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Birth information

26 July 1928 New York City, New York, USA

Death information

7 March 1999 Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England, UK

Nickname

SK

How tall is Stanley Kubrick?

1.69 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Christiane Kubrick
Ruth Sobotka
Toba Kubrick

Life Story of Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick was born in Manhattan, New York City, to Sadie Gertrude (Perveler) and Jacob Leonard Kubrick, a physician. His family were Jewish immigrants (from Austria, Romania, and Russia). Stanley was considered intelligent, despite poor grades at school. Hoping that a change of scenery would produce better academic performance, Kubrick's father sent him in 1940 to Pasadena, California, to stay with his uncle, Martin Perveler. Returning to the Bronx in 1941 for his last year of grammar school, there seemed to be little change in his attitude or his results. Hoping to find something to interest his son, Jack introduced Stanley to chess, with the desired result. Kubrick took to the game passionately, and quickly became a skilled player. Chess would become an important device for Kubrick in later years, often as a tool for dealing with recalcitrant actors, but also as an artistic motif in his films.

Jack Kubrick's decision to give his son a camera for his thirteenth birthday would be an even wiser move: Kubrick became an avid photographer, and would often make trips around New York taking photographs which he would develop in a friend's darkroom. After selling an...

Significant features of Stanley Kubrick

[Narration] Nearly all of his films contain a narration at some point (2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)) contains narration in the screenplay, as does the screenplay for Eyes Wide Shut (1999), and The Shining (1980) has some sparse title cards.
Adapted every...

How much money has Stanley Kubrick earned?

Eyes Wide Shut (1999) $10,000,000

Publications and Magazines about Stanley Kubrick

Randy Rasmussen Stanley Kubrick: Seven Films Analyzed. 2000
Gene D. Phillips and Rodney Hill Encyclopedia of Stanley Kubrick. 2002
Frederic Raphael Eyes Wide Open: A Memoir of Stanley Kubrick. 1999
Stanley Kubrick, Gene D Phillips (ed) Stanley Kubrick: Interviews. 2001
Paul Duncan Stanley Kubrick. 2004
Gene D .Phllips Stanley Kubrick: A Film Odyssey. 1975
Thomas Alan Nelson Kubrick: Inside a Film Artist's Maze. 1982
James Monaco The Films of Stanley Kubrick. 1974
Greg Jenkins Stanley Kubrick and the Art of Adaptation: three novels, three films. 1997
Norman Kagan The Cinema of Stanley Kubrick. 1994
Vincent LoBrutto Stanley Kubrick: A Biography. 1997
John Baxter Stanley Kubrick. 1997
Michael Ciment Kubrick. 1980
Michael Ciment (English translation, Gilbert Adair) Kubrick. 1983
Wallace Coyle Stanley Kubrick: A Guide to References and Resources. 1980
Mario Falsetto Stanley Kubrick: A Narrative and a Stylistic Analysis. 1994
James Howard Stanley Kubrick Companion. 1999
David Hughes The Complete Kubrick. 2005
John Baxter Stanley Kubrick: A Biography. 1998
Alexander Walker Stanley Kubrick Directs. 1971
Alexander Walker Stanley Kubrick Directs (expanded edition). 1972
Leonard F. Wheat Kubrick's 2001. 2000
Jason Sperb The Kubrick Facade: Faces and Voices in the Films of Stanley Kubrick. 2006
Christiane Kubrick Stanley Kubrick: A Life In Pictures. 2002
Robert Kolker A Cinema of Loneliness: Penn, Stone, Kubrick, Scorsese, Spielberg, Altman. 2000
Gary D. Rhodes (ed.) Stanley Kubrick. 2008
Julian Price Kubrick's Hope. 2008
Paul Betz, Mark C. Carnes American National Biography Supplement 1 (pp. 329-332). 2002
John Wakeman (editor) "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945- 1985 (pages 544-552). 1988
Herr, Michael Kubrick. 2000
Krohn, Bill Stanley Kubrick. 2007
Chion, Michel Stanley Kubrick, l'humain, ni plus ni moins. 2006
Raphael, Frederick Deux ans avec Kubrick. 1999
Cocks, Geoffrey The wolf at the door : Stanley Kubrick, History, and the Holocaust. 2004
Walker, Alexander Stanley Kubrick, filmmaker. 1997
Bizony, Piers 2001, le futur selon Kubrick. 2000

Biographical movies about Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures 2001
The Art of Stanley Kubrick: From Short Films to Strangelove 2000
Stanley and Us 1999
Stanley Kubrick's Boxes 2008

What movies did Stanley Kubrick play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Eyes Wide Shut (1999) , Full Metal Jacket (1987) , The Shining (1980) , Barry Lyndon (1975) , A Clockwork Orange (1971) , 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) , Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) , Paths of Glory (1957) , Killer's Kiss (1955) , Fear and Desire (1953) , Day of the Fight (1951) ,
Directors Filmography
Eyes Wide Shut (1999) , Full Metal Jacket (1987) , The Shining (1980) , Barry Lyndon (1975) , A Clockwork Orange...

Birth information

26 July 1928 New York City, New York, USA

Death information

7 March 1999 Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England, UK

Nickname

SK

How tall is Stanley Kubrick?

