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Stanley Kubrick

Director

“If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed.”

 

Biography

Stanley Kubrick was born in New York, and was considered intelligent despite poor grades at school. Hoping that a change of scenery would produce better academic performance, Kubrick’s father Jack (a physician) sent him in 1940 to Pasadena, California, to stay with his uncle Martin Perveler. Returning to the Bronx in 1941 for his last year of grammar school, there seemed to be little change in his attitude or his results. Hoping to find something to interest his son, Jack introduced Stanley to chess, with the desired result. Kubrick took to the game passionately, and quickly became a skilled player. Chess would become an important device for Kubrick in later years, often as a tool for dealing with recalcitrant actors, but also as an artistic motif in his films.

Jack Kubrick’s decision to give his son a camera for his thirteenth birthday would be an even wiser move: Kubrick became an avid photographer, and would often make trips around New York taking photographs which he would… read more

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Kenji

24Feb14

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poldovsky

30Jan14

whos the real deal kubrick or tarkovsky

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JEFFTHEKILLER

18Oct13

“If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed.” -Stanley Kubrick

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Stewart Bloomfield

16Sep13

again working on full metal jacket as a driver was always fun exciting you never knew what would happen, what a experience for me and i suspect the other drivers too, i have great memories of the summer of 86, stanley only gave myself instructions i think once as he peered over his glasses at me, btw considering his body of work he seemed a humble man and quiet on set too and even thou i was just a driver i did other things too and in my opinion he deserves all the praise etc for his films as someone has said theres 3 top directors of the 20th century d w griffith orson welles and stanley kubrick. full metal jacket driver s b.

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Ranking Kubrick

104 posts by 79 people 12 months ago

Stanley Kubrick is Gay...according to Bret Easton Ellis

104 posts by 42 people over 1 year ago

LET'S TALK FRANKLY ABOUT KUBRICK

107 posts by 35 people almost 2 years ago

Who's better than Stanley Kubrick?

253 posts by 125 people about 2 years ago

Kubrick's Best Film...

85 posts by 66 people about 3 years ago

Has anyone read the book "Love and Death in Kubrick"?

1 post by 1 person about 3 years ago

The Unfinished Films Of Kubrick

63 posts by 32 people over 3 years ago