recently been noticing items piling up that I wished that we had gotten to post on the site, but just didn’t have time. I’m not sure how regular this column will be published (and we’ll most likely take a break during the Sundance Film Festival). That said, enjoy the return of Page 2!
What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 17 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness.
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Christmas is right around the corner and though it might be a little too late, this would make the perfect stocking stuffer for any Stanley Kubrick fan in your house. Sporting an incredible zero points of articulation, here’s the 2001: A Space Odyssey action figure you’ve been waiting for: The Monolith! Read a full description and see the packaging after the jump. Read More »
Last week it was reported that 17 minutes of lost footage from Stanley Kubrick‘s masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey was uncovered in a salt-mine vault in Kansas. Warner Bros. has now released a statement regarding the “found” footage.
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Almost like discovering a monolith buried underground, Warner Brothers recently found 17 minutes of lost footage from Stanley Kubrick‘s masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey in a salt-mine vault in Kansas. But before you go and drop acid in anticipation of an extended cut of the film, consider the slippery slope this footage constitutes. One, just because the footage was found doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to make it into the public eye. Two, Kubrick himself reportedly cut the footage from the film because he felt it created pacing issues. And three, the film is just about perfect as is, do you really want to screw it up?
Hit the jump for more details on the footage as well as what it might contain. Read More »