In November, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will co-present a retrospective of the work of Stanley Kubrick. The exhibition, which is the first retrospective of the controversial but legendary film director in the United States, will feature photography, costumes, cameras, set models, original props, and annotated scripts as well as explore two projects he never completed: Napoleon and The Aryan Papers.
Kubrick directed some of the most culturally important films that continue to resonate today. As noted on LACMA’s website, “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.”
The retrospective, which originated at Frankfurt’s Deutsches Filmmuseum, marks an important step for the Academy’s creation of a leading film museum in Los Angeles. In May, the Academy selected Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali to design the major undertaking. “Once completed, the museum will be a state-of-the-art masterpiece and will contain 230,000 square feet of theatres, galleries, interactive movie-making stages, education centers and special event spaces,” the Academy ceremoniously announced on its website.
"Stanley Kubrick" at the LACMA will open November 1 and run through June 30, 2013.
Check out the slideshow below for a compilation of trailers and film clips from Kubrick's classics.
Paths of Glory (1957)
Kubrick's powerful anti-war film is based on the novel of the same name by Humphrey Cobb. The film takes place during WWI, and follows a French commander (played by Kirk Douglas), who refuses to continue on with a hopeless attack. Find more information <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050825/" target="_hplink">here</a>.
Kubrick's epic film based on the novel by Howard Fast, follows the story of Spartacus as he revolts against the Roman empire. The film stars Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier. Find more information <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054331/" target="_hplink">here</a>.
The film, based on Nabokov infamous novel, tells the story of a middle-aged man who becomes captivated by a teenage girl. Find more information <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056193/" target="_hplink">here</a>.
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
The film, which was loosely based on Peter George's <em>Red Alert</em> paints a surreal story of a crazy United States Air Force general who wants to declare a nuclear apocalypse that politicians and fellow generals try to stop. Find more information <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057012/" target="_hplink">here</a>.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
The science fiction film, produced and directed by Kubrick, was inspired by Arthur C. Clarke's short story <em>The Sentinel</em>. The stunning film features one of the most famous soundtracks and has gone on to become a cult classic. Find more information about the film <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062622/" target="_hplink">here</a>.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
The film, based on Anthony Burgess's 1962 novel <em>A Clockwork Orange</em>, tells the story of a future dystopic Britain through young protagonist Alex (played by Malcolm McDowell). Find more information <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066921/" target="_hplink">here</a>.
Barry Lyndon (1975)
The film, which was written, directed, and produced by Kubrick is based on the 1844 novel, <em>The Luck of Barry Lyndon</em> by William Thackeray. The period film which opened to indifferent reviews, is now considered one of Kubrick's master films. More information can be found <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072684/" target="_hplink">here</a>.
The Shining (1980)
The film, based on the novel by Stephen King, follows a writer (played by Jack Nicholson) and his family as they spend the winter as care takers at an isolated hotel. Absolutely bone chilling, the following clip is one of the film's most famous scenes. Find more information about the film <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081505/" target="_hplink">here</a>.
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
The film which was co-written, directed and produced by Kubrick is an adaptation of the Gustav Hasford Novel, <em>The Short-Timers</em>. The powerful film paints a realistic picture of the Vietnam war by following a group of young Marine recruits from boot camp to the streets of Hue, Vietnam. More information about the film can be found <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093058/" target="_hplink">here</a>.
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Kubrick's last film based on the Arthur Schnitzler 1926 novella <em>Dream Story</em> follows the story of Dr. Bill Harford and his wife Alice. When Bill learns that his wife has contemplated an affair, he embarks upon a sex-filled one night adventure. The film stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman and opened a few months after Kubrick's death. More information about the film can be found <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120663/" target="_hplink">here</a>.
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