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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! I have gathered quite a few Kubrick images for the run of this column. I decided to go with this one, from Dr. Strangelove, first because… well, it’s cool. Plus it features Peter Sellers (Mein Fuhrer! He can walk!) and we get a glimpse of the War Room set. In color! Check it out:

I gotta space out my Kubricks, but look out for stuff from 2001, The Shining and Spartacus and more in the run of this column. If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare, the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow brings a pic that'll help you sleep the clouds away and feel incredibly nostalgic... and possibly a little sad. -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

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  • July 10, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST


    by Monolith_Jones

    Seriously, Kubrick was one of a kind

  • July 10, 2010, 1:41 p.m. CST

    You can't fight in here!

    by johnnyangelheart

    Two geniuses.

  • July 10, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    This column is about destroying movie magic

    by Rupee88

    Ok slight exaggeration and no one has to click on it if they don't want to, but just don't see the point, unless it is be able to post something on a slow news day (of which there seem to be quite a few of lately)

  • July 10, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Looks pretty good...

    by Baryonyx colour.

  • July 10, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST

    they all...

    by lovesamuelfuller

    sense my power and they seek the life essence.

  • July 10, 2010, 1:48 p.m. CST


    by lovesamuelfuller

    I do deny them my essence. GENIUS!

  • July 10, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST


    by Lemure_v2

    Well done! If you don't like something, don't click on it. *applauds.

  • July 10, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    The point

    by Monolith_Jones

    is to see some behind the scenes shots of some great movies. It gives us an opportunity to talk about the classics. Besides , 90% of this site is "behind the scenes" stuff. <p> I know I'm grateful because I totally missed the original talkback for Dr. Strangelove.

  • July 10, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST

    How does a picture of Kubrick and Sellers

    by johnnyangelheart

    ruin the magic? Maybe the pic of the Kraken, because honestly, I thought the model was a hundred feet high, but this?

  • July 10, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST


    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    I'm a big Kubrick fan and I don't think I've seen that one before. Can't wait for images from other Kubrick films...any chance of something from A Clockwork Orange, Quint?

  • July 10, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Gee, a dark room with some guys in it

    by RPLocke


  • July 10, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    keep smiling through just like you always do...

    by lettersoftransit

    ...and I know we'll meet again, some sunny day. Thanks for the pic

  • July 10, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST

    great column so far. seriously, this ruins movie magic??

    by Stifler's Mom

    In case you haven't noticed, this site has been dedicated to SPOILERS for well over a decade. If you think this column ruins the magic for you, do yourself a favor and don't click on any of the actual articles.

  • July 10, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Kind of pointless

    by StarryNight

    Unless you're getting these pictures from exclusive sources or rare archives, what's the point?

  • July 10, 2010, 2:20 p.m. CST

    I find Kubrick fascinating

    by SirLoin

    I read books and books on him in college and I don't think anybody was ever sure if he was a genius, slightly nuts, or faking it.

  • July 10, 2010, 2:25 p.m. CST

    SirLoin, Really?

    by Monolith_Jones

    I think most people are very sure that he was a genius. What books have you read? I have read about a dozen books on Kubrick and his films and sure there has been many bad reviews of his films but I have never read anything like what you're saying.

  • July 10, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST

    I've never seen this movie


    That is my confession for the day.

  • July 10, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    I've never seen it either. It's one of those movies people always talk about but they've probably never seen it.

  • July 10, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Pointless column; lazy attempt to generate traffic

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Yeah, great stills, great movies. Big whoop. AICN is now so down in the gutter that it can only generate 'original' content with nostalgic throwbacks. Quint half-assedly throws up a random picture, or a short blurb is posted celebrating the anniversary of Empire or Blade Runner or something, and then it's sit back and wait for the talkbackers to do all the work - because the only thing that unites the hatred here is unanimous praise for old classics.<p>And how can you 'fake' being a genius? My favorite Kubrick anecdote: the man was wont to have the same meal for weeks on end until he tired of it. Upon finishing off his current favorite - Big Macs - Kubrick attempted to ball up the wrapper and dispose of it out the sunroof of his car, while he was in the backseat being driven by his chauffeur. An unfortunately timed gust of wind caused the sticky contents to come flying back in the vehicle all over him. "Fuck", Stanley muttered. "This car's no good". No one knew if he was joking or not. Says it all, really. A true perfectionist to the end.

