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

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood August 16, 2012 at 3:37PM

LACMA and The Academy will co-present the first US retrospective exhibition of Stanley Kubrick. The retrospective, which launched in Frankfurt and has toured Berlin, Melbourne, Ghent, Zurich, Rome, Paris, and Amsterdam, was developed in collaboration with the Kubrick Estate and the Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt, but will be designed specifically for LACMA by film production designer Patti Podesta.
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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

This article is related to: Stanley Kubrick, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, News, Los Angeles


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.