The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Academy) are pleased to co-present the first U.S. retrospective of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, developed in collaboration with the Kubrick Estate and the Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt, on view till 30 June 2013. The exhibition provides access to the director’s extraordinary vision and working methods while illuminating the network of influences and conditions that came together to make his films universally regarded as modern masterpieces. The Los Angeles presentation is made possible by a generous gift from Steve Tisch.
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.
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Stanley Kubrick, Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to stop worrying and Love the bomb, The War room; © Sony/Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.
Related Film Screenings in 'Series: 2012: A Kubrick Odyssey'
Spartacus: One of Hollywood’s greatest swords and sandals epic, Spartacus recounts the classic tale of a man born and raised in bondage, trained and tested as a gladiator, and ultimately lionized as a the leader of a slave revolt. Friday, November 16, 2012 | 7:30 pm
Lolita: With the clout of a roadshow picture under his belt, Kubrick turned to a far riskier project for his follow-up to Spartacus. In adapting Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel, lasciviously narrated by sophisticate Humbert Humbert, Kubrick hired the book’s author to pen the screenplay. Saturday, November 17, 2012 | 7:30 pm
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb: Kubrick and Sellers reteamed for this Cold War landmark about a nation scrambling to head off disaster after a rogue, hawkish general who orders an anti-Soviet nuclear attack. Friday, November 30, 2012 | 7:30 pm
2001: A Space Odyssey: Kubrick set a new standard not just for science-fiction filmmaking but for all motion picture production when he released 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968. Saturday, December 1, 2012 | 7:30 pm
A Clockwork Orange: Kubrick originally intended an expansive biopic of Napoleon as his follow up to 2001, but after copious research, location scouting, and even enticing Jack Nicholson to portray the emperor, the project was shelved due to its hefty price tag, not to mention the recent box-office failure of Sergei Bondarchuk’s big budget epic Waterloo that mined similar terrain. Friday, December 7, 2012 | 7:30 pm
Barry Lyndon: Kubrick’s ravishing adaption of William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel stars Ryan O’Neal as an unscrupulous chancer who gambles, duels, and seduces his way through the parlors, palaces, and battlefields of eighteenth-century Europe. Saturday, December 8, 2012 | 7:30 pm
The Shining: After closing out the 1970s with the sumptuous Barry Lyndon, Kubrick returned to screens in 1980 with a decidedly darker and sparser vision of one man’s transformation. Friday, December 14, 2012 | 7:30 pm
Full Metal Jacket: After a seven-year absence, the longest break between films so far in his career, Kubrick returned to theaters with his third and final war film. Saturday, December 15, 2012 | 5 pm
Eyes Wide Shut: For a filmmaker who could create entire universes for each of his films and have long-vanished worlds vividly brought back to life on screen, the bedroom proved to be Kubrick’s final frontier. Saturday, December 15, 2012 | 7:30 pm
(Image on top: Stanley Kubrick, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The astronaut Bowman (Kier Dullea) in the storage loft of the computer HAL; © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)