Stanley Kubrick: A Life In Pictures

Overview

Stanley Kubrick was one of the most acclaimed and controversial filmmakers of his generation, but he was also an intensely private man who rarely gave interviews and produced most of his films under a shroud of secrecy, which tended to foster a great deal of rumor and speculation about his working methods. Jan Harlan, who worked as Kubrick's assistant and executive producer on several projects (and was also his brother-in-law), directed this documentary, which offers a rare in-depth look into Kubrick's career as ...
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Overview

Stanley Kubrick was one of the most acclaimed and controversial filmmakers of his generation, but he was also an intensely private man who rarely gave interviews and produced most of his films under a shroud of secrecy, which tended to foster a great deal of rumor and speculation about his working methods. Jan Harlan, who worked as Kubrick's assistant and executive producer on several projects (and was also his brother-in-law), directed this documentary, which offers a rare in-depth look into Kubrick's career as a filmmaker, structured around interviews with a number of actors, writers, technicians, composers, friends, and family who speak on the record about his relentless perfectionism, his creative vision, his life both on and off the set, his relationships with actors, his unrealized projects, and his importance and influence as an artist. Among those who share their thoughts in Stanley Kubrick -- A Life In Pictures are actors Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Malcolm McDowell, Peter Ustinov, and Keir Dullea; writers Arthur C. Clarke and Michael Herr; special effects artist Douglas Trumbull; composers Wendy Carlos and Gyorgy Ligeti; filmmakers Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Paul Mazursky, and Sydney Pollack; and Kubrick's spouse Christiane Kubrick. Stanley Kubrick -- A Life In Pictures was originally produced as a television project, to be aired in three parts, though the project was shown in its entirety at the 2001 Berlin Film Festival.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Tom Wiener
We are not likely to see another documentary this comprehensive on a major film director for some time, and the key credit here is director Jan Harlan. He was the late Stanley Kubrick's brother-in-law and sometime producer, and it's clear that his relationship to his subject allowed him access to not only a mind-boggling lineup of interview subjects (when was the last time you saw Jack Nicholson interviewed on camera about anything?), but also to behind-the-scenes footage of Kubrick as well as home movies of the man and his family. (The amusing sidelight -- his daughters appeared to be very reluctant subjects for Daddy's camera.) The drawback to Harlan's authorized approach is a skewed view of its controversial subject. There are occasional demurrals on the party line -- what a great filmmaker and misunderstood man the reclusive Kubrick was (the film prefers "private" to reclusive) -- but they get swept away in a torrent of admiration. A more balanced portrait will surely come, but it won't be able to match the production values and access to key collaborative figures this film offers.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/23/2007
  • UPC: 085391187592
  • Original Release: 2001
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  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 2:22:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 16,104

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Woody Allen Participant
Martin Scorsese Participant
Steven Spielberg Participant
Jack Nicholson Participant
Tom Cruise Voice Only
Nicole Kidman Participant
Alan Parker Participant
Paul Mazursky Participant
Sydney Pollack Participant
Malcolm McDowell Participant
Shelley Duvall Participant
Matthew Modine Participant
Peter Ustinov Participant
Ken Adam Participant
Gyorgy Ligeti Participant
Douglas Trumbull Participant
James B. Harris Participant
Tony Palmer Participant
Alex Cox Participant
John Calley Participant
Steven Berkoff Participant
Wendy Carlos Participant
Arthur C. Clarke Participant
Allen Daviau Participant
Keir Dullea Participant
Michael Herr Participant
Richard Schickel Participant
Chris Chase Participant
Marie Windsor Participant
Jan Harlan Participant
Leon Vitali Participant
Milena Canonero Participant
Margaret Adams Participant
Douglas Milsome Participant
Steven Marcus Participant
Technical Credits
Jan Harlan Director, Producer
Melanie Cuneo Editor
Anthony Frewin Associate Producer
Manuel Harlan Camera Operator, Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures
1. Introduction [2:49]
2. Early Life [3:28]
3. Photography [2:56]
4. Day of the Fight [1:07]
5. Fear and Desire [1:36]
6. Killer's Kiss [1:25]
7. The Killing [4:53]
8. Paths of Glory [5:42]
9. Audio Interview [1:02]
10. Spartacus [6:06]
11. Lolita [5:12]
12. Dr. Strangelove or: How I... [10:16]
13. 2001: A Space Odyssey [18:41]
14. Napoleon [1:53]
15. Family Life [1:21]
16. A Clockwork Orange [2:10]
17. Stanley's Way [9:14]
18. Barry Lyndon [5:09]
19. The Shining [9:18]
20. Involvement [8:46]
21. Full Metal Jacket [3:57]
22. Aryan Papers [7:55]
23. A.I. Artificial Intelligence [1:51]
24. World in His Kitchen [1:35]
25. Eyes Wide Shut [2:34]
26. Legacy [12:57]
27. Montage and End Credits [5:23]
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Disc #1 -- Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures
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      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
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