Stanley Kubrick

26.07.1928, New York, USA - 07.03.1999, Harpenden, UK

 

Director
Stanley Kubrick (July 26th , 1928, New York, USA – March 7th , 1999,
Harpenden, Great Britain), was a famous American director, screenwriter and
producer. From his early age he was interested in photography, and as a
seventeen-year old he became a photographer for the magazine Look. He
began to work in film in 1950 as a writer and director on a few documentary
films. He made his first feature film Fear and Desire in 1953. With his
film The Killing (1956) he attracted the critics’ attention. In the
sixties he made several of his famous films, among others his masterpiece
2001: A Space Odyssey
(1968). Until he died he made five more films, from
which the most famous are A Clockwork Orange (1971), The Shining,
(1980) and his last, Eyes Wide Shut (1999). He suddenly died while
working on the film Artifical Inteligence: AI, which was later realized
by Steven Spielberg.

Filmography


Films by this director

Lolita

(1962)

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
PHOTOGRAPHY: Oswald Morris
Synopsis:

Professor Humbert Humbert moved to America to devote himself to writing and teaching at the University of Ohio. He rents a room from a widow, Charlotte Haze. Soon, he falls in love with Lolita, Charlotte’s fourteen-year-old daughter. To be closer to Lolita, he marries her mother. But, television screenwriter, Clare Quilty, wants Lolita for himself… This is an entertaining and bizarre comedy, with great black humor. Vladimir Nabokov was nominated for the Oscar for best screenplay.

b/w, digital, 152 min

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

(1963)

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
PHOTOGRAPHY: Gilbert Taylor
Synopsis:

Fanatic American general, Jack D. Ripper, orders an atomic bomb attack on the USSR. Soon, the American president meets his closest leading men to consider the new situation… This is an unforgettable black comedy that earned four Oscar nominations. It was directed by the legendary Stanley Kubrick, and Peter Sellers played three roles!

b/w, 93 min

The Killing

(1956)

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
PHOTOGRAPHY: Lucien Ballard
Synopsis:

Johnny Clay, a veteran criminal, wants to do the last job before settling down to marry. His plan is to rob the local racetrack for two million dollars. He gathers a team of helpers, who are all losers and small time crooks. But, Johnny overlooks the greed of one of the robbers…

b/w, 99 min

Spartacus

(USA, 1960)

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
PHOTOGRAPHY: Russell Metty
Synopsis:

Povijesni spektakl o rimskom robu, gladijatoru i vođi pobune tijekom Trećeg robovskog rata. Spartak je porijeklom Tračanin koji je rob u Rimskom carstvu. Pukim slučajem završi trening za gladijatora, a prvu borbu preživi jer ga protivnik pobijedi, ali odbije ubiti. Spartak podiže ustanak, gladijatori zauzimaju obližnje okruge, a priključuju im se i robovi. Uspješno savladavaju Rimljane, a cilj im je pobjeći gusarskim brodovima. Rimski uglednici smišljaju poteze protiv Sparta...

color, 184 min

2001: A Space Odyssey

(USA, UK, 1968)

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
PHOTOGRAPHY: Geoffrey Unsworth
Synopsis:

Prije četiri milijuna godina, u osvit čovječanstva u eri pleistocena, pojava zagonetnog crnog monolita, artefakta glatkih površina i pravokutne geometrijske strukture, izaziva uznemirenost među pripadnicima čopora čovjekolikih majmuna. Potaknuti monolitom, neki članovi čopora Australopiteka s vremenom postaju agresivni prema životinjama, otkrivaju ubojite mogućnosti primjene njihovih kostiju, te naposljetku agresiju izražavaju i prema pripadnicima suparničkog čopora. Godina je 2000., i pr...

color, 149'
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