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    Posted by Chris Harlan on November 11, 2012 at 9:35 am

    If you happen to be in LA, the Kubrick exhibit at LACMA is terrific. I went today and spent a couple of hours wandering around. I plan on going back. The screenings are good too. Tonight was The Killing and Paths of Glory. As our friend Little Alex would say, its worth a vidy.

    Chris Harlan replied 11 years, 1 month ago 4 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Gary Huff

    November 11, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Wow, wish I was in LA to see this. Have you ever seen Jon Ronson’s Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes doc? Highly recommended as well.

  • Mark Dobson

    November 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Thank’s Chris,

    Would really like to see this exhibition but can’t make it from the UK. From a look at the LACMA site I can see that there are costumes and props from quite a few films. His very early films are available on YouTube

    Kubrick started off as a self shooting director and I’m sure that he would have been fascinated by the DSLR / Larger Sensor filming movement and who knows he might even have liked FCPX!

  • Chris Harlan

    November 11, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Its so funny you post this. I’m listening to Jon Ronson’s Lost at Sea these days, and I fell asleep with it on last night, only to become vaguely aware of Ronson repeatedly saying the name Stanley Kubrick over and over again. This, directly after two hours of the Kubrick exhibit followed immediately by a double bill of The Killing and Paths of Glory. I woke up this morning trying to decide if it was a dream, or if Ronson has a chapter later on that involves Kubrick. I’m now guessing that its the second, but wouldn’t it be just mind-bendingly amazing if I listen to the rest of the book and Ronson doesn’t mention Kubrick once?

    Looked at the trailer for Boxes. I’d buy it today if I could find it.

  • Gary Huff

    November 12, 2012 at 4:11 am

    [Chris Harlan] “Looked at the trailer for Boxes. I’d buy it today if I could find it.”

    Somehow I came across on Vimeo (of all places) and saw it on there. Can’t find it anymore though.

  • Chris Harlan

    November 12, 2012 at 5:24 am

    [Gary Huff] “[Chris Harlan] “Looked at the trailer for Boxes. I’d buy it today if I could find it.”

    Somehow I came across on Vimeo (of all places) and saw it on there. Can’t find it anymore though.

    I got to the Kubrick chapter in the Ronson book. It was terrific, and deals with all of the boxes and his sorting through them. I’m guessing that the contents of the exhibit come from some of those boxes.

    The museum is screening all his films in order, and this weekend I got to see Fear and Desire, Killer’s Kiss, The Killing, and Paths of Glory. It was truly enlightening to see them in order from the silliness that is Fear and Desire to the masterpiece that is Paths of Glory. You can see in the progression of those four films Kubrick really finding himself; each film is more tightly controlled, more precise. Listening to Ronson talk about the boxes, in concert with the exhibit and the screenings has made me see Kubrick in a whole new light. What an inspiration.

    Next weekend: Spartacus and Lolita.

  • Timothy Auld

    November 12, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    I read about this a few weeks ago and wish so much that I could get there to see it. Here’s hoping that something like it will happen on the east coast. If I were doomed to watch only two filmmakers’ work for all eternity they would be Kubrick and Kurasowa. Because, like an Italo Calvino novel, each time you experience it you can see something happening that you didn’t see the last time.


  • Chris Harlan

    November 12, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    [TImothy Auld] “Kubrick and Kurasowa”

    I couldn’t agree more. Though I’m pretty partial to Scorsese as well. Oh, and Billy Wilder. Could we please be doomed to watch only four filmmakers? Lean! How about five? Well, and Welles.

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