Behind the Lens: Stanley Kubrick

19 04 2007

Stanley Kubrick has been selected to be featured in our latest installment of “Behind the Lens.” This is a special acknowledgment to directors who have made us think and refuse to give into the current trend. What they have offered us are original, daring visions often ignored or misunderstood by the masses. We salute you.

kubrick.jpgStanley Kubrick
Born: July 26, 1928
Best Known For: 1971’s A Clockwork Orange
If ever there was a director who has had a lasting impact on the cinematic landscape, it would be Stanley Kubrick. The director film catalog is filled with unique visions and timeless movies. Kubrick passed away without ever winning an Academy Award for his innovations, but people seemed outraged for Martin Scorsese who isn’t even half the director Kubrick was. His career started with Paths of Glory and Lolita, but really hit its stride with cult hits Dr. Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining and Full Metal Jacket. He blazed his name as one of Hollywood’s most passionate directors as the man passed while filming the Tom Cruise-Nicole Kidman vehicle, Eyes Wide Shut. His final film was met with mixed reviews and a lukewarm reception at the box office, a rather horrible way to end such an illustrious legacy. However, the late-director’s influence can be felt throughout many of the current indie hits. Despite never winning the gold, Kubrick – we salute you for striving to form a career that was both different and groundbreaking.
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Must See

A Clockwork Orange
Dr. Strangelove
2001: A Space Odyssey
Full Metal Jacket
The Shining

Worth a rent
Lolita
Path of Glory
Eyes Wide Shut

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4 02 2008
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