No American filmmaker commands such overwhelming critical respect and popular acclaim as Stanley Kubrick. A hero to art house film students and everyday lovers of sci-fi, horror, and war movies, Kubrick’s meticulous craftsmanship and visionary reimagining of genre films are legendary, and his genius is currently on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Or at least it is until the end of the month.
The traveling Kubrick exhibit, housed at LACMA since November, will move on June 30, so if you’re in the area, don’t delay. The Kubrick exhibit covers his work as a photographer for Look magazine in the 1940s through his filmmaking achievements from the 50s to the 90s. LACMA further describes the collection on its site:
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.
If you can’t make it to L.A., a YouTube user has created the wonderful three-part video tour of the exhibit above, set to classic Kubrick-ian film scores. Also, be sure to flip through the 100 photos of the exhibit—including shots of famous props, Kubrick’s cameras, lenses, and scripts, and his director’s chair—at Jamie & Adam Tested.
Note: In conjunction with the exhibition, LACMA has created a free app for iPhone, iPad and Android. It “features photographs, script notes, an interactive timeline of Kubrick’s career, and original interviews with Stan Douglas, Elvis Mitchell, Chris Nolan, Terry Semel, David Slade and Douglas Trumbull about the director’s life and legacy. Excerpts from a rare 1965 interview with Kubrick, courtesy of Jeremy Bernstein, are also included.”
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anyone know if this will travel to NYC?