  • July 10, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST

    The original talkback for Strangelove sucked..

    by oneblood

    imagine actually talking to a person about a film )in person no less.) Or worse still sending letters (on actual paper no doubt) and having to wait for a response to arrive.

  • July 10, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Too cgi!!! Needs to be animated slower!

    by UltraTron

    Some fucking tool listening to godsmack made this in front of a computer while jerking off too Lindsey Lohan.. Oh wait I clicked on this one thinking it was the Harryhausen talkback. I'd like to see more pics of the revolving set from 2001. Each computer monitor is a 16 mil rear projection of hand-done animation. The thing is spinning 70 fucking feet up with projector bulbs exploding raining glass death on the actors- Kubrick is coked out of his mind shouting over the massive fans trying to keep this ferris wheel of hot lights and motors from catching fire and rolling off into the studio lot-

  • July 10, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    I remember the original talback for george mellies'

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    A Trip to the Moon. The posts were written on parchment with quills of ink!

  • July 10, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Actually, what's ruined this site

    by mortsleam

    Is people that come on here with no intention or desire to talk about movies, and just shit on everything around them in a sick plea for attention. The ban hammer should be used for more than getting rid of pesky spambots. <p>I believe I've seen this picture before but in black and white. Great shot. I'd love to see some behind the scenes *footage* of Dr. Strangelove. At least get to eavesdrop on the conversation. Two insane geniuses at the height of their powers.

  • July 10, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Of course I like talking to you Dimitri.

    by Royston Lodge

    Remember that girl we met?<p> You know the one.<p> The one with the great ... big ... arthritic problem.

  • July 10, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST

    How about some "behind-the-scenes" photos of...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...Sue Lyons.<p> You know what I'm talkin' about!

  • July 10, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST


    by godhelpus

    Where did you get the pic?

  • July 10, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

    godhelpus It's called IMAGE SEARCH

    by RPLocke

    Not that hard to use.

  • July 10, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    i also confess...

    by billyhitchcock1

    ...i haven't seen enough sellers films. i've seen my fair share of kubrick though.

  • July 10, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    One of the ten best movies...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...ever made by humans. <p> Sellers (as President Merkin Muffley): I was under the impression I was the only one with authority to order the use of nuclear weapons. <p> George C Scott (as General Buck Turgidson): That's right sir, you are the only person authorized to do so. And although I hate to judge before all the facts are in it is beginning to look like General Ripper exceeded his authority.

  • July 10, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Anyone else think

    by Amazing Maurice

    that Peter Sellers and John Lennon were seperated at birth?

  • July 10, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Oh! Good old...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...Keenan Wynn (as a marine colonel, to Sellers as Group Captain Mandrake): I think General Ripper found out about your perversion and that you were organizing some kind of mutiny of perverts.

  • July 10, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    And of course...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...Mein Fuhrer! I can walk!

  • July 10, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Can't quit...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...The whole purpose of a Doomsday Weapon is lost...IF you keep it a secret!

  • July 10, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Mr. President...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...we must not allow a mine shaft gap!

  • July 10, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Women sense my power...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...and they seek the life essence. I do not avoid women, Mandrake. But I do deny them my essence.

  • July 10, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST


    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...a fella could have a good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.

  • July 10, 2010, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Looking for a Kubrick anecdote

    by Monolith_Jones

    from Jack Nicholson. Jack says something about how Kubrick knew the type of camera, the lens, who invented the camera, the inventors birthday...basically every last detail of every part of production. It was a great quote I wish I could find it. It's in one of my Kubrick I'm sure, but I couldn't find it.

