Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition
August 01, 2016
While in San Francisco, we went to the Contemporary Jewish Museum to see Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition.
I have seen a few Kubrick movies: The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut, and Dr. Strangelove. The exhibit definitely made me want to see more -- especially A Clockwork Orange. Each of the movies he created was represented by advertising, movie clips being shown, behind-the-scenes photographs, memorabilia from the set, and paperwork from production. I especially liked the sketches of costumes, sets, and marketing materials.
I do want to note that there are some images of a graphic sexual nature in this post, so be aware before you scroll any further. :)
It was particularly interesting to visit the exhibit with my brother, who is a filmmaker. Just as I see an art museum slightly differently, I think that he saw this exhibit slightly differently. I enjoyed chatting with him about the things from the exhibit which attracted him. Unsurprisingly a lot of of what interested him was practical -- budgets, correspondence with producers, notes on how the certain characters should walk, etc.
One of the many things that I love about museums is that we each bring our own point-of-view and personal experience to what's on display.
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