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Helen Mirren to receive BAFTA fellowship

Helen Mirren to receive BAFTA fellowship

LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts says it plans to present actress Helen Mirren with its Academy Fellowship in London next month.

Julia Roberts presents George Clooney with BAFTA Britannia Award

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Julia Roberts presented George Clooney with the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at the BAFTA Britannia Awards in Los Angeles.

Swedish group's planned sex party draws protests

ARBIS, Sweden, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- People living near a theater where organizers say they will hold Sweden's largest swinger party, said such an event shouldn't happen in their neighborhood.
Stephen King says he's nervous about reaction to 'Shining' sequel

Stephen King says he's nervous about reaction to 'Shining' sequel

LONDON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. author Stephen King told the BBC he is "nervous" about how people will react to the long-awaited sequel to his horror classic "The Shining."

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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 26, 2013.
By United Press International
BAFTA LA to honor George Clooney

BAFTA LA to honor George Clooney

LOS ANGELES, July 9 (UPI) -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles said Tuesday it plans to honor actor, filmmaker and humanitarian George Clooney.

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Mysterious tiles taken in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Residents of St. Louis said the last two remaining tiles of a mysterious decades-old mosaic have disappeared from the city's downtown.

Chieftains fiddler Martin Fay dead at 76

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Irish fiddler Martin Fay, a founding member of the Chieftains folk group, has died in Dublin, his son Fergal said. He was 76.
Sequel to 'The Shining' to be published

Sequel to 'The Shining' to be published

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- American author Stephen King announced on his website a sequel to his classic horror novel "The Shining" is to be published next year.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 26, 2012.
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Dr. Strangelove, Israel and Iran

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- In considering how to deal with Iran's nuclear ambitions, it is instructive first to see Stanley Kubrick's 1964 movie masterpiece "Dr. Strangelove -- Or I How Stopped Worrying and Loved the Bomb."
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

EFX genius Trumbull gets Oscar for career

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood awarded visual-effects master Douglas Trumbull an Oscar for a lifetime of work on films like "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "Blade Runner."

'Red Shoe' director Zalman King dies

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Zalman King, known for "Nine 1/2 Weeks" and "Red Shoe Diaries," died in California after a six-year battle with cancer, a family member said.
Scorsese set for BAFTA honor

Scorsese set for BAFTA honor

LONDON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts says it plans to honor filmmaker Martin Scorsese at its awards ceremony in London next month.
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Stanley Kubrick
Actress Marisa Berenson arrives at the French re-release of the Stanley Kubrick film "Barry Lyndon" in Paris on December 13, 2007. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999) was an American film director, writer, producer, and photographer who lived in England during most of the last four decades of his career. Kubrick was noted for the scrupulous care with which he chose his subjects, his slow method of working, the variety of genres he worked in, his technical perfectionism, his reluctance to talk about his films, and his reclusiveness regarding his personal life. He maintained almost complete artistic control, making movies according to his own whims and time constraints, but with the rare advantage of big-studio financial support for all his endeavors.

Kubrick's films are characterized by a formal visual style and meticulous attention to detail. His later films often have elements of surrealism and expressionism that eschews structured linear narrative. His films are repeatedly described as slow and methodical, and are often perceived as a reflection of his obsessive and perfectionist nature. A recurring theme in his films is man's inhumanity to man. While often viewed as expressing an ironic pessimism, a few critics feel his films contain a cautious optimism when viewed more carefully.

The film that first brought him attention to many critics was Paths of Glory, the first of three films of his about the dehumanizing effects of war. Many of his films at first got a lukewarm reception, only to be years later acclaimed as masterpieces that had a seminal influence on many later generations of film-makers. Considered especially groundbreaking was 2001: A Space Odyssey noted for being both one of the most scientifically realistic and visually innovative science-fiction films ever made while maintaining an enigmatic non-linear storyline. He voluntarily withdrew his film A Clockwork Orange from Great Britain, after it was accused of inspiring copycat crimes which in turn resulted in threats against Kubrick's family. His films were largely successful at the box-office, although Barry Lyndon performed poorly in the United States. Both living authors Anthony Burgess (over time) and Stephen King (immediately) were unhappy with Kubrick's adaptations of their novels A Clockwork Orange and The Shining respectively, and both authors were engaged with subsequent stage or TV adaptations. All of Kubrick's films from the mid-1950s to his death except for The Shining were nominated for Oscars, Golden Globes, or BAFTAs. Although he was nominated for an Academy Award as a screenwriter and director on several occasions, his only personal win was for the special effects in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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