  • July 10, 2010, 3:55 p.m. CST

    In a perverse way I'm glad Kubrick died...

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    ...before he started making shit films. EWS was perhaps his poorest film (but only by Kubrick's standards - for 95% of directors it would be a masterpiece), and I'm glad he didn't live long enough to make two or three more poor films. By dying when he did his record and legacy are untarnished. No one can say that he lost it and started making crap. There's nothing sadder than a once great director losing it in old age and churning out crap.

  • July 10, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    Yeah, but what I'd give...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...for a couple more great Kubrick movies. <p> And I'll tell you, even though Eyes was a crushing disappointment when I first saw it I've watched it a few times since and it is such a lush, beautifully composed film. There are scenes in Cruise and Kidman's apartment that are just breathtaking.

  • July 10, 2010, 4 p.m. CST


    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...I'll admit I may not be completely objective on this subject.

  • July 10, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Glad he's dead. You guys are fucking on methamphematimenes

    by UltraTron

    He could still be cranking out shit. Fuck you.

  • July 10, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST

    I am on some pretty righteous...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ..painkillers today (tooth trouble) but I am not on meth. And I am not glad Kubrick's dead. <p> I am glad I have the codeine.

  • July 10, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    The Aintitcool Review for Dr Strangelove...

    by KubricksBellEnd

    ...went on a lot about the film having too much dead space in it...

  • July 10, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST

    EWS was as good as anything he ever made...

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    He should have lived to make his version of AI (not the garbage we got), and Napoleon. And I think enough time had passed that he could have returned to Aryan Papers, his abandoned holocaust project.<p>My favorite unmade Kubrick project is definitely 'Blue Movie'. Imagine Kubrick making the first oscar-winning high-art porn movie.

  • July 10, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST


    by Red Ned Lynch

    Sellers: General Turgidson, when you instituted the human reliability program you assured me there was no possibility of such a thing ever occurring. <p> Scott: Well I don't think it's fair to condemn a whole program because of a single slip up, sir.

  • July 10, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Quint this column is so awesome, THANK YOU.

    by IndustryKiller!

    Seriously, I love starting out the day with a pic that instantly reminds me why I love movies and the mythology behind the,. Great idea and work sir!

  • July 10, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST

    I still have A.I.

    by oneblood

    on my Kubrick shelf simply because it was his film and he tapped Spielborgo to make it in his stead.

  • July 10, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Napoleon and Aryan Papers...

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    The two greatest films that were never made.

  • July 10, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST


    by oneblood

    the greatest film that was never made was the Gojira movie that Kurosawa wanted to make with the drector of the origina Gojira (sorry, I have completely blanked on his name)

  • July 10, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST


    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    "Stanley's good on sound," says Nicholson. "So are a lot of directors, but Stanley's good on designing a new harness. Stanley's good on the color of the mike, Stanley's good about the merchant he bought the mike from. Stanley's good about the merchant's daughter who needs some dental work. Stanley's good."

  • July 10, 2010, 5:01 p.m. CST


    by Monolith_Jones

    That's it, thanks. I love that quote. Where did you find it?

  • July 10, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Welcome is a great quote

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    Found it at this site <p>More specifically here..

  • July 10, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST

    No other director comes close

    by Ditko

    to Kubrick. He was the master mind that even knew the best dentist to go to.

  • July 10, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    AICN fanboys just love them some director penis

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    it's disgusting and pathetic

  • July 10, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    I get the sense that If you Haven't seen the movie,

    by George Newman

    then you are not yet of age to go to them R-rated movies by yourself yet. If you're still in high school, that is the closest to Forgivable you can be

  • July 10, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST


    by oneblood


  • July 10, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    It's a directors medium MJ

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    You're fucking boring.<p>

  • July 10, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST


    by oneblood

    you might wanna consider changng your name. You've made the right call at least twice already in this thread ... in my experience umpires get it wrong more than they get it right.

