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Stanley Kubrick's Boxes (2008)

Stanley Kubrick's Boxes is a TV movie starring Jon Ronson, Anthony Frewin, and Jan Harlan. A few years after his death, the widow of Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) asks Jon Ronson to look through the contents of about 1,000 boxes of meticulously sorted materials Kubrick left. Ronson... See full summary »

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Anthony Frewin ... Himself (as Tony Frewin)
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... Herself
Manuel Harlan ... Himself
Anya Kubrick ... Herself
Julian Senior ... Himself
Vincent Tilsley ... Himself
Rick Senat ... Himself
Deborah Davis ... Herself - reader
Judy Tobey ... Herself
Van Boudreaux ... Himself - video maker
... Himself
Bernd Eichhorn ... Himself - archivist
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Vinny Fiorentino ... Himself (archive footage)
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A few years after his death, the widow of Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) asks Jon Ronson to look through the contents of about 1,000 boxes of meticulously sorted materials Kubrick left. Ronson finds that most contain materials reflecting work Kubrick did after the release of "Barry Lyndon " in 1975, when Kubrick's film output slowed down. Ronson finds audition tapes for "Full Metal Jacket," photographs to find the right hat for "Clockwork Orange" or the right doorway for "Eyes Wide Shut" -- thousands of details that went into Kubrick's meticulous approach. Ronson believes that the boxes show "the rhythm of genius." Interviews with family, staff, and friends are included. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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"The rhythm of genius". Every Kubrick fan will love this documentary.
23 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

To be quite honest, and I say this as a major Kubrick fan, hoping to direct films myself one day, that I learned more about the man from this one documentary than I have any other. It is short, yes, but it describes the genius and eccentricity of Kubrick so well.

I really can understand Jon Ronson when he says he was privileged by the experience, going through the so called "kubrick boxes" getting an incredible insight in Kubrick's mind. Also I was relieved when they in the end said that the boxes where now stored in a London film school for preservation and educational purposes.

There really isn't anything wrong about this documentary, other than Jon Ronson's bad habit of giving some rather silly and stupid movie references in the middle of interviews and as I said earlier, it was a little short. If Jon Ronson ever decided to make a longer cut of this documentary, I would love too see it.


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