Save Big On Open-Box & Pre-owned: Buy "Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures” from Amazon Warehouse Deals and save 31% off the $19.97 list price. Product is eligible for Amazon's 30-day returns policy and Prime or FREE Shipping. See all Open-Box & Pre-owned offers from Amazon Warehouse Deals.
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures
Deal of the Day: Select DC titles on Blu-ray and DVD
Save on featured DC Comics titles including all season 1s of The Flash, Arrow, and Gotham. This offer ends at 11:59:59 PM (PT) on July 25, 2016. Learn more
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Special Offers and Product Promotions
Tom Cruise narrates this penetrating documentary, which explores the many and varied aspects of Stanley Kubrick: film director, producer, writer, photographer, husband and father.]]>
Top Customer Reviews
There are also clips from every single Kubrick production, comments and revelations (particularly about CLOCKWORK's controversy in Great Britain), reaction from critics like Richard Schickel and other film directors such as Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese, and so much more. Anyone who is a Kubrick fan cannot be without this 21/2 hour documentary...invaluable only skims the surface, it is essential.
In this lengthy but fascinating documentary made by Kubrick's brother-in-law Jan Harlan, we get to see how Kubrick grew from a budding Bronx-born photographer at Look magazine into his early efforts at filmmaking; his relationship with producer James B. Harris that produced three stunning films (THE KILLING; PATHS OF GLORY; LOLITA); the frustrations of working on SPARTACUS, the only film of his that wasn't firmly under his hand; and the often difficult subject matter he chose to make films about. Fellow directors Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Alex Cox, and Woody Allen share their thoughts on Kubrick's iconoclastic brand of filmmaking, while collaborators like Michael Herr and Arthur C. Clarke share their experiences on working with him. And so many others here give us a glimpse into what made Kubrick tick, including his wife Christiane.
This documentary is about as thorough a portrait of a filmmaker as there has ever been, and that's no small feat given how enigmatic Kubrick often seemed to be. His view of humanity may not have been particularly ideal as he depicted it in his films, but that's because the reality of humanity is itself often not ideal.Read more ›
Nicholson says he had a good time working with Kubrick in "The Shining," but notes he was a completely different director with co-star Shelley Duvall. We then see some intriguing behind-the-scenes footage (from a making-of documentary by Kubrick's daughter included as a bonus on "The Shining" DVD) of Kubrick berating Duvall for her performance. "Do you want mood music?" he barks. Duvall claims she wouldn't trade the experience for anything, but notes Kubrick's "cruel" treatment of her. Was this a form of Method directing? In the film, Duvall is mistreated by her husband throughout, and eventually terrorized and almost murdered by him. Was Kubrick playing her quarrelsome spouse to create the atmosphere of disrespect he thought Duvall needed to convey the proper feeling of terror?
Kubrick worked slowly, spending more than a year filming "Eyes Wide Shut," a rather modest, small-scale drama, and his widow said he wished he had made more films. Martin Scorsese, however, says the 13 feature films Kubrick directed were "enough.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great movie. Very interesting documentary about Stanley. Worth the viewing.Published 2 months ago by Janey H
I learned a lot more about my favorite director. The documentary was well planned and executed.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
A great filmmaker of his time. Highly inspirational documentary for the budding filmmaker.Published 11 months ago by Brian Knight
I think I have had my fill of Stanley Kubrick ANALysis to last me a lifetime. These people need to get a grip. Including me since I keep watching this s_ _ _.Published 12 months ago by Carolyn M Martin
Simply amazing. Great account of one of the best directors of all time!Published 14 months ago by spencer p herron
Probably one of the greatest Film makers of all time. The documentary give a good insight into Kubricks passion and single vision.Published 15 months ago by Realalien
Worth the rent if you're a fan of his movies or just want to be introduced to one of the few true auteurs of the 20th century. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Clint Beck
This book does a very good job at providing an overview of Kubrick the artist and his films. It starts off with his childhood and how his passion for photography served him well... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Yoda
Customers Also Watched on Amazon Video
Look for Similar Items by Category
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Documentary
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Drama
- Movies & TV > Studio Specials > Warner Home Video > All Titles
- Movies & TV > Studio Specials > Warner Home Video > Documentary
- Movies & TV > Studio Specials > Warner Home Video > Drama
- Movies & TV > Studio Specials > Warner Home Video > Television
- Movies & TV > TV