Alright, this might not really qualify as news, but what it does qualify as is… pure awesomeness. I would hope that everyone here is familiar with the name Stanley Kubrick. He’s only the greatest filmmaker to have ever lived (at least in my humble opinion). His work contains some of the most highly-regarded and influential films ever made, including 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, and Paths of Glory.
For the past few months, fans of his work have been able to visit The Authorized Stanley Kubrick Exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), that is if you’re lucky enough to be in the area. For those of us who couldn’t make it to see the exhibit live (it closed today), a fellow fan whipped together a little video tour of the show, highlighting the items on display.
It’s in three parts, totaling a little over 20 minutes, and it takes you through a few of Kubrick’s most celebrated works. Part one primarily covers Dr. Strangelove and Full Metal Jacket, showing you various props (the Plan R folder, the survival pack, Joker’s “Born to Kill” helmet), as well as a multitude of stills and behind the scenes photographs.
Part two is solely dedicated to 2001: A Space Odyssey and had me particularly entranced as I still consider it the greatest film ever made. The various items on display include spacesuits, an ape costume, furniture, and even the star child.
Part three covers A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, and The Shining, featuring various costumes from all three films (the sudden reveal of the Grady twins’ dresses from The Shining is enough to send a chill down one’s spine). In addition, you can see Jack’s typewriter, axes, and several more photographs.
The soundtrack is comprised of a medley of songs from several of Kubrick’s films, setting the tone of this tour perfectly. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this fascinating journey through some of the master’s greatest contributions to cinema.
(Source: First Showing)