Stanley Kubrick

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Stanley Kubrick

American film director, writer, producer, and photographeradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1928.

Countries: United States (47%), United Kingdom (22%), (9%)

Main connections: Steven Spielberg, A Clockwork Orange (film), The Shining (film)

Linked to: Museum of Modern Art, Carl Zeiss AG, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Panavision




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Stanley Kubrick was born in 1928 add something


His sister, Barbara Mary Kubrick, was born in 1934. add something


Kubrick's father taught him chess at age twelve, and the game remained a lifelong obsession. add something


Kubrick attended William Howard Taft High School from 1941 to 45. add something


He graduated in 1945, but his poor grades, combined with the demand for college admissions from soldiers returning from the Second World War, eliminated hope of higher education. add something


He became an apprentice photographer for Look in 1946, and later a full-time staff photographer. add something


In 1946, since he was not able to gain admission to day session classes at colleges, he briefly attended evening classes at the &City_College_of_New_York. add something


Now Dig This: The Unspeakable Writings of Terry Southern, 1950–1995. add something


Anthony Harvey - He soon found himself in high demand, and went on to edit a sequence of British films in the 1950s and early 1960s, developing fruitful working relationships with several major directors of the period including Anthony Asquith, Roy and John Boulting, Bryan Forbes, Martin Ritt, and UK-based American director Stanley Kubrick


Day of the Fight was part of RKO-Pathe's "This Is America" series. add something


In 1951, Kubrick's friend Alex Singer persuaded him to start making short documentaries for The March of Time, a provider of newsreels to movie theatres. add something


Kubrick agreed, and shot the independently financed Day of the Fight in 1951. add something


He met his second wife, the Austrian-born dancer and theatrical designer Ruth Sobotka, in 1952. add something


They lived together in New York's East Village from 1952 until their marriage on January 15, 1955. add something


In 1956, Kubrick was announced as director of Gun's Up, the working title for the production of Charles Neider's novel The Authentic Death of Hendry Jones to be produced by Marlon Brando. add something


Kola Kwariani - He had a role in Stanley Kubrick's 1956 film "The Killing", in the role of a chess-playing wrestler named Maurice Oboukhoff, who is hired to start a fight and so create a diversion during a heist


Kola Kwariani - The picture of Kola Kwariani, Stanley Kubrick, and Sterling Hayden appeared on cover of Chess Review magazine in March 1956


Kubrick's next film, Paths of Glory, was released in 1957. add something


Geraud Reveilhac - Stanley Kubrick's 1957 film "Paths of Glory" is partly based on these events


Ralph Meeker - In 1957, he appeared in Stanley Kubrick's "Paths of Glory", playing the convicted soldier, Corporal Paris


Paths of Glory - "'Paths of Glory"' is a 1957 American anti-war film by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel of the same name by Humphrey Cobb


Christiane Kubrick - She was born into a theatrical family, and was the wife of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick from 1958 until his death in 1999


Kubrick received two awards from major film festivals: "Best Director" from the Locarno International Film Festival in 1959 for Killer's Kiss, and "Filmcritica Bastone Bianco Award" at the Venice Film Festival in 1999 for Eyes Wide Shut. add something


In 1960 he expanded on his reasoning, telling an interviewer: "When I left Brando's picture, it still didn't have a finished script. add something


John Gavin - Gavin appeared in the classic thriller "Psycho" for director Alfred Hitchcock, the epic "Spartacus" directed by Stanley Kubrick, and the 1920s-era Julie Andrews musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie" for George Roy Hill, again for producer Ross Hunter


Childhood's End - In the 1960s, director Stanley Kubrick was interested in making a film adaptation of the novel, but blacklisted director Abraham Polonsky had already optioned it


Roberta Shore - Later she played Ricky Summers in the 1960 movie "Because They're Young", and had another uncredited role, as Lorna in Stanley Kubrick's 1962 version of "Lolita"


Spartacus (film) - "'Spartacus"' is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Kirk Douglas as the rebellious slave of the title


Peter Sellers - In 1962, Stanley Kubrick asked Sellers to play the role of Clare Quilty in Lolita opposite James Mason and Shelley Winters.


