Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)

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The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Himself (archive footage)
Barbara Kroner ...
Herself, Stanley Kubrick's sister
Steven Marcus ...
Himself, professor, Stanley Kubrick's schoolfriend
Alexander Singer ...
Himself (as Alex Singer)
Irene Kane ...
Herself (as Chris Chase)
Sybil Taylor ...
James B. Harris ...
Christiane Kubrick ...
Himself (as Sir Peter Ustinov)
Louis C. Blau ...
Anthony Frewin ...
Alex Cox ...


Narrated by Tom Cruise, "Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures" goes through each one of his movies and talks to various participants about their memories of working with Kubrick. For those who know very little about Kubrick, the documentary is an excellent career overview. Kubrick film clips include "Fear and Desire," "Killer's Kiss," "The Killing," "Paths of Glory," "Spartacus," "Lolita," "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb," "2001: A Space Odyssey," "A Clockwork Orange," "Barry Lyndon," "The Shining," "Full Metal Jacket" and "Eyes Wide Shut." Those appearing include: Arthur C. Clarke, Keir Dullea, Shelley Duvall, James B. Harris, Richard Schickel, Michael Herr, Nicole Kidman, Anya Kubrick, Christiane Kubrick, Gert Kubrick, Katharina Kubrick, Paul Mazursky, Jack Nicholson, Malcolm McDowell, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Douglas Trumbull, Marie Windsor, Matthew Modine, Sydney Pollack and Peter Ustinov. Written by alfiehitchie

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Infinity and Beyond...
17 September 2001 | by (Chanhassen, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

Simply put, Stanley Kubrick is the single greatest director in the history of cinema. To view Kubrick's filmography is to watch a master craftsmen totally reinvent the genres he explored. Sci-fi, war, anti-war, black comedy, the period piece, the future dystopia, boxing, the crime caper, the gladiator film -- the scope of each of these genres has been forever enhanced by Kubrick's contribution to film. I dare not think what the optical effects of Star Wars (Episode IV: A New Hope circa 1977) would have looked like without the mammoth leap forward of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Film lovers of the world rejoice, for we have Stanley to celebrate for the rest of our lives.

We love you Mr. Kubrick, wherever you are...

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