Friday, November 14, 2014

Saturday Snapshot

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October 2014 - Toronto ON

It is a beautifully design exhibit. Photos were allowed in most areas but not all.
For me, his most famous movie is The Shining but I really enjoyed seeing the displays of his earlier movies. 

When we got home John proceeded to download many of the movies and we watched Eyes Wide Shut.

Photos were taken with my phone.

Stanley Kubrick July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999 was an American film director, screenwriter, producer,cinematographer, and editor who worked predominantly in the United Kingdom. Part of the New Hollywood film-making wave, he is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential directors of all time. His films, typically adaptations of novels or short stories, are noted for their "dazzling" and unique cinematography, attention to detail in the service of realism, and the evocative use of music. Kubrick's films covered a variety of genres, including war, crime, literary adaptations, romance, black comedies, horror, epic and science fiction. Kubrick was also noted for being a demanding perfectionist, using painstaking care with scene staging, camera-work and coordinating extremely closely both with his actors and his off-screen collaborators.

Starting out as a photographer in New York City, Kubrick taught himself all aspects of film production and directing after graduating from high school. His earliest films were made on a tight budget, followed by the Hollywood blockbuster, Spartacus; he spent most of the rest of his career living and filming in the United Kingdom. His home at Childwickbury Manor in Hertfordshire (north of and near to London) became his workplace where he did his writing, research, editing and management of production details. This allowed him to have almost complete artistic control of his films, but with the rare advantage of having financial support from major Hollywood studios.

While some of Kubrick's films were controversial with initially mixed reviews, such as Paths of Glory (1957), Lolita (1962), and A Clockwork Orange (1971), most of his films were nominated for Oscars, Golden Globes or BAFTAs. Film historian Michel Ciment considers his films to be "among the most important contributions to world cinema in the twentieth century" while director Norman Jewison calls him one of the "great masters" that America has produced.

For Barry Lyndon (1975), Kubrick obtained lenses developed by Zeiss for NASA in order to film scenes under natural candlelight.

The Shining (1980) was among the first feature films to make use of a Steadicam for stabilized and fluid tracking shots. As with his earlier shorts, Kubrick was the cinematographer and editor on the first two of his thirteen feature films. He directed, produced and wrote all or part of the screenplays for nearly all his films.


  1. It's the ticket for Doctor Strangelove, on that particular day, that really grabs my attention.

  2. Amazing I would have loved to have gone to this. The last time I was there was for the Game of Thrones exhibit last Spring. Its a good venue for these. Great pics, the Shining still gives me chills :)

  3. Awesome exhibits! I remember being scared to death by A Clockwork Orange...LOL. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  4. Thank you for sharing your visit to the Kubrick Exhibit and for including his bio. The variety of movies he created amazes me. Fascinating.
    Here are my Saturday Snapshots.

  5. What an interesting exhibition. I really like the big image of him. Usually photos of him are in his later years.

  6. I must admit I've always found much of his work disturbing, but it does look an interesting exhibition, and I enjoyed looking at your photos. My Snapshot is at

  7. What an extensive exhibit! I am not a fan of Kubrick film, but I know lots of people are. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Wow!! I'm a fan, so I would have loved to see it all in person!

  9. It looks like such an amazing exhibition. It looks really big too (and uncrowded, or perhaps you were just clever with timing your photos). I've only seen a few of his movies, have liked some, but mainly been perplexed.

  10. Very cool exhibit ... he certainly made some strange and wonderful films!