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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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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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6 November 2002 | by (Ljubljana, Slovenia) – See all my reviews

I didn't really appreciate (or know, for that matter) Kubrick as a director before I saw "A life in pictures". Now I think he truly is the best director of all time. Not because of his unique and amazing work, but because he made Hollywood kneel before his feet. He had complete control over EVERY single thing he wanted to. And no one argued. Not too loudly, anyway. He had the knowledge and the power to make others call him for a project and not vice versa. And no one argued. And if they did, who cared. He wanted "A clockwork orange" out of the movie theaters and the studio obliged. And no one stopped him. They probably argued, but they made a nice profit. I just saw "Bullets over Broadway" yesterday: Stanley Kubrick was never in his life(well, MAYBE with "Spartacus") a man like David Shayne, he was not a bitch! He was not one of those directors that took notice of other peoples opinions, he didn't give a damn. He had a vision in his mind and I think he never changed it for anybody. You could call that very selfish, but he was so confident in his capabilities and thank God for that! What would cinema be without Stanley Kubrick? I have seen only about a third of his movies and I can honestly say most of them are irreplaceable! His knowledge of photography, aesthetics and the uniqueness of every single movie he ever made were too good to be ruined by an occasional crude story or performance. He put the visual feel of the movie first and everything else second. That's why "A life in pictures" is the perfect title. It's about a strange and eccentric man who forever enriched the movie world .


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