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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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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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Great tribute to a great director
2 May 2001 | by (Lincoln, Nebraska, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this film April 26th at Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival in Champaign, Illinois. I found it to be a thorough and captivating overview of the life of a brilliant director. There is much in this documentary that is new, as many of the interviews were conducted following Kubrick's death in 1999.

While this documentary does present a fairly glowing portrayal of Kubrick, there is the occasional comment regarding his darker side (which, frankly, was not really all that dark). This film basically serves as a tribute to Kubrick from his family and friends. And what's wrong with that?

If you want to know something about this irreplaceable film maker, this is the documentary to watch.


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