The Films of Stanley Kubrick

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After several topics that I have been running through my head for an idea for a blog, I have decided to start blogging on something that I've had a fond interest in since I was 9 years old. It may sound a little weird that a 9 year old would start to appreciate a Stanley Kubrick film but it something that I've never really had a proper conversation about with anybody.

Even going through High School and studied years in a media class, not many people (or none at all) in my classes had even heard of Kubrick. Despite this, I want to find people, whether it's online and in the flesh, to talk about him and his films. I'm hoping this blog will achieve that and I also hope that people who have never heard or are unfamiliar with the director can get some insight to each of his 13 films that he made in his 50 year career.

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    2001: A Space Odyssey was Stanley Kubrick’s first and only ever Oscar win for Achievement in Special Visual Effects. He was nominated for 13 Academy Awards in his career.

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Stanley Kubrick’s “Barry Lyndon” holds the record for using the widest aperture in film history.  Three NASA engineered Zeiss lenses with an aperture of f.0.7 where fitted onto Mitchell BNC cameras for the natural candle light scenes in the film.  These lenses are two stops faster than lenses that are used today!

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    Stanley Kubrick’s “Barry Lyndon” holds the record for using the widest aperture in film history. Three NASA engineered Zeiss lenses with an aperture of f.0.7 where fitted onto Mitchell BNC cameras for the natural candle light scenes in the film. These lenses are two stops faster than lenses that are used today!

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    Can you guess this famous filmmaker?  (HINT:  It’s not Kubrick)

    Can you guess this famous filmmaker? (HINT: It’s not Kubrick)

    — 4 months ago with 22 notes
    #filmmaker  #filmmaking  #director  #film 
    Stanley Kubrick (left) & Jack Nicholson (right) on the set of “The Shining” (1980).

    Stanley Kubrick (left) & Jack Nicholson (right) on the set of “The Shining” (1980).

    — 4 months ago with 1405 notes
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    Matthew Modine (left) & Stanley Kubrick (right) on the set of “Full Metal Jacket” (1987).

    Matthew Modine (left) & Stanley Kubrick (right) on the set of “Full Metal Jacket” (1987).

    — 4 months ago with 38 notes
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    Stanley Kubrick on the set of “Killer’s Kiss” (1955).

    Stanley Kubrick on the set of “Killer’s Kiss” (1955).

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All the interiors for The Shining were specially built on a soundstage in London, England. The Timberline Lodge, which was used for the exterior shots, requested that they not use the room 217, as it is in the book, fearing that nobody would want to stay there. Kubrick changed the script to use the non-existent room number 237.

    DID YOU KNOW…

    All the interiors for The Shining were specially built on a soundstage in London, England. The Timberline Lodge, which was used for the exterior shots, requested that they not use the room 217, as it is in the book, fearing that nobody would want to stay there. Kubrick changed the script to use the non-existent room number 237.

    — 4 months ago with 36 notes
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    Stanley Kubrick on the set of “Eyes Wide Shut” (1999).

    Stanley Kubrick on the set of “Eyes Wide Shut” (1999).

    — 4 months ago with 40 notes
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    George C. Scott & Stanley Kubrick on the set of “Dr. Strangelove” (1964).

    George C. Scott & Stanley Kubrick on the set of “Dr. Strangelove” (1964).

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    "Better you than me."  -  Adam Baldwin as ‘Animal Mother’ in "Full Metal Jacket" (1987).

    "Better you than me." - Adam Baldwin as ‘Animal Mother’ in "Full Metal Jacket" (1987).

    — 4 months ago with 44 notes
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Famous British personality and television producer Simon Cowell worked as a runner on the set of “The Shining” at Elstree Studios, England in 1978.  One of his duties was cleaning Jack Nicholson’s axe.

    DID YOU KNOW….

    Famous British personality and television producer Simon Cowell worked as a runner on the set of “The Shining” at Elstree Studios, England in 1978. One of his duties was cleaning Jack Nicholson’s axe.

    — 5 months ago with 22 notes
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    Philip Stone (left) & Jack Nicholson (right) on the set of “The Shining” (1980).

    Philip Stone (left) & Jack Nicholson (right) on the set of “The Shining” (1980).

    — 5 months ago with 133 notes
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