18 November 2012 4:51 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Give yourself plenty of time to check out the Stanley Kubrick exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It's huge. And it rewards drilling into the details. There's a room devoted to each film, and they wouldn't let me take pictures (although @BrettRatner managed to sneak a few on Twitter). My appointment for the exhibit was set for 5:30 Pm, with the museum set to close at 7 Pm. I had barely started "2001: A Space Odyssey" with its giant gimble and 38-ton centrifuge created by space engineers when they announced the museum was closing in five minutes. I raced through rooms for "Napoleon," with a library of research books complete with card catalogue; another movie he never made called "The Aryan Papers," canceled because of "Schindler's List"; sculptural explicit body furniture from "A Clockwork Orange"; the styrofoam model of the maze from "The Shining"; period costumes from "Barry. »


- Anne Thompson

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