Kristen Baldwin
May 24, 1996 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Spin Control: Where would a movie about tornadoes be without a few allusions to The Wizard of Oz? But what’s with Twister‘s references to the wizard of odd, Stanley Kubrick? One minor character is named Stanley, another’s called Kubrick, and in one of Twister‘s most spectacular gusts, a storm rips through a drive-in playing Kubrick’s 1980 classic, The Shining. ”This is a chance to show how great his work is,” says director and Kubrick fan Jan De Bont, and the plug will no doubt pique public interest in Kubrick’s next endeavor, Eyes Wide Shut, starring Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise. Which, coincidentally, is also a Warner film. Oh my.

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