Hayley Mills - Mills was considered for the role of Lolita Haze in Stanley Kubrick's 1962 film version of "Lolita"


Sue Lyon - When she was 14 years old, she was cast in the role of Dolores "Lolita" Haze, the sexually charged adolescent and the object of an older man's obsessions in Stanley Kubrick's 1962 film "Lolita"


The Crying of Lot 49 - "Lolita" introduced the word "nymphet" to describe a girl between the ages of nine and fourteen, sexually attractive to the pedophile main character, Humbert Humbert and it was used in the novel's adaptation to cinema in 1962 by Stanley Kubrick


City Lights - In a 1963 interview in the American magazine "Cinema", Stanley Kubrick rated "City Lights" as fifth among his top ten films


Dr. Strangelove - Cold War - Strangelove"', is a 1964 black comedy film that satirizes the cold war fears of a nuclear conflict between the U.S. and the US. The film was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick, stars Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, and features Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, and Slim Pickens


Kubrick himself denied that he was a pessimist, and summarized his views in a 1968 interview with Playboy: "The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent, but if we can come to terms with the indifference, our existence as a species can have genuine meaning. add something


Mel Brooks - In 1968 Brooks received an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for the film, beating such writers as Stanley Kubrick and John Cassavetes.


Terry Southern - "Blue Movie" was published in the fall of 1970, with a dedication to Stanley Kubrick


Adrienne Corri - Despite having significant roles in many films, Adrienne Corri is likely to be remembered for one of her smaller parts, that of Mrs. Alexander, the wife of the writer Frank Alexander, in the 1971 Stanley Kubrick dystopian film "A Clockwork Orange"


Marisa Berenson - Eventually she was cast in several prominent film roles, including Gustav von Aschenbach's wife in Luchino Visconti's 1971 film "Death in Venice", the Jewish department store heiress Natalia Landauer in the 1972 film "Cabaret", for which she received some acclaim , and the tragic beauty Lady Lyndon in the Stanley Kubrick film "Barry Lyndon"


One Million Years B.C. - Stock footage depicting the landslide was reused for Alex's dream in Stanley Kubrick's 1971 film "A Clockwork Orange"


Godfrey Quigley - " He appeared in two Stanley Kubrick films; first as the moral prison chaplain in the 1971 film "A Clockwork Orange", later as Captain Grogan in the 1975 film "Barry Lyndon"


Alexis Rockman - "Biosphere" draws references from science fiction cinema, particularly the opening scene of the 1971 film "Silent Running"', as well as Stanley Kubrick's "2001", and Ridley Scott's "Alien"


One of Kubrick's longest collaborations was with Leon Vitali, who, after playing the older Lord Bullingdon in Barry Lyndon, became Kubrick's personal assistant, working as the casting director on his following films, and supervising film-to-video transfers for Kubrick. add something


In early 1973, Kubrick re-released $A_Clockwork_Orange (A_Clockwork_Orange_(film)) to cinemas in the United States with footage modified so that it could get its rating reduced to an R. This enabled many more newspapers to advertise it, since in 1972 many newspapers had stopped carrying any advertising for X-rated films due to the new association of that rating with pornography. add something


Bob Anderson (fencer) - His stature in Hollywood was cemented when he was selected by Stanley Kubrick in 1974 to act as the sword master for "Barry Lyndon"


Frederick the Great - Although Frederick is never seen on screen, he is mentioned several times in Stanley Kubrick's 1975 film "Barry Lyndon"


The Shining (film) - Before making "The Shining", Stanley Kubrick directed the 1975 movie "Barry Lyndon", a highly visual period film about an Irish man who attempts to make his way into the English aristocracy


Seminci - For example, the premiere in Spain of Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange" at the 1975 festival is still recalled as a landmark