  • July 10, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    Oh that's cool, check this one out...

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    ( It's oneblood & TheUmpireStrokesBach

  • July 10, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    I remember when AICN use to discuss movies...

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    now you just dick ride directors like Nolan, Cameron, and Polanski. So now I just troll around to pass the time.

  • July 10, 2010, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Let's talk about who is the greatest director....

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    Nolan, Cameron, Kubrick, Allen, Polanski, or Spielberg. Then we can trash on Michael Bay for 45 minutes and then ride Cameron's jock for another 30. Then we can top it off with the Cohen brothers vs the Wachowski brothers. Ugh...what happened to this place!

  • July 10, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    you just broke my #1 rule of talkback credibility: If you ever, under any circumstances spell the Coen Brothers as "Cohen", you can never have a shred of credibility ever again.<p>sorry man, but you lose. go away.<p>I'm serious, you're a troll, go away.

  • July 10, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST


    by SnootyBoots

    I never heard of Kurosawa wanting to make a Gojira movie, but the director's name is Inoshira Honda. He directed a number of Gojira films and, late in his career, would work as an assistant director on his friend Kurosawa's films.

  • July 10, 2010, 6:13 p.m. CST


    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    You just proved my point. You got emotional over the spelling of a director(s)'re a fucking fag. Bitches like you have ruined this site and have turned it into fucking Rotten Tomatoes.

  • July 10, 2010, 6:15 p.m. CST

    You're a director dick rider

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    Now ride that dick into the sunset

  • July 10, 2010, 6:18 p.m. CST

    I like it when the announcers say NIMROD!

    by RPLocke

  • July 10, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    I'm not emotional, but the fact of the matter is, it's useless arguing with anyone about anything, if they prove they don't know what they're talking about. Writing Cohen instead of Coen is proof that you don't really know anything about these directors, you just want attention by running your mouth.<p>so, I guess if that's your thing, go ahead. but it has to be a pretty sad life if the only way you can get attention is to act contrary in an AICN talkback for some negative attention. I mean, do you REALLY not have a better way to get attention?

  • July 10, 2010, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Knowing the directors...

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    What did you fucking grow up with them and go to school with them. I know they made No Country for Old Men, The Big Lebowski, Fargo, and Raising Arizona. What else do I fucking need to know...their favorite childhood toys! I'm just simply pointing out that you're a lifeless homo. Anyone who get's that worked up over a director, needs to find a girl (a live one).

  • July 10, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    and by the way

    by BadMrWonka

    I've been coming to this site for 10 years...since you were (I'm guessing) 4 years old.<p>it's idiots like you, calling people fags, trolling for attention, with no film knowledge, and fucking idiotic "give me attention" user names, that are ruining the talkbacks.<p>trust me, kiddo. it's you. I know you're on summer vacation, so you don't have much to do, but go outside or something. let the adults talk.

  • July 10, 2010, 6:35 p.m. CST

    blah blah blah

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    more bitch talk. So faggot, how well do ya know the Coen brothers. Bestow your expansive knowledge of the Coen library upon me. I'm just a knuckle dragging mongoloid who can't comprehend their deep insightful movies. Yeah I'm trolling, everyone knows it. But I don't pretend to be somehting I'm you. You're a film genius/critic/up and coming director lol. I've been coming to AICN for about 7 years now, and I'm pretty sure it's faggots like you who scream "Flames on Optimus..., Fuck Michael Bay, Woody Allen is a God, etc...." on every talkback.

  • July 10, 2010, 6:37 p.m. CST

    oh and film knowledge...

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    that's about half as useful as sports knowledge...if either can be said to have any worth.

  • July 10, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    now it's really getting sad, man. I'd cut out, if I were you.

