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Stanley Kubrick Retrospective and Exhibition Comes to LA; Vote in Our Kubrick Poll

by Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage
August 16, 2012 3:37 PM
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Kubrick’s films will be represented through a thoughtful selection of archival material, annotated scripts, photography, costumes, cameras and equipment, set models, original promotional materials, and props. The interdisciplinary exhibition draws attention to Kubrick’s fixation with historical research and his visionary adaptations of influences from the fine arts, design, and architecture, and enables visitors to experience the cinematic journey of one of the great artists of the twentieth century. The exhibition also includes sections dedicated to projects that were never completed, as well as to the special effects (visual and auditory) developed by Kubrick and his team.

Here's my ranking of the 12 Kubrick films between 1955's "Killer's Kiss" and 1999's "Eyes Wide Shut": What's your favorite?

    1. A Clockwork Orange
    2. Dr. Strangelove
    3. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    4. Paths of Glory
    5. The Shining
    6. Barry Lyndon
    7. Spartacus
    8. Lolita
    9. The Killing
    10. Full Metal Jacket
    11. Eyes Wide Shut
    12. Killer's Kiss


  • A Girl I Know | August 19, 2012 3:16 AMReply

    I must've watched A Clockwork Orange 7 times before I was able to finish it prior to falling asleep. That's not to say it was a boring film -- I was really tired at the time. In fact, I would watch it again and again because I remembered enjoying it so much. Only each time I would discover a new ending, and realize that my previously conceived ending had satisfied me, but as adventures go, I was whisked into uncharted territories and a fabulous new ending experience was before me. I was hooked before I knew it. Especially once I got to the real ending. Thanks, Stanley. =)

  • Edward | August 17, 2012 2:32 AMReply

    Someone might want to fix the typo about 1995's Killer Kiss, and since it's been shown on Turner Classic Movies recently, add 1953's Fear and Desire to the list.

  • JoeS | August 16, 2012 8:21 PMReply

    LACMA’s wording is very tricky here. They make it sound like this is the first ever American Retrospective of Kubrick’s films. I think they mean that it’s the first museum sponsored event with his family. Still, a lot of Media outlets are just calling it the First Retrospective – period.

    To wit. Other PRIOR “Kubrick Retrospectives”:

    Not to mention “Kubrick Retrospectives” in L.A.:

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