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STANLEY KUBRICK: A LIFE IN PICTURES

USA, 2001 (MIFF 2001, Documentaries)

Director: Jan Harlan

The ultimate documentary about one of the most gifted and controversial filmmakers of our time. With the complete cooperation of the Kubrick family and his many friends and colleagues, this is an insightful, considered film, presenting Kubrick as a dedicated family man and incorrigible perfectionist.

Charting Kubrick's career from childhood on through his tenure as a star photographer for book magazine and monumental movie career, this epic documentary is painstakingly thorough and lovingly constructed. Each film is examined in depth, with interviews and anecdotes from cast, crew, family and friends. A star roster of Hollywood names contribute their thoughts on the man; Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise, Alan Parker. Sydney Pollack, Malcolm McDowell, Peter Ustinov, Alex Cox, Steven Berkoff, Arthur C. Clarke and many more. Illustrative clips from his films have been chosen with great care. As a point of first contact, or for anyone interest in finding out more about Kubrick, this documentary is unsurpassed. A sell-out at the 2001 Berlin Film Festival.

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