  • July 10, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST

    especially since you're gonna be banned soon anyway

    by BadMrWonka

    using "faggot" in every post isn't a sign of a well-functioning mind...but it is a sign of a trolling teenager who's about to be banned for using hate speech. just FYI.

  • July 10, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Great picture! Classic film!

    by NeverTalksBack

    Thanks Quint, enjoying this column so far. Hey, question for the assholes who SHIT on everything the guys at AICN do at this point and love to call people fags... WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU HERE??!!

  • July 10, 2010, 7:36 p.m. CST


    by Red Ned Lynch can't fight in here. This is a Talkback!

  • and it's on the Dr.Strangelove part! Weird when that stuff happens lol. I just paused it to check some stuff online and I saw this! Great film, great director.

  • July 10, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST

    That Is Fucking Awesome

    by LaserPants

    Kubrick is the greatest director of all time. I LOVE all of this films. He's the King.

  • July 10, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Kurbrick's AI was never going to happen

    by Nem_Wan

    Kubrick was probably never going to make that film. He had been trying to pass it to Spielberg for years but Spielberg had kept insisting that Kubrick should direct it. Kubrick had wanted the robots to be animated or actual robots. Maybe by now it would be technically possible to do what Kubrick was thinking of with performance-capture animation but I still have a hard time imagining it.

  • July 10, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST


    by Alientoast

    There must not be a mine shaft gap!

  • July 10, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Just got back from Predators......

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    Not very good at all....why was Topher Grace in there? It was like a bad episode of Lost.

  • July 10, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Strangelove in Color!

    by Dasinfogod

    Eric, thanks for posting this; I was beginning to feel like I'd dreamed up these color stills from Strangelove. I first saw them posted online about 15 years ago (anybody remember the Mosaic web-browser?), and I seem to remember that the on-set photographer was Arthur Fellig, better known at the lurid street photographer and photojournalist "WeeGee" (portrayed on screen by Joe Pesci in "The Public Eye"). There was a whole folder of pictures, including the famous cut pie-fight climax, but I haven't seen them since. RPLocke says to try ImageSearch, but I may be too dense to try that. Where'd you find this??? Inquiring minds wanna know!

  • July 10, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Oh God Fishburne.....

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    he was out of place too.

  • July 10, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST

    fucking great column

    by Dulcebase

    Fluids and essence all over the place. Rubbers in Vegas.

  • July 10, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Wish Sellers could've played King Kong too

    by Dulcebase

    coulda been that shoulda been

  • July 10, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Turning people on to Strangelove

    by Star Hump

    2 years back I had a friend who was a really young guy, just into his 20s. He was really sharp but films weren't his thing. I don't think he'd seen any of the truly great movies.<p> On a whim I brought over Strangelove one night and said to him, "This is one of the greatest movies ever made. Don't be turned off by some of the dated effects or by the fact that it's in black and white. Just open your mind and watch it unfold. It has Peter Sellers in 3 roles (!) and George C. Scott and Slim Pickens and it's directed by Stanley Kubrick. Trust me on this one."<p> He sat there totally transfixed for the entire running time, laughing at various points of course, but totally absorbed. I asked him what he thought and he said it was amazing. He really got it. He truly enjoyed it. That was a happy night.<P> That's one hell of a pic, Q. That movie blows me away everytime I watch it.

  • July 10, 2010, 10:18 p.m. CST

    eyes wide shut underrated

    by Monolith_Jones

    It's not top tier Kubrick but its not had by any means. It's exactly what its supposed to be. Rumor is the ineffectual lead character is a swipe at Harrison Ford. I hope not.

  • July 10, 2010, 11:45 p.m. CST

    It does look good in color

    by ObiBen

    This column is a neat idea.

  • July 10, 2010, 11:48 p.m. CST


    by godhelpus

    Simmer down. He may not have gotten the image from the internet. Sorry for the late response. PS - Please get laid someday soon, might cheer you up.