Wolf Kahler - Kahler played the Prince of Tübingen in Stanley Kubrick's 1975 film, "Barry Lyndon"


In 1976, production designer Ken Adam, who had worked with Kubrick on Dr. Strangelove and Barry Lyndon, asked Kubrick to visit the recently completed 007 Stage at Pinewood Studios to provide advice on how to light the enormous soundstage, which had been built and prepared for the James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me. Kubrick agreed to consult when it was promised that nobody would ever know of his involvement. add something


R. Lee Ermey - He first played a Marine drill instructor in the 1978 Vietnam-era film "The Boys in Company "C", which brought Ermey to the attention of Stanley Kubrick in later years


The Shining, released in 1980, was adapted from the novel of the same name by bestselling horror writer Stephen King. add something


Summer of '42 - In Stanley Kubrick's 1980 film version of Stephen King's "The Shining", Wendy is shown watching "Summer of '42" on television


Sorcerer (film) - Like Stanley Kubrick, Friedkin consistently claimed during the 1980s and 1990s that he preferred the home video releases of his films to be presented in the fullframe format


Garrett Brown - Steadicam was used extensively on Stanley Kubrick's 1980 classic horror film "The Shining", starring Jack Nicholson


The Shining (novel) - The novel was adapted into a feature film "The Shining" in 1980 by director Stanley Kubrick, with a screenplay co-written with Diane Johnson, which is regarded by some as one of the greatest films of all time


The Shining (film) - "'The Shining"' is a 1980 British-American psychological horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, co-written with novelist Diane Johnson, and starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, and Scatman Crothers


Gary Sherman (director) - Avco-Embassy producer Ronald Shusett asked Sherman to direct the 1981 horror film "Dead & Buried", and Sherman followed that film with the action-thriller "Vice Squad" shot by Stanley Kubrick's DP John Alcott


Anton Furst - Vietnam War - He went on to create convincing Vietnam War settings, without leaving England, for Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket" , and in 1991 designed the themes for the Planet Hollywood restaurant in New York


Howard Antony - Antony made his acting debut in 1987, playing a very minor role in the Stanley Kubrick film "Full Metal Jacket", which was being filmed on location in east London


R. Lee Ermey - For the next few years, Ermey played a series of minor film roles until 1987, when he was cast as tough drill instructor Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket"


Papillon Soo Soo - Me love you long time," and "Me sucky sucky" lines in Stanley Kubrick's 1987 film "Full Metal Jacket", which continues to be referenced in popular culture and was sampled by both rap group 2 Live Crew and solo rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot in their respective songs "Me So Horny" and "Baby Got Back"


Matthew Modine - Modine might be best known for his role as Private Joker, the central character of Stanley Kubrick's 1987 war movie "Full Metal Jacket"


Gustav Hasford - "The Short-Timers" became a best-seller and was adapted into the 1987 feature film "Full Metal Jacket", directed by Stanley Kubrick


A new screenplay was written by Steven Spielberg based on a 90-page story treatment done in 1990 by Ian Watson which in turn had closely followed Kubrick's stated directives. add something


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Vinessa Shaw - Shaw has starred in numerous motion pictures since the early 1990s and has had her most memorable roles in Disney's 1993 Halloween film "Hocus Pocus", "Ladybugs" , Stanley Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut" , the 2006 remake of Wes Craven's horror picture "The Hills Have Eyes", as well as the romance film "Two Lovers" , in which she starred alongside Joaquin Phoenix and Gwyneth Paltrow


A 1994 article in American Cinematographer says, "When Stanley Kubrick made '2001: a Space Odyssey' in 1968, he claimed to have been first to fly actor/astronauts on wires with the camera on the ground, shooting vertically while the actor's body covered the wires" but observes that Klushantsev had preceded him in this. add something


Johanna ter Steege - In 1994, after Julia Roberts and Uma Thurman declined, Stanley Kubrick cast her for his adaptation of Louis Begley's novel "Wartime Lies"


