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Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures

Woody Allen  Actor Martin Scorsese  Actor Steven Spielberg  Actor Jack Nicholson  Actor

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Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures

UPC: 085391187592

Studio: Warner Home Video

MPAA Rating: NR   Contains:null

Summary: 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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Category: Film, TV & Radio

Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures

Format: DVD

Release Date: 10/23/2007

Audio: DD5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1

Runtime: 142 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English

Subtitles: English,French,Spanish,Portuguese

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: 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]

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. ~ Tom Wiener, Rovi

Cast and Crew: Jan Harlan  Director 
Jan Harlan  Producer 
Woody Allen  Actor 
Martin Scorsese  Actor 
Steven Spielberg  Actor 
Jack Nicholson  Actor 
Tom Cruise  Actor 
Nicole Kidman  Actor 
Alan Parker  Actor 
Paul Mazursky  Actor 
Sydney Pollack  Actor 
Malcolm McDowell  Actor 
Shelley Duvall  Actor 
Matthew Modine  Actor 
Peter Ustinov  Actor 
Ken Adam  Actor 
György Ligeti  Actor 
Douglas Trumbull  Actor 
James B. Harris  Actor 
Tony Palmer  Actor 
Alex Cox  Actor 
John Calley  Actor 
Steven Berkoff  Actor 
Wendy Carlos  Actor 
Arthur C. Clarke  Actor 
Allen Daviau  Actor 
Keir Dullea  Actor 
Michael Herr  Actor 
Richard Schickel  Actor 
Chris Chase  Actor 
Marie Windsor  Actor 
Jan Harlan  Actor 
Leon Vitali  Actor 
Milena Canonero  Actor 
Margaret Adams  Actor 
Douglas Milsome  Actor 
Steven Marcus  Actor 

Country: USA