  • July 10, 2010, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Eyes Wide Shot

    by ObiBen

    Anyone noticed Kubrick's reflection in the bathroom scene?

  • July 11, 2010, 12:13 a.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    WTF? Anyone who gets excited over a Kubrick still is either a pompous ass or someone over 50.

  • July 11, 2010, 12:20 a.m. CST


    by ObiBen

    You're a funny guy :)))

  • July 11, 2010, 12:38 a.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    Best to you and yours!

  • July 11, 2010, 12:39 a.m. CST

    there's an R.E.M. cassette case on the driveway

    by evergreen_peppermint_and_flashlight

    <p> "Sometimes, I'll wish it was Thanksgiving when it's nowhere near Thanksgiving. Black devil hooves." </p> <p> Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE </P>

  • July 11, 2010, 1:18 a.m. CST


    by godhelpus

    Your comment was funny but the purpose of this column is to get excited or whatever over this stuff. Guess that makes Quint a pompous ass too. I thought you were the one who was over excited. I'm good. Wish you the best.

  • July 11, 2010, 1:41 a.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    Well, the only Kubrick film I really like is 2001, but, I skip the monkey part.

  • July 11, 2010, 1:52 a.m. CST

    I need to see this movie again

    by NippleEffect

    it's been far too long<br> keep meaning to rent it but always forget<p> and the loss of Peter Sellers is something the movie industry still hasn't recovered from

  • July 11, 2010, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Monolith Jones

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Best director goes to Sergio Leone, but Kubrick is certainly up there.

  • July 11, 2010, 2:23 a.m. CST

    My top five directors

    by RPLocke

    Wells, Lucas, Spielberg, Wise, Cameron.

  • July 11, 2010, 2:32 a.m. CST

    That is one GREAT still! Thanks for sharing!!

    by JonChambers

  • July 11, 2010, 4:25 a.m. CST

    Strange seeing a colour photo of Strangelove.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • July 11, 2010, 4:26 a.m. CST

    Kubrick is the best.

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    Leone, Kurosawa and Lean round out the fab four...

  • July 11, 2010, 5:13 a.m. CST

    Barry Lyndon...

    by Scalvador

    Is Kubrick's masterpiece. One of the most visually stunning films ever made. Also, people ragging on Eyes Wide Shut - bear in mind that most of Kubrick's films were met with a mixed reception (wasn't it Rock Hudson who came out of the premiere of 2001 saying 'what the fuck was that about?'), only to later be regarded as way ahead of their time. Kubrick was ahead of his time - hell, for the most part he's still ahead of our time. EWS is a masterpiece, you're just not smart enough to realise it yet.

  • July 11, 2010, 5:23 a.m. CST

    What's the guy on the floor doing?

    by king_vidor

    duck and cover?

  • July 11, 2010, 5:38 a.m. CST

    My Favorited Pic-of-the-Day

    by BetaSword

    is the Prime-pic with his Trailer, that can be found at and I can't wait to see Prime combining with it.

  • July 11, 2010, 6:58 a.m. CST

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  • July 11, 2010, 7:24 a.m. CST

    "It was like a bad episode of Lost."

    by LaserPants

    There were good ones?

  • July 11, 2010, 8:59 a.m. CST

    EWS ripped the piss out of Tom Cruise...

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    and Cruise wasn't even in on the joke. Kubrick was making fun of Cruise's closet homosexuality and scientology links. Note the scene where the jock thugs call Tom a 'fag' and shove him out the way, or when he has the opportunity to have sex with the prostitute but declines. Even the party scene with the masked swinging cult - itself a thinly veiled poke at scientology - shows Tom as an impotent, passive observer, approached by many beautiful naked women but unable to have sex with them. The whole film revolves around Cruise being unable to satisfy his (real life) wife, and his anguish concerning her fantasies of other men over her disinterested zombie husband. Think about it. Kubrick had a very dry sense of humor.

