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Stanley Kubrick

A prezi on the famous director Stanley Kubrick

Erik Becker

on 8 March 2013

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Not only was Stanley Kubrick able to master all aspects of film making, but was able to display his talents in many films that are cult classics today. Backstory Stanley Kubrick was a photographer, writer, producer, director, and editor. He was born on July 26th 1928 in New York, New York from a middle class family. He didn't go to college due to poor grades. His father was a doctor and also the person responsible for Stanley's first camera at the age of 13. Kubrick was offered his first job from LOOK magazine at 17. After a few years he switched to film. in 1951 he made his first film, a documentary called "Day of the Fight". For his very first film he was the cameraman, director, and editor which gave him an idea of multiple aspects of film production. In 1952 Stanley produced and directed his first movie "Fear And Desire" in California. His first big picture came out four years after. "The Killing" was an adaptation of a novel that James B. Harris (Co-founder of Harris-Kubrick Pictures Corporation) suggested to Stanley about a race-track heist. After making his world war movie "Paths of Glory" in 1957, Stanley gained a well known reputation as a Hollywood director. (1971) (1980) Kubrick has directed many well-known movies. His most famous are the following: (1987) Many of Stanley's films were nominated for awards. He also won an oscar for best special effects in "2001: A Space Odyssey" On March 7, 1999 Kubrick died at his house of a heart attack. Themes and Techniques Stanley Kubrick's films involved actors portraying thieves, gang members, psychopaths, astronauts and soldiers. Most of these roles display a darker side of human nature. He is also well known for displaying dark humor. He also was able to make films of issues the public dealt with such as the US and USSR space race. "2001: A Space Odyssey" was made in 1968 before Apollo first landed on the moon in July 20, 1969 Kubrick was a man of many techniques. He was known for having some type of narration in almost every film. He used many wide-angle shots and extreme-close ups. Stanley was also notorious for shooting in one-point perspective. Many scenes in his movies were tracking shots. This style of shooting had the camera follow a character as they move to show more scenery. The "Glare" was a signature shot Stanley used showing a character's emotional
breakdown. Kubrick also encouraged improvisation from his actors, but only if the actor knew their script first. Jack Nicholson and Peter Sellers were great improvisors Stanley worked with. "Here's Johnny" was improvised by
Jack Nicholson. Peter Sellers 1925-1980 (1968) Legacy and Impact Stanley has greatly influenced film and how popular it is today. With thirteen feature films, Kubrick is well known for his work in cinema. Anyone who has made a space movie was strongly influenced by his masterpiece "2001: A Space Odyssey" Because some of his films are very popular, so became the music in his films. Making films relating to current events also made a huge impact on people. Stanley Kubrick's archives are at the University of the Arts London. Here is a complete list of Kubrick's films: Day of the Fight (1951)
Flying Padre: An RKO-Pathe Screenliner (1951)
Fear and Desire (1953)
The Seafarers (1953)
Killer's Kiss (1955)
The Killing (1956)
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)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999) Kubrick Exhibit in LA Stanley Kubrick Archives Stanley's experiences included multiple aspects of film production. His works are well known for the well-built characters, the inclusion of narration and music, combined to captivate the audience into a unique experience. Kubrick's legacy is an evolution in movie production that continues today. Works Cited:

Stanley Kubrick: A Biography - Vincent LoBrutto - Goggle Books http://books.google.com/books?id=fU78LdDClHUC&pg=PA434&lpg=PA434&dq=stanley+kubrick+improvise&source=bl&ots=uADaI6F7ja&sig=q50n61mrvgwYV1kdQfiukuAG9TI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=vMA3Uba5N4mNqQHYlIDwBw&ved=0CEEQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=stanley%20kubrick%20improvise&f=false

Stanley Kubrick: Influence Through Film by Brent Wiese

Stanley Kubrick (I) - Biography

Stanley Kubrick - Petri Liukkonen

The Kubrick Legacy - http://www.arts.ac.uk/media/oldreddotassets/docs/kubrick-mag-web.pdf

The Art of Stanley Kubrick. Documentary

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