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Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 2 May 2001 (USA)
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:
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Himself (archive footage)
Barbara Kroner ...
Herself, Stanley Kubrick's sister
Steven Marcus ...
Himself, professor, Stanley Kubrick's schoolfriend
Alexander Singer ...
Himself (as Alex Singer)
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Himself
Irene Kane ...
Herself (as Chris Chase)
Sybil Taylor ...
Herself
James B. Harris ...
Himself
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Herself
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Himself
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Herself
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Himself (as Sir Peter Ustinov)
Louis C. Blau ...
Himself
Anthony Frewin ...
Himself
Alex Cox ...
Himself
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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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Shelley Duvall: [about working with Kubrick on The Shining] Did you see Groundhog Day?
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impressive documentary on one of the most mysterious filmmakers of all time
3 July 2006 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

This impressive documentary covers most of Stanley Kubrick's work, through the recollections of major figures in the film industry that, somehow, came into contact with this legendary director. Tom Cruise's presentation is no good, but all the rest works. Nevertheless, the "great absent" in this picture is Kubrick himself. All the way I was waiting for a glimpse at the real, flesh and blood Stanley Kubrick talking about his work. His voice appears briefly, in a recorded speech about "2001", but he doesn't say anything, really. The absence of significant footage with the central figure of this documentary, enhances the mystery surrounding the resources and hidden agenda behind most of his films. Anyway, while watching carefully one of the many pictures of Kubrick's childhood - the one where he's playing the piano with his sister, you can see something beyond those apparently innocent, childish eyes, something that reminded me of the kid in "The Shining".


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