11:13 PM EDT 12/16/2014
Originally posted 10/08/2013 10:45AM
Dan Lloyd can walk down the street in his Kentucky town these days, and no one says boo.
"I lead a pretty normal life now," Lloyd tells New York's Daily News. "People don't recognize me when I go out in public."
That's a big change from 1980, when Lloyd's adorably terrified face became known to millions after he played Danny Torrance, the son of Jack Nicholson, in director Stanley Kubrick's The Shining.
Originally posted 04/12/1999 12:00AM
In news that is sending shockwaves throughout the international film community, iconoclastic director Stanley Kubrick died of a heart attack Sunday at his home north of London. He was 70. Over his 45-year career Kubrick -- whose top-secret "Eyes Wide Shut," starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, is to be released in July -- became known for his remarkable personal cinematic vision and his breadth of subject matters. His 13 films include the 1957 anti-war classic "Paths of Glory," the 1960 Roman spectacle "Spartacus," the witty 1962 adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita," 1964's devastatingly satiric "Dr. Strangelove," 1968's hypnotic (and technically dazzling) "2001: A Space Odyssey," 1971's disturbing yet prescient "A Clockwork Orange" and 1987's austere Vietnam drama "Full Metal Jacket." Even his disappointments, such as the 1975 "Barry Lyndon" and the 1980 "The Shining," proved fascinating. In many respects he was a moviemaker's moviemaker, possibly admired more by such fellow giants as David Lean, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg than he was by the public. "He ranked high among the most emulated and respected American filmmakers," veteran film critic Judith Crist told The PEOPLE Daily. "From first to last, every film he made was an advance in form and content. He was, and I don't use the term lightly, a genius."
Originally posted 02/03/1999 12:00AM
Critics were all over the map on Stanley Kubrick's much-anticipated "Eyes Wide Shut," which opened Friday. "The dirtiest movie of 1958," crowed The Washington Post, which used words such as "creaky" and "hopelessly out of touch" to describe the bedroom odyssey starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. The New York Times found the same film "astonishing . . . a spellbinding addition to the Kubrick canon." The New York Post pronounced it a dud; the Daily News appreciated it. Cruise is "superb," thought the Wall Street Journal, while Variety compared his performance to that of (the miscast) Ryan O'Neal in Kubrick's "Barry Lyndon."
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