Because apparently Stanley Kubrick didn't make "just a film."
Fans of Stephen King will be excited to learn that he has finally penned a follow-up to his 1977 horror novel, The Shining. Entitled Doctor Sleep, the new book will return to the characters of The Shining and will focus on Dan Torrance, now a middle-aged man.
King, The Master Of Horror Fiction, Is Releasing A New Book.
Fleeing his father's legacy, Dan eventually settles into working in a nursing home, providing comfort to the patients with his mental abilities. Dan becomes "Doctor Sleep" with the aid of a cat who can foresee the future, and he must save a 12 year-old girl from an evil travelling cult.
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In his latest novel, Stephen King has decided to return to one of his most famous titles to date, 'The Shining,' to revisit Danny Torrence childhood to adult life
Stephen King has a new book coming out, but with his latest release the literary champion has promised something a little extra as he revisits one of his most famous works: The Shining. His new book, Doctor Sleep, will pick up one year after the faithful events that took place in the Overlook Hotel, and follows central character Danny Torrence in the years leading up to and entering manhood.
Ahead of the release of his newest novel, King spoke with the BBC's Will Gompertz about why he chose to revisit the Torrence family, and why it took so long for him to return to the story (The Shining was first published in 1977). He also went on to explain how he found Jack Torrence, who is played by Jack Nicholson in Stanley Kubrick's timeless adaptation of the book, is one of his most auto-biographical characters, although admitted he does feel a connection with Danny.
"I was curious about what would happen to him, because he's a real child of a dysfunctional family," King said in the interview. "In some ways I think his father, Jack Torrence was the most autobiographical character i'd done, because at the time I wrote the book, I was drinking a lot... I saw him as this heroic character that was battling his demons on his own, the way that strong American men are supposed to."
Next project for Steven Spielberg will be adaptation Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon
Steven Spielberg is reported to be working on a project that the late Stanley Kubrick was unable to finish himself, though it was a long-term passion of his. According to Entertainment Weekly, Kubrick never actually came around to making Napoleon, though it remained an underlying project of his for some time. He reportedly once told studio executives that he wanted Napoleon to be “the best movie ever made,” in typically humble Kubrick fashion.
Spielberg is not in the business of making a Napoleon movie though, according to the report. Instead, the famed Lincoln director wants to adapt Kubrick’s Napoleon into a TV series. “I’ve been developing Stanley Kubrick’s screenplay for a miniseries, not a motion picture,” Spielberg announced on the French TV station Canal Plus, though his representatives had no further information on the project. This would not be the first time that Spielberg has taken on a Kubrick-developed project, either. Kubrick had worked on A.I. for many years before handing it over to Spielberg to complete.
Stanley Kubrick was an innovative movie director, best known for cult classics such as A Clockwork Orange, The Shining and 2001: A Space Odyssey. He passed away suddenly in March 1999, aged 70, just a few days before he was due to finish editing his final movie, Eyes Wide Shut. He never saw the final version of the movie, which starred Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.
One of the big events of the weekend was the LACMA Film + Art Gala which saw some of the great and good of Hollywood in attendance to raise a glass in honour of the director Stanley Kubrick and artist Ed Ruscha. Cameron Diaz, Evan Rachel Wood, Robert Pattinson, Will Ferrell and Salma Hayek were just some of the names there for the event which cost between $5000 and $10000 a ticket.
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Here’s Johnny!” The details of Stanley Kubrick’s classic 1980 film The Shining have become ingrained in modern culture. Even if you don’t know that you know the movie, you probably know the movie. And to celebrate and investigate the way in which The Shining has permeated modern culture, Rodney Ascher is releasing his documentary, Room 237, to seemingly universal acclaim.
Ascher uncovers some of the many conspiracy theories that have developed around the movie. Some of which are pretty outrageous, all of which are entirely engaging and delivered in a compelling fashion by the director. The documentary opened at the Sundance, Cannes and Toronto film festivals and word of mouth will undoubtedly ensure that Room 237 becomes a must-see for horror fans, movie lovers and conspiracy theory buffs alike.
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Ranking as filmcritic.com's #1 movie of all time in our recent Top 100 Films of the Millennium feature, I suppose we have some explaining to do as to why we picked it. Not only is the movie wickedly funny, it's a subversive anti-war film that shows just how easily a conflict could erupt and the end of the world be brought about. The cast is top notch, and Sellers would have stolen the show if George C. Scott, Pickens, and Sterling Hayden didn't keep taking it back. Never for five seconds is this film less than perfect -- from its devilish gags (courtesy of co-writer Terry Southern) to its hilarious improvisations (courtesy, of course, of Sellers) to its simply unpredictable plot. I've seen this movie two dozen times and each with each viewing not only do I get something more from it, but I keep thinking the ending is going to change.
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A masterwork of cinema that never loses its haunting power even after dozens of viewings.
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That aside, this is one hell of a movie. A somewhat bizarre cross between A Clockwork Orange and The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut is the work of a meticulous craftsman -- a luscious and rich odyssey through the streets of New York, and into the minds of a couple of its residents.
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The message, for those of you people who were not able to discern it past the violence in A Clockwork Orange, was the same of the Hindu construct known as Karma: what goes around, comes around.
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