Stanley Kubrick Exhibition – Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Photos by Emily Nguyen

Posted in 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, Dr Strangelove, Eyes Wide Shut, Full Metal Jacket, LACMA, Stanley Kubrick, The Shining on July 21st 2013 by Randy Reichardt

.: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art recently featured an exhibition on Stanley Kubrick.  On Facebook today, I discovered a set of photos taken by Emily Nguyen during her visit to the exhibit in November 2012.  A must-see if you are a Kubrick fan.  I am grateful that Emily has made her photo album public so others can view it.

From the LACMA website: “Stanley Kubrick was known for exerting complete artistic control over his projects; in doing so, he reconceived the genres in which he worked. The exhibition covers the breadth of Kubrick’s practice, beginning with his early photographs for Look magazine, taken in the 1940s, and continuing with his groundbreaking directorial achievements of the 1950s through the 1990s. His films are represented through a selection of annotated scripts, production photography, lenses and cameras, set models, costumes, and props. In addition, the exhibition explores Napoleon and The Aryan Papers, two projects that Kubrick never completed, as well as the technological advances developed and utilized by Kubrick and his team. By featuring this legendary film auteur and his oeuvre as the focus of his first retrospective in the context of an art museum, the exhibition reevaluates how we define the artist in the 21st century, and simultaneously expands upon LACMA’s commitment to exploring the intersection of art and film.”

2001: Happy 40th Birthday

Posted in 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick on April 5th 2008 by Randy Reichardt

.: Taras forwarded me a link to a post by Tim Lucas, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the release date (06 April 1968) of 2001: A Space Odyssey, my all-time favorite film. I didn’t see it when it was released in April 1968, it wasn’t on my radar for some reason. I did see it in December that year, at the King’s Theatre on Portage Avenue in Winnipeg, with my friend Alan Dyer. In his post, Lucas captures the brilliance of this ground-breaking movie, why it is and will remain Kubrick‘s masterpiece, and one of the most important motion pictures of all time. Arthur C Clarke, who wrote the novel and co-authored the screenplay with Kubrick, passed away in March, just before the 40th anniversary of 2001’s release. 2001 introduced me to Clarke’s writing, which I have read and enjoyed for many decades.

As Lucas says about 2001, “It is what it is.”