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"STANLEY KUBRICK - A Life In Pictures"

Several years ago, Seth Winston, my teacher, my friend, and my fellow Kubrick fan, invited me to an exclusive screening of Jan Harlan’s feature-length documentary, “STANLEY KUBRICK – A Life In Pictures,” at the Academy Theater on Wilshire in Beverly Hills.  Needless to say, it was an evening I would not soon forget.  The film offered a rare glimpse, not just behind the scenes of some of my favorite films of all time, but also into the private life of their legendary director.  

Unfortunately, as wonderful as the documentary was, few of my colleagues have had the opportunity to see it, since the film can only be purchased as part of the Stanley Kubrick Collection box set of DVDs.  (I had to buy mine second-hand on eBay.)  However, fortunately, with the advent of Youtube, clips of this documentary can now be viewed online.  If you have a moment to spare, I highly recommend that you check them out.  Film buffs and casual moviegoers alike will no doubt enjoy the anecdotes such luminaries as Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, and Sydney Pollack (just to name a few!) share of the man who was perhaps the greatest luminary in cinema history.  

The following clip features a Charlie Rose interview with Christiane Kubrick (Kubrick’s widow), Jan Harlan (Kubrick’s producer and brother-in-law), and the always energetic Martin Scorsese, in its entirety.  It's a great prelude to the documentary, in my opinion.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

-Dax

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Iq7AQdGvXE

about 12 years ago 0 likes  13 comments  0 shares
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I only just started watching the video, but this is so exciting, THANKS! I love Kubrick! Actually, I found a cool video of Peter Sellers trying out for Dr. Strangelove by doing accents over the phone. It's in my blog under "If you like accents." I've never seen Christiane Kubrick interviewed before. Awesome.
about 12 years ago
Stephen 93 stephen
The media made him out ot be some kind of recluse, strange Wellesian genius, but by many personal accounts he was really a down-to-earth guy... little known fact: He was an obsessive Simpsons fan...
about 12 years ago
Jasontobin 82 jasontobin
What can I say? I named my cat after him..
about 12 years ago
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So that's why Jason's cat has a fricking weird name! LOL And yes you can throw something at me because I don't know who the hell Kubrick is..perhaps I'd recognize him...I'll watch this at school in a few hours......I hate and love Charlie Rose, it's the only good show really in terms of interviewing BUT he always interrupts ppl...I'm always yelling at the TV for him to shut up b/c I don't care what he thinks....lol...and ppl think I'm this sweet lil innocent thing haha if only they knew what a Lion I am (I'm a leo) :P
about 12 years ago
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Okay, which Kubrick film should I see? I'm intrigued!
about 12 years ago
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Hey, thanks for sharing this. I will check it out. =)
about 12 years ago
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I finished watching it. Wow, there's definitely a painful dynamic going on btwn CK and CR, which I don't blame her for, as it must be very difficult to be having such obtuse conversation about the brilliant man who she understood so deeply, loved so much and who is now gone from her life. Interesting how CR doesn't understand that at all and just keeps pushing it. I think she must feel that she deserves to have just a little authority in light of her relationship with Kubrick (:
about 12 years ago
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Full Metal Jacket and A Clockwork Orange are definitely on my favorite movies of all time list, gonna check this out when I have time! What are your favorite Kubrick flicks?
about 12 years ago
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That Dax Phelan is so hot right now! And yes, you should watch all his films, except for Spartacus. If you all ever get another chance to see a Kubrick retrospective like the one that was featured at Broadway Cinematque, you should go. Tobin and I did and it was pure beauty.
about 12 years ago
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The interview was very enlightening for me. I've heard of him, but after watching the interview..... I could get a sense of what he was like. I've only watched "Eyes Wide Shut" and "Artificial Intelligence". Also, I find it's interesting that knowing a bit about the people working behind the scenes makes watching the actual film more intense. Well, anyways that's my opinion. =) Do you have any fave Kubrick films?
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Thanks Dax, I had not seen the interview, or indeed heard Christiane speak before. Kubrick was a master, but I do feel Charlie Rose seems to act as if he knows more about Kubrick then she did, and it appears to come across, to me anyway, but I always see things differently.
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I knew that Kubrick was highly regarded within the industry but it's cool to hear what these luminaries actually had to say about him. This sheds an interesting light on both the man and his work. One of my favorite music videos - The Universal by Blur pays homage to A Clockwork Orange in a cool way.
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Hey, thanks for sharing the prelude, I'll definite search for the documentary on youtube.
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