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Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)

The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise.

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Jan Harlan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stanley Kubrick ... Himself (archive footage)
Barbara Kroner Barbara Kroner ... Herself, Stanley Kubrick's sister
Steven Marcus Steven Marcus ... Himself, professor, Stanley Kubrick's schoolfriend
Alexander Singer Alexander Singer ... Himself (as Alex Singer)
Paul Mazursky ... Himself
Irene Kane Irene Kane ... Herself (as Chris Chase)
Sybil Taylor Sybil Taylor ... Herself
James B. Harris ... Himself
Marie Windsor ... Herself
Richard Schickel ... Himself
Christiane Kubrick ... Herself
Peter Ustinov ... Himself (as Sir Peter Ustinov)
Louis C. Blau Louis C. Blau ... Himself
Anthony Frewin Anthony Frewin ... Himself
Alex Cox ... Himself
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Narrated by Tom Cruise, "Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures" goes through each one of his movies and talks to various participants about their memories of working with Kubrick. For those who know very little about Kubrick, the documentary is an excellent career overview. Kubrick film clips include "Fear and Desire," "Killer's Kiss," "The Killing," "Paths of Glory," "Spartacus," "Lolita," "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb," "2001: A Space Odyssey," "A Clockwork Orange," "Barry Lyndon," "The Shining," "Full Metal Jacket" and "Eyes Wide Shut." Those appearing include: Arthur C. Clarke, Keir Dullea, Shelley Duvall, James B. Harris, Richard Schickel, Michael Herr, Nicole Kidman, Anya Kubrick, Christiane Kubrick, Gert Kubrick, Katharina Kubrick, Paul Mazursky, Jack Nicholson, Malcolm McDowell, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Douglas Trumbull, Marie Windsor, Matthew Modine, Sydney Pollack and Peter Ustinov. Written by alfiehitchie

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Country:

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English

Release Date:

30 August 2001 (Netherlands) See more »

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Quotes

[Last lines]
Christiane Kubrick: ...and he'd say, "I'm still fooling them!"
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Alternate Versions

When this was shown in the UK, it was split into three parts and shown over 3 seperate nights. The first part focused on all of Kubrick's works up to and including 'Dr. Strangelove (1963)', BBC2 (the channel it was being shown on) then screened 'The Day Of The Fight (1951)'. The second part was shown the following night, which showed his works from '2001: A Space Oddysey (1968)' up to and including 'Barry Lyndon (1975)'. BBC2 then screened 'The Flying Padre (1951)' and finally aired the third and final installment, including all of his works throughout the 80s and 90s, on the third night. See more »

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References Waterloo (1970) See more »

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Great tribute to a great director
2 May 2001 | by afrederSee all my reviews

I saw this film April 26th at Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival in Champaign, Illinois. I found it to be a thorough and captivating overview of the life of a brilliant director. There is much in this documentary that is new, as many of the interviews were conducted following Kubrick's death in 1999.

While this documentary does present a fairly glowing portrayal of Kubrick, there is the occasional comment regarding his darker side (which, frankly, was not really all that dark). This film basically serves as a tribute to Kubrick from his family and friends. And what's wrong with that?

If you want to know something about this irreplaceable film maker, this is the documentary to watch.


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