  • July 11, 2010, 9:46 a.m. CST


    by dogu4

    Great photo. I apprecaite the insight into the process and in particular when it's of the calibre of Sellers and Kubric. Also appreciate the pics from the apocryphal pie fight. Ha ha.... Great column. Please keep 'em coming'.

  • July 11, 2010, 9:48 a.m. CST


    by Scalvador

    You really think Kubrick's first film in 12 years was centred around poking fun at Cruise? Is that really a good enough reason to get Kubrick behind the camera? And as for the masked cult - Kubrick's films contain loads of esoteric/illuminate reference, all the way back to 2001. Your evidence seems a bit tenious.

  • July 11, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Tenuous it might be

    by Star Hump

    but goddamn that's a riot! Gay Zombie Tom HAHAHAHA. Who knows, maybe Turd is right. Kubrick certainly could be a right cruel bastard.

  • July 11, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST


    by MainMan2001


  • July 11, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST

    NAw. I don't think Kubrick...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ...made an entire film to rip Tom Cruise. You can read that into it, sure, it's fun even, but naw, that's not what actually happened. Besides, South Park did it so much better a few years later with 22 minutes of shitty animation.

  • July 11, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    Every post of yours just make me shake my head at what an enormous asshole you are. Strangelove is the sort of film everybody likes to talk about but nobody has seen? Every film lover on the planet has seen Strangelove. It's a masterpiece. <p>

  • July 11, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST


    by WeylandYutani

    I have never seen that set pic of Strangelove before. <P> For some reason I find Kubrick and Spielberg set pics to be the most enjoyable. Perhaps because I have done a lot of repeat viewing with their films and a still shows a lot of stuff in the background you miss when the camera is moving and the film cuts between shots. Anyway, thx Quint, these are lots of fun. <P> Someone mentioned Eyes Wide Shut above. Question: does anyone know if the European/International version of that film is scheduled to show up in North America? Ever? I have always assumed that Kubrick's original cut would be released on DVD or BR.

  • July 11, 2010, 12:35 p.m. CST


    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    It has already shown up here. The current EWS on the shelves is that version. Just make sure it's the one that has a black cover with the mask on it.<p> Oh, and just for fun, here's a wacky site about EYES WIDE SHUT and Illuminuttiness that's great to wander through.

  • July 11, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST

    This is the Kubrick film . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . I rewatch the most. One of his best and one of the smartest, funniest comedies ever. Still remember renting it in college and just being blown away at how good it was.

  • July 11, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Mr President I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed

    by savagedave

    But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops. Uh, depending on the breaks."

  • July 11, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Many peiopel claim Kubrick's movies are humourless...

    by AsimovLives

    ... and yet he made one of the funniest movie ever made in the history of cinema, and about a very dead serious subject at a time when nobody was laughing about it. Anybody who pulled such a movie as DOCTOR STRANGELOVE had to have a real sense of humour about him. DOCTOR STRANGELOVE, one of my all time favorite comedies. Never gets old.

  • July 11, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST

    I want Barry Lyndon on Blu-Ray

    by Colonel_Blimp


  • July 11, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Really, Asimov?

    by Colonel_Blimp

    People say that? <P>Sounds like they haven't seen much Kubrick then. Apart from his comedies (LOLita and Strangelove, both hilarious), his movies are filled with humour, usually of the black kind. Consider for instance Full Metal Jacket and Clockwork Orange. Hell, even Barry Lyndon has its funny moments. <P>They're maybe thinking of 2001, which I'll admit is rather po-faced.

  • July 11, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    "But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops. U

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    This is actually the train of thought Stalin and his chums HAD through during his agricultural changes of the early 30s and then his of the late 30s. Nno joke!

  • July 11, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST


    by Flip63Hole

    "Bitches like you have ruined this site and have turned it into fucking Rotten Tomatoes." You're probably too young and uneducated to appreciate the irony of your statement. Children + anonymous comment posting = the worst part of the internet.

