I wish that the shelved project 'Aryan Papers' focusing on Goebbels was made. Kubrick's attempt to articulate contexts of WWII and the fascist extremism of the Third Reich would have been an astonishing cinematic achievement. Whilst 'Downfall' is quintessential, and 'Schindler's List', 'Inglorious Basterds' and 'The Pianist' are fairly good, I can still imagine that Kubrick would have topped them all.
Saw this at a young, impressionable age where my only gateway into Kubrick was The Shining and knowing about the whole (non-)controversy surrounding Spielberg's A.I.: Artificial Intelligence. This put me on a path to explore all of his films and really appreciate the effort and details of them that I am forever grateful for depsite my personal opinions on some of his films not always being positive.
I have always stood by the opinion that the term genius is banded about all too glibly and frequently in this day and age. Stanley Kubrick was a genius. There are very few who deserve such a solid accolade. Mr Kubrick undoubtedly does. The world is a sadder place without new Kubrick films, but irrefutably richer with the perpetually watchable and endlessly debateable works we do have.
Much fascinating information here. My favorite part was the section on Barry Lyndon, my favorite Kubrick film, and the cameras and lenses used. My one caveat with Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures was it could have included critics who are critical of Kubrick. It was too back-patting, and Kubrick made several awful films (but many masterpieces). Addressing criticisms would have given the documentary more weight.