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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:
Stanley Kubrick ... Himself (archive footage)
Barbara Kroner Barbara Kroner ... Herself, Stanley Kubrick's sister
Steven Marcus Steven Marcus ... Himself, professor, Stanley Kubrick's schoolfriend
Alexander Singer Alexander Singer ... Himself - Schoolfriend & Film Director (as Alex Singer)
Paul Mazursky ... Himself
Irene Kane Irene Kane ... Herself (as Chris Chase)
Sybil Taylor Sybil Taylor ... Herself - Schoolfriend
James B. Harris ... Himself
Marie Windsor ... Herself
Richard Schickel ... Himself
Christiane Kubrick ... Herself
Peter Ustinov ... Himself (as Sir Peter Ustinov)
Louis C. Blau Louis C. Blau ... Himself
Anthony Frewin 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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2 May 2001 (USA) See more »

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Martin Scorsese: [on Paths of Glory] It was so honest, it was shocking.
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Alternate Versions

When this was shown in the UK, it was split into three parts and shown over 3 seperate nights. The first part focused on all of Kubrick's works up to and including 'Dr. Strangelove (1963)', BBC2 (the channel it was being shown on) then screened 'The Day Of The Fight (1951)'. The second part was shown the following night, which showed his works from '2001: A Space Oddysey (1968)' up to and including 'Barry Lyndon (1975)'. BBC2 then screened 'The Flying Padre (1951)' and finally aired the third and final installment, including all of his works throughout the 80s and 90s, on the third night. See more »

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INTERESTING, INFORMATIVE, AND ENTERTAINING
8 July 2002 | by odor007See all my reviews

This was a very well made documentary focusing on the life and the films of the late and masterful, Stanley Kubrick. Everyone from Woody Allen and Nicole Kidman to family members are interviewed throughout this piece, showing how the director was seen by those most involved in his life. The documentary seemed to go chronologically through the more famous works of Kubrick, and stopped to tell tales of Kubrick's perfectionism, his conflict, personal struggles for both the actors and the director, and even unique technological achivements Kubrick made along the way. This documentary taught me quite a bit of things I never knew about Kubrick, one the greatest directors that has ever lived, and stays entertaining while being interesting and informative. If you loved movies like "Eyes Wide Shut," "Full Metal Jacket," "Dr. Strangelove," or "A Clockwork Orange," you're sure to appreciate the behind the scenes looks at not only the set and filming, but at the directors' rollercoaster of a private life as well.


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