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Stanley Kubrick Overview:

Legendary director, Stanley Kubrick, was born on Jul 26, 1928 in New York City, NY. Kubrick died at the age of 70 on Mar 7, 1999 in Harpenden, Hertfordshire and was laid to rest in Childwickbury Manor Cemetery in Childwick Green, Hertfordshire, England.

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Although Kubrick was nominated for four Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1964Best DirectorDr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)N/ANominated
1968Best Director2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)N/ANominated
1971Best DirectorA Clockwork Orange (1971)N/ANominated
1971Best WritingA Clockwork Orange (1971)N/ANominated
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BlogHub Articles:

Book Review--Space Odyssey: , Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece

By KC on Apr 20, 2018 From Classic Movies

Space Odyssey: , Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece Michael Benson Simon & Schuster, 2018 Upon its release, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) became a sensation as a sort of Disneyland ride for grown ups. With its innovative, and trippy special effects, it was the perfe... Read full article


2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 13, 2018 From The Stop Button

2001: A Space Odyssey has five distinct parts–the “Dawn of Man” sequence, then the space station and moon visit, then the main action before the intermission, then the main action after the intermission, then the “Jupiter” sequence. The prehistoric sequence, where an advanced alien device puts the v... Read full article


Kubrick On Kubrick – : The Lost Tapes

By Michael on Jan 24, 2016 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

: The Lost Tapes is a short documentary which was compiled by Jim Casey from a series of tape recordings made by Jeremy Bernstein in 1966. At the time of the recordings, Kubrick was in the midst of making 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Bernstein was writing a profile on the director. Case... Read full article


Lolita (1962, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 29, 2015 From The Stop Button

The first half of Lolita is a wonderful mix of acting styles. There’s James Mason’s very measured, very British acting. There’s Shirley Winters’s histrionics; she’s doing Hollywood melodrama on overdrive but director Kubrick (and Winters) have it all under perfect contr... Read full article


Paths of Glory (1957, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on May 8, 2015 From The Stop Button

Paths of Glory takes place over four days, runs just under ninety minutes and has thirteen or so significant characters. It’s hard to identify the most significant character–Kirk Douglas’s protagonist the viewer’s way into the film, but he’s not the most significant. Th... Read full article


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Often read about psychology, and knew how to manipulate his cast quite well. A fine example of this is with Shelley Duvall in The Shining (1980).

According to "The London Standard" (29 June 1999 edition), Kubrick left £66,000 in cash and his house, Childwickbury Manor in Hertfordshire, England, to his wife Christiane Kubrick in a 24-page will drawn up on 22 July 1974. He also left her £21,000 in personal property. Before his death, Kubrick established a minimum of two private trusts, the Stanley Kubrick Trust Number One and the Children's Trust, in which his wealth was collected. Proceeds from the trusts will be distributed among his two children and one stepchild.

In the 5th edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (edited by Steven Jay Schneider), 9 of Kubrick's films are listed. He is the director with the greatest percentage of films listed, since Kubrick made only 13 feature films. His listed films are Paths of Glory (1957), Spartacus (1960), Lolita (1962), Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Barry Lyndon (1975), The Shining (1980) and Full Metal Jacket (1987).

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