By Noah Forrest Forrest@moviecitynews.com
Stanley Kubrick Passed Away 12 Years Ago Today
One of the greatest scenes in movie history in one of the greatest films in movie history.
I remember waking up on March 7th, 1999 and seeing the news that Kubrick had died on AICN. I couldn’t believe my eyes, thought it was some kind of joke. The man was my hero, the man who made me interested in movies as an art form. When I realized that it was true, I nearly burst into tears. Eyes Wide Shut was still four months from being released and word had gotten out that he had screened it a few days before his death. I was excited to see my first new Kubrick film in theaters – even if it wasn’t finished – but depressed because it would be the last. The man was a visionary and I will always believe that he was the greatest filmmaker that ever lived.
To quote the ending of the film: “It was in the reign of King George III that the aforesaid personages lived and quarreled; good or bad, handsome or ugly, rich or poor, they are all equal now.”