Also noted in scholarly paper Stanley Kubrick: The Odysseys by Fabrice Jaumont given at a Universite Charles de Gaulle Conference in 1995. add something


An earlier 1995 tongue-in-cheek article promoted essentially the same mock hoax about Kubrick, and was deemed sincere by some readers. add something


Chris Cunningham - After seeing Cunningham's work on the 1995 film version of "Judge Dredd", Stanley Kubrick head-hunted Cunningham to design and supervise animatronic tests of the central robot child character in his version of the film "A.I. Artificial Intelligence"


Sara Maitland - In 1995 she worked with Stanley Kubrick on the film "A.I. Artificial Intelligence"


L'Wren Scott - Scott has designed costumes for several films; "Diabolique" with Sharon Stone, "Ocean's Thirteen" with Ellen Barkin, Stanley Kubrick's final film "Eyes Wide Shut" and Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones documentary "Shine a Light" with Mick Jagger, with whom she has been romantically linked since 2001


The Venice Film Festival awarded him the "Career Golden Lion" in 1997. add something


Although Kubrick was almost seventy years of age, he worked relentlessly for 15 months in order to get the film out by its planned release date of July 16, 1999. add something


In 1999, following Kubrick's death, Spielberg took the various drafts and notes left by Kubrick and his writers and composed a new screenplay and, in association with what remained of Kubrick's production unit, made the movie A.I. Artificial Intelligence. add something


Kubrick won this award in 1999, one year prior to its being renamed in his honor. add something


The agreement was honored until after Kubrick's death in 1999, when in 2000 it was revealed by Adam in the 2000 documentary Inside 'The Spy Who Loved Me'. add something


They remained together until his death in 1999. add something


When he died in 1999, Warner Home Video released these films with the transfers that Kubrick approved. add something


Kubrick sent an unfinished preview copy to the stars and producers a few months before release, but his sudden death on March 7, 1999 came a few days after he finished editing add something


On March 7, 1999, four days after screening a final cut of "Eyes Wide Shut" for his family and the stars, Kubrick died in his sleep of natural causes at the age of 70 add something


Although Kubrick was almost seventy years of age, he worked relentlessly for 15 months in order to get the film out by its planned release date of July 16, 1999 add something


Terry Southern - Around this time Stanley Kubrick requested some sample dialogue for a planned film adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's book "Traumnovelle" which was to star Steve Martin, but Southern's bawdy submissions reportedly sabotaged any prospect of further involvement; Kubrick eventually made the film shortly before his death in 1999


Alan Cumming - He had prominent roles in the "Spy Kids" trilogy, "X-Men 2" , Stanley Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut" and played Saturninus in the 1999 Julie Taymor film production of "Titus"


Tom Cruise - In 1999, Cruise costarred with wife Nicole Kidman in the erotic Stanley Kubrick film Eyes Wide Shut, and played motivational speaker Frank T.J. Mackey in the ensemble film Magnolia, for which he received another Golden Globe and nomination for an Academy Award.


Chris Isaak - In 1999, Isaak's "Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing" was featured in Stanley Kubrick's final film, "Eyes Wide Shut"


Nicole Kidman - In 1999, Kidman reunited with husband, Tom Cruise, to portray a married couple in Eyes Wide Shut, the final film of Stanley Kubrick.


