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For questions about U.S. director Stanley Kubrick, famous for "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "A Clockwork Orange."

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Did Kubrick borrow the idea for the iconic penultimate scene in Dr. Strangelove?

The iconic penultimate scene of Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) has Major Kong (Slim Pickens) manually unlatch the bomb bay doors of his B-52 and drop out ...
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Why did Kubrick reference '42' so often in The Shining?

The website Snopes documents and posits various reasons behind the number being featured, but finds no conclusive evidence. Here are the unsupported theories put forward, to save everyone a click: A ...
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In the novel 2001: A space odyssey, is there an inconsistency regarding the monolith's measurements?

I've asked about it repeatedly on Wikipedia's talk page for the article about Arthur C. Clarke's novel 2001: A space odyssey, but had no reply (I have also mentioned it on the talk page for the french ...
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Did Kubrick take care to get the strength of artificial gravity correct in "2001: A Space Odyssey"?

This answer in Space Exploration SE has got me wondering how careful and meticulous Kubrick was about getting the diameter and speeds of rotation for the two major instances of artificial gravity ...
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Why did "A Stanley Kubrick Production" not draw a fine, while "Lucasfilm Ltd." did?

Both films have distribution company disclosure in the preludes to the opening credits; MGM for Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and 20th Century Fox for Lucas' Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. ...
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Why did Stanley Kubrick include these scenes in 2001: A Space Odyssey?

2001: A Space Odyssey has several scenes showing a character doing mundane activities. A flight attendant walks down an aisle to retrieve a floating pen. Heywood Floyd is reading the instructions for ...
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Who wrote/directed what in A.I. (Artificial Intelligence)?

As I understand the development history of this film, Kubrick eventually wrote a screenplay himself, based on the work of previous writers, which he intended to direct himself. He then attempted to ...
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