stanley kubrick

that's right folks. the master of it all. the genious. creator of the shining(voted 3rd for scariest movie this year by e! ..if you care); 2001 a space oddysey, lolita, Dr. Strangelove....blah blah, I could go on..but the most import movie in this case is:
A Clockwork orange
movies directed by stanly kubrick
Day of the Fight 1950
The Flying Padre 1951
The Seafarers 1952
fear and desire 1953
killer's kiss 1955
the killing 1956
paths of glory 1957
spartacus 1960
lolita 1962
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
2001: A space oddysey 1968
a clockwork orange 1971
barry lyndon 1975
the shining 1980
full metal jacket 1987
eyes wide shut 1999
ai----finished by spielberg 2001
click here for detailed filmatography

wow, kubrick. where do I start? first off he's one of the most brilliant directors and film makers of the 20th centurey. he's shaped ideals, sculpted the entertainment niche, coined phrases,.... just one of those all around founders of motion picture brilliance.

from lolita to ai, or a clockwork orange to dr. strange love. we have a wide selection of genre's to choose from and so many different ideas from just one man. it's a shame we had to lose such a brilliance, but he has left us with a legacy. his movies have spawned new generations of thinking and young filmmakers following his work and carrying on his legend.

who knows... maybe we'll see a "kubrick stare" sometime in the future.




The son of a physician, Kubrick was born in New York City on July 26, 1928.

When he was just 16 and in high school, Kubrick shot a photograph of a news vendor the day after President Franklin D. Roosevelt died and submitted it to Look magazine. Look printed the photo and soon hired him as a freelance photographer.

After creating a photo essay on boxing for Look, Kubrick used his savings to make a 16-minute documentary film, Day of the Fight, in 1950.

Later, and after making two further documentaries, Flying Padre and The Seafarers, Kubrick persuaded family members to invest money in a short feature film about a fictitious war called Fear and Desire. He managed to get the film shown in a few art-house theaters in New York, and quickly began making a name for himself.

Probably one of the first true independent filmmakers, Kubrick followed up with two low-budget crime thrillers, Killer’s Kiss and The Killing, then made his first major studio film, the powerful antiwar movie Paths of Glory, starring Kirk Douglas, in 1957.

He went on to receive Best Director Academy Award® nominations for Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and Barry Lyndon. Each of those films also earned Kubrick Best Screenplay nominations, as did Full Metal Jacket.

In addition, Dr. Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange and Barry Lyndon received Best Picture nominations.

Kubrick’s only Oscar® came for the special effects in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

In 1997, he received the D.W. Griffith Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Directors Guild of America.

That same year Kubrick began shooting Eyes Wide Shut, returning to filmmaking after a ten-year absence. He died in his sleep on March 7, 1999, soon after turning in his final cut of the film.

Released in July 1999, Eyes Wide Shut was the first Kubrick film to open at number one at the box office and became one of his biggest hits, earning acclaim for stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.


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