Frederic Raphael - In 1999, Raphael published "Eyes Wide Open", a memoir of his collaboration with the director Stanley Kubrick on the screenplay of "Eyes Wide Shut", Kubrick's final movie


Marco Kreuzpaintner - In 1999, he assumed the role of German dubbing assistant for the Stanley Kubrick film "Eyes Wide Shut"


Vinessa Shaw - In 1999, she was cast in a small yet significant role by the legendary Stanley Kubrick in his final film "Eyes Wide Shut", playing an HIV-positive prostitute who is encountered by Tom Cruise's character


In 2000, BAFTA renamed their Britannia lifetime achievement award the Stanley Kubrick Britannia award add something


Kubrick personally pulled the film from release in the United Kingdom after receiving death threats after a series of copycat crimes based on the film; it was thus banned completely until after Kubrick's death, and not re-released until 2000 add something


A Clockwork Orange (film) - In 2000, the film was released on VHS and $ DVD, both individually and as part of "The Stanley Kubrick Collection" DVD set


Following "2001" , Kubrick planned to make a film about the life of the French emperor Napoleon add something


Steven Spielberg - In 2001, Spielberg filmed fellow director and friend Stanley Kubrick's final project, A.I. Artificial Intelligence which Kubrick was unable to begin during his lifetime.


In 2002, the French documentary film maker William Karel made initial plans for a documentary on Stanley Kubrick, but changed course add something


David Lean - Acclaimed by directors including Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick, Lean was voted 9th greatest film director of all time in the British Film Institute "Sight & Sound" "Directors' Top Directors" poll 2002


A Clockwork Orange (film) - In 2006, Warner Bros announced the September publication of a two-disc special edition featuring a Malcolm McDowell commentary, and the releases of other two-disc sets of Stanley Kubrick films


Jean-Jacques Beineix - In Fall 2006 he published the first volume of his autobiography, "Les Chantiers de la gloire" This title clearly alludes to the French title of Stanley Kubrick's film, Les Sentiers de la gloire


Posthumously, the Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival awarded him the "Honorary Grand Prize" for life achievement in 2008 add something


In 2009, an exhibition of paintings and photos inspired by Kubrick's films was held in Dublin, Ireland, entitled 'Stanley Kubrick: Taming Light' add something


In 2010, painter Carlos Ramos held an exhibition entitled "Kubrick" in Los Angeles, featuring paintings in a variety of styles based on scenes from Stanley Kubrick films add something


In 2011, Taschen published the book, "Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon: The Greatest Movie Never Made", a large volume compilation of literature and source documents from Kubrick, such as scene photo ideas and copies of letters Kubrick wrote and received add something


Trois couleurs magazine - The special issues were often related to historical events: for example, an issue was dedicated to the Stanley Kubrick exhibition of the Cinémathèque Française in 2011


A 2012-2013 retrospective of Kubrick's film at Los Angeles County Museum of Art is showing all of Kubrick's films over a period of two months, but does not include "A.I." add something


During an interview in late 2012, he sums up his feelings about working with Kubrick: add something


In 2012, the documentary film "Room 237" was released, which speculates about overt and hidden meanings behind the "The Shining" add something


In his 2012 book, "Stanley Kubrick & Me", he describes his personal experiences, saying that Kubrick wasn't simply his "employer but his university," and that he was, "really like a father add something


"Encyclopedia of American Cinema for Smartphones and Mobile Devices", 2012 and was critically acclaimed and admired within the industry, establishing Kubrick as a major up-and-coming young filmmaker add something


On October 30, 2012, an exhibition devoted to Kubrick opened at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art , set to run through June 2013 add something


On November 7, 2012, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in conjunction with the LACMA exhibition, celebrated Kubrick's life and career add something


In March 2013, director Steven Spielberg, who previously collaborated with Kubrick on "A.I. Artificial Intelligence", announced that he would be developing "Napoleon" as a TV miniseries based on Kubrick's original screenplay add something


In October 2013, the Brazil Sao Paulo International Film Festival paid tribute to Kubrick, staging an exhibit of his work and a retrospective of his films add something


Steven Spielberg - In March 2013, Spielberg announced being "developing a Stanley Kubrick screenplay for a miniseries, not for a motion picture, about the life of Napoleon


The exhibit is scheduled to open at the Toronto International Film Festival in late 2014 add something


In April 2018, the month that marked the 50th anniversary of "2001: A Space Odyssey", the International Astronomical Union named the largest mountain of Pluto's moon Charon after Kubrick add something