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.