Three Unknown Stanley Kubrick Scripts Have Been Found

Three Unknown Stanley Kubrick Scripts Have Been Found

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Stanley Kubrick is one of the classic filmmakers. His films have stretched into the public imagination, making him a household name like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Quentin Tarantino. His works have all been genre defining, ushering in new film techniques and inspiring dozens of imitators. His films have included A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dr. Strangelove, and Eyes Wide Shut. Now, twenty years after his death, three new screenplays have been found for unused script ideas Kubrick created during his lifetime but never made into films. These scripts were discovered in London and containing intriguing ideas that …

‘Jurassic Park’: Book Vs Film

‘Jurassic Park’: Book Vs Film

Michael Crichton’s novel Jurassic Park was first published in the year 1990, and quickly shot up the best seller list, becoming Crichton’s best known book. It was adapted into a blockbuster film in 1993, directed by Steven Spielberg. The film also became a huge hit but was a very different beast to the novel, both in terms of theme and characterization. Readers are often surprised when going back to the original book and finding how different the book was before making the transition to the big screen. While both works are classics of their genres, this piece will showcase the differences …

A Timeline of the History and Consequences of ‘Jaws’

A Timeline of the History and Consequences of ‘Jaws’

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The story of Jaws is the story of Peter Benchley. Mr. Benchley recalls in his memoir, Shark Life: True Stories About Sharks & the Sea how, when he was young, he often encountered sharks while fishing with his father and developed a fascination with them. 1964: Montauk fisherman Frank Mundus famously caught a great white shark weighing in at 4,550 pounds.  Peter Benchley was twenty-four at this time.   Image Via 27East 1971: According to BBC News, Peter Benchley was a struggling freelance journalist, who was married with children. One day he met with publishing house editors via his literary agent. Doubleday editor Thomas …