Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures

Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures is a 2001 documentary about the life and work of Stanley Kubrick, famed film director, made by his long-time assistant Jan Harlan. 135 minutes long, it consists of several 15-minute chapters, each detailing the making of one of his films – and two more showing his childhood and life.
Jan Harlan managed to get many of Kubrick’s collaborators together for interviews, including Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Keir Dullea, Arthur C. Clarke, Malcolm McDowell, Gy├Ârgy Ligeti and Matthew Modine.
The film contains some rare footage, including from the Kubrick family home videos and on film sets, and clips from Fear and Desire – Kubrick’s first feature and his only film that is not commercially available to the home-viewing public.

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  1. As a student of film, Stanley Kubrick is definitely one of my favorite directors. An actual real perfectionist that lived by his own rules, who was leaps and bounds ahead of the audience that he created the movies for. A great documentary, check it out!

  2. I can see how this documentary could set the pace for a very fun day with a bunch of friends, good weed, elaborated food potluck, big home screen with surround sound in a comfy home.
    This would set the scene for a full day of viewing all the films discussed in depth in the doc. Each films would be followed by the appropriate segment of this doc….and then an other joint…lol
    At one time in my youth, we did such get together and if it was in the summer, we would have Hacky Sack brakes.

  3. Had no idea how few Movies, Kubrick made.I loved the sign “No touching strict continiuty in place” at the buffet table from DR STRANGELOVE however eyes wide shut , in no way does London pass for New York the touch was eluding him.

  4. One of the best, if not the best documentary about Mr. Kubrick I have ever seen.