2012: A Stanley Kubrick odyssey at LACMA

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The filmmaker’s artistic sensibility is the emphasis of a new exhibition at LACMA. The show places Kubrick’s films in the context of an art museum.

Stanley Kubrick was known for exerting complete artistic control over his projects; in doing so, he reconceived the genres in which he worked. The exhibition covers the breadth of Kubrick’s practice, beginning with his early photographs for Look magazine, taken in the 1940s, and continuing with his groundbreaking directorial achievements of the 1950s through the 1990s. His films are represented through a selection of annotated scripts, production photography, lenses and cameras, set models, costumes, and props. In addition, the exhibition explores Napoleon and The Aryan Papers, two projects that Kubrick never completed, as well as the technological advances developed and utilized by Kubrick and his team. By featuring this legendary film auteur and his oeuvre as the focus of his first retrospective in the context of an art museum, the exhibition reevaluates how we define the artist in the 21st century, and simultaneously expands upon LACMA’s commitment to exploring the intersection of art and film.

Review from Culture Monster: “The LACMA exhibition, which runs through June, marks the first time that a museum show devoted to Kubrick will be seen in the U.S. The show, which debuted in Frankfurt, Germany, in 2004, is a continuation of LACMA’s recent effort to make cinema a key part of its curatorial mission. (The museum hosted a Tim Burton exhibition last year.)

The idea to bring the show to L.A. came in large part from Terry Semel, a former Warner Bros. executive and current co-chairman of the LACMA Board of Trustees. The studio worked with Kubrick for nearly three decades, starting with “A Clockwork Orange” in 1971 and ending with “Eyes Wide Shut,” released four months after Kubrick’s death in 1999, at age 70.” Read on…

By the way, did you know that Samsung, in an effort to not get sued by Apple in 2011, was attempting to prove a point that Stanley Kubrick created the original form of the iPad when he made 2001: A Space Odyssey? What do you think, did Apple steal their design from Kubrick then?

The Art of Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick : Rare Dutch documentary

Features behind the scenes footage of ’2001: A Space Odyssey’ as well as a very insightful interview by Kubrick at the premiere of the film. An interview with proposed star of the unmade ‘Aryan papers’, Johanna ter Steege, who talks about how Schindler’s list effectively caused Kubrick to cancel his own Holocaust epic and Malcolm McDowell talks about working on ‘A Clockwork Orange’ whilst in Venice in 1997. Interviews with Stanley Kubrick, Peter Delpeut, George Sluizer, Harry Kumel, Johanna ter Steege and Malcolm McDowell.

Another Stanley Kubrick Documentary

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