  • July 11, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    There is at least one joke in 2001

    by ObiBen

    Floyd, biting his lips, reading the indless instruction notes at the door of the zero-G bathroom.

  • July 11, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    2001 and humor

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    Got a chance to see an amazing 70mm print of 2001 a few years back in one of those fabulous old-fashioned movie palaces, and you know what? People were totally having fun with it and laughing all through it. Not at it mind you, but with it. And not just the interactions with HAL and his hilariously neurotic bitchiness as Halfbreed has stated, but quite a few other parts as well. Heywood Floyd's phone conversation with his daughter got quite a few chuckles, as well as the endless toilet instructions mentioned by ObiBen. In fact people were laughing so much, that one lady accidentally let out quite a stifled squeal of laughter when HAL used the pod to toss poor Frank Poole out into space (specifically the shot of him flying across the frame when Bowman's watching the monitors). Besides that one ill-timed eruption, all the other laughs were at the appropriate moments. I came away from that screening having even more of an appreciation of Kubrick's mastery over cinema and it's effect on a massive audience. It was fantastic.

  • July 11, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST

    lol @ Flip63Hole

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    Did you just get back from your Mensa International meeting. Please, stop riding my dick.

  • July 11, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Peter Sellers was hung like a horse

    by BuffDaddy

    And he was so handsome

  • July 11, 2010, 11:32 p.m. CST

    To the cynics about this column:

    by kevred

    First, the obvious refrain: it's the interweb, you only have to read what you want to, so it's easy to ignore this.<p>Second: if there's one thing that sets this site apart from the other geek-film-news sites which abound, it's this site's tendency to veer off into flights of nostalgic personal ruminations on the magic of film both behind the camera and in the audience.<p>If all yo love cinema for is the chance to see forgettable dreck like Predators, then this may not be for you. But really, the whole reason why this site exists, why all the stories are here, and why many of us come here, is because of the *sense of wonder* that film has inspired in us at some point.<p>The latest news is a rat race without much meaning to it. But reflections on the art of filmmaking and what it means to us are pretty darn important, and this column seems to be a good catalyst for that.<p>So, be cynical if you like. It's your right. But do your best to not shit on sincere expressions of joy & wonder about the magic of film. Because that's worthy of celebration, not cynicism.

  • July 11, 2010, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Dr. Strangelove - what an utterly magnificent film

    by kevred

    Pretty much perfect in every way, hits every note just right. Smart, deranged, hilarious, pointed.

  • July 12, 2010, 2:51 a.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    I love you.

  • July 12, 2010, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Watch out, kevred

    by Sonny_Williams

    You'll be banned for being so insightful and reasonable. No place for that shit here!!

  • July 12, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Funny moment in 2001...

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    When the tapir wonders close to the hominid and the hominid pushes the tapir away. That always gets a laugh.

  • July 12, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Stan the Man.

    by clustercuss

    this is my favorite film. Not Kubrick prettiest film but his best imo... The older I get the more I truly believe he is the best of the best. his films are just so rich and full of detail.

  • July 13, 2010, 7:50 a.m. CST


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  • July 13, 2010, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Only seen this once before

    by DirkD13"

    I really should get into town and buy the Kubrick boxset. The only Kubrick Ive never seen is the heist one (The Killing is it?), can anyone tell me what it's like (a damn fine film no doubt but I welcome your opinions).<p>Isn't it funny that this colour pic is almost black and white anyway!

  • July 14, 2010, 1:30 a.m. CST


    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • July 31, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Thanks for finding this, Quint

    by ScreamingPenis

    I'm late, but this is still a fantastic image.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Something I never knew before

    by indycine

    This is a great shot. Look at Peter and Stanley, so at ease with each other. Here's something I'd never have known otherwise - THE SET IS PAINTED BLACK AND WHITE. Sam Longoria