Must see exhibit: Stanley Kubrick at LACMA

Authentic film buffs and admirers of the “cine de autor” genre have pretty high standards for their movie preferences, and surely Stanley Kubrick must be on top of their list.

He was a genius and a little far out in his ideas, one of those once in a lifetime people who changed the world (and how we see it) through his movies. Lucky for us in Los Angeles, at the moment we have an amazing exhibit that allows us to get to know the mind and the work of Mr. Kubrick.

Ongoing till June 30, 2013 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Arts (LACMA) “Stanley Kubrick” is a great collection of the work of Mr. Kubrick, from his early days when he started out as a photographer for Look Magazine all the way to his film masterpieces. There are entire sections dedicated to A Clockwork Orange, Lolita, Paths to Glory, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dr. Strangelove, The Shining, and Barry Lyndon. There’s a collection of his film cameras, lenses, scripts and production notes, images and costumes from his movies, as well as personal mementos. It’s a real treat for movie lovers.

I never considered myself a fan of Kubrick’s work, (yo me veo mas como una Woody Allen person) but after this exhibit, this film god has my total admiration. Be sure to catch it if you can before it leaves in the summer.

Here are a few glimpses from Kubrick at LACMA.

The Kubrick exhibit at LACMA runs until June 30th. Go see it!

The Kubrick exhibit at LACMA runs until June 30th. Go see it!

in 1949, a young Stanley Kubrick was a photographer for Look magazine. This is a great picture of Rocky Graziano.

In 1949, a young Stanley Kubrick was a photographer for Look magazine. This is a great picture of Rocky Graziano.

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The wing for 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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I always found this movie to be very creepy. “A Clockwork Orange” is on full display.

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Remember these? Ay ay ay… “The Shining” cuatitas costumes on display.

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One of Stanley Kubrick’s favorite cameras, a Arri, for which he had special lenses made. Got goose bumps just to think what this camera has captured.

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“All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.” Yes, the typewriter is here.

3 thoughts on “Must see exhibit: Stanley Kubrick at LACMA

  1. Yo tampoco soy fan sin embarg, reconozco que sus movies son clásicas en su género y pues must see para los cinéfilos… However, esa expo debe estar padrísima porque aunque no me guste su cine no puedo negar que tienen sus trademarks reconocidas worldwide… Que tan cool que pudiste ir sister… Gracias por las photos, xoxo Ale

  2. I’ve been wanting to see this so bad since it opened, and haven’t had a chance. I am definitly not as well-versed in his work as othes are, but I absolutely appreciate his genius. Ojala no se me pase, ya que se me han pasado varias exhibiciones en LACMA…y vivo a na cuadrade de ahi! Super pena…

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