Stanley Kubrick at LACMA
Following a tour through European cities from Frankfurt to Amsterdam and Paris, the Stanley Kubrick retrospective opened in November at Los Angeles’ LACMA, becoming the first large scale exhibition of the legendary director’s work in the US.
Even as we near the 15th anniversary of Kubrick’s death, he remains a stalwart presence in the world of cinema, his oeuvre encompassing such influential films as 1960’s “Lolita”, 1980’s “The Shining”, and 1999’s “Eyes Wide Shut”; his iconic cinematography still studied and revered by his contemporaries.
The installation, designed by Patti Podesta, covers a body of work from the 1950s to his death in the late 1990s, and features over 1,000 objects culled from the late filmmaker’s personal archives, including his camera lenses and annotated scripts, costumes and props, even the beginnings of projects that were never completed.
You’ll find rare issues of the long-defunct Look Magazine, for which Kubrick was a staff photographer in the 1940s, a collection of miniature models of set designs, including the War Room in 1964’s Oscar-winning “Dr. Strangelove”, alongside a wall of film markers from his many film productions, and a smattering of his personal belongings including scrapbooks and a chess set.
The exhibit runs until June 30, 2013, and LACMA is also screening Kubrick’s films in chronological order – check the website for the full schedule.