1.69 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Christiane Kubrick
Ruth Sobotka
Toba Kubrick

Life Story of Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick was born in Manhattan, New York City, to Sadie Gertrude (Perveler) and Jacob Leonard Kubrick, a physician. His family were Jewish immigrants (from Austria, Romania, and Russia). Stanley was considered intelligent, despite poor grades at school. Hoping that a change of scenery would produce better academic performance, Kubrick's father sent him in 1940 to Pasadena, California, to stay with his uncle, Martin Perveler. Returning to the Bronx in 1941 for his last year of grammar school, there seemed to be little change in his attitude or his results. Hoping to find something to interest his son, Jack introduced Stanley to chess, with the desired result. Kubrick took to the game passionately, and quickly became a skilled player. Chess would become an important device for Kubrick in later years, often as a tool for dealing with recalcitrant actors, but also as an artistic motif in his films.

Jack Kubrick's decision to give his son a camera for his thirteenth birthday would be an even wiser move: Kubrick became an avid photographer, and would often make trips around New York taking photographs which he would develop in a friend's darkroom. After selling an...

Significant features of Stanley Kubrick

[Narration] Nearly all of his films contain a narration at some point (2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)) contains narration in the screenplay, as does the screenplay for Eyes Wide Shut (1999), and The Shining (1980) has some sparse title cards.
Adapted every...

How much money has Stanley Kubrick earned?

Eyes Wide Shut (1999) $10,000,000

Publications and Magazines about Stanley Kubrick

Randy Rasmussen Stanley Kubrick: Seven Films Analyzed. 2000
Gene D. Phillips and Rodney Hill Encyclopedia of Stanley Kubrick. 2002
Frederic Raphael Eyes Wide Open: A Memoir of Stanley Kubrick. 1999
Stanley Kubrick, Gene D Phillips (ed) Stanley Kubrick: Interviews. 2001
Paul Duncan Stanley Kubrick. 2004
Gene D .Phllips Stanley Kubrick: A Film Odyssey. 1975
Thomas Alan Nelson Kubrick: Inside a Film Artist's Maze. 1982
James Monaco The Films of Stanley Kubrick. 1974
Greg Jenkins Stanley Kubrick and the Art of Adaptation: three novels, three films. 1997
Norman Kagan The Cinema of Stanley Kubrick. 1994
Vincent LoBrutto Stanley Kubrick: A Biography. 1997
John Baxter Stanley Kubrick. 1997
Michael Ciment Kubrick. 1980
Michael Ciment (English translation, Gilbert Adair) Kubrick. 1983
Wallace Coyle Stanley Kubrick: A Guide to References and Resources. 1980
Mario Falsetto Stanley Kubrick: A Narrative and a Stylistic Analysis. 1994
James Howard Stanley Kubrick Companion. 1999
David Hughes The Complete Kubrick. 2005
John Baxter Stanley Kubrick: A Biography. 1998
Alexander Walker Stanley Kubrick Directs. 1971
Alexander Walker Stanley Kubrick Directs (expanded edition). 1972
Leonard F. Wheat Kubrick's 2001. 2000
Jason Sperb The Kubrick Facade: Faces and Voices in the Films of Stanley Kubrick. 2006
Christiane Kubrick Stanley Kubrick: A Life In Pictures. 2002
Robert Kolker A Cinema of Loneliness: Penn, Stone, Kubrick, Scorsese, Spielberg, Altman. 2000
Gary D. Rhodes (ed.) Stanley Kubrick. 2008
Julian Price Kubrick's Hope. 2008
Paul Betz, Mark C. Carnes American National Biography Supplement 1 (pp. 329-332). 2002
John Wakeman (editor) "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945- 1985 (pages 544-552). 1988
Herr, Michael Kubrick. 2000
Krohn, Bill Stanley Kubrick. 2007
Chion, Michel Stanley Kubrick, l'humain, ni plus ni moins. 2006
Raphael, Frederick Deux ans avec Kubrick. 1999
Cocks, Geoffrey The wolf at the door : Stanley Kubrick, History, and the Holocaust. 2004
Walker, Alexander Stanley Kubrick, filmmaker. 1997
Bizony, Piers 2001, le futur selon Kubrick. 2000

Biographical movies about Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures 2001
The Art of Stanley Kubrick: From Short Films to Strangelove 2000
Stanley and Us 1999
Stanley Kubrick's Boxes 2008

What movies did Stanley Kubrick play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Eyes Wide Shut (1999) , Full Metal Jacket (1987) , The Shining (1980) , Barry Lyndon (1975) , A Clockwork Orange (1971) , 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) , Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) , Paths of Glory (1957) , Killer's Kiss (1955) , Fear and Desire (1953) , Day of the Fight (1951) ,
Directors Filmography
Eyes Wide Shut (1999) , Full Metal Jacket (1987) , The Shining (1980) , Barry Lyndon (1975) , A Clockwork Orange...

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Kirk Douglas and Stanley Kubrick in Spartacus (1960)

Father-in-law of Philip Hobbs, stepfather of Katharina Kubrick, & brother-in-law of Jan Harlan.

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Stanley Kubrick and Leon Vitali in Filmworker (2017)

He wanted to make a film based on Umberto Eco's novel "Foucault's Pendulum" which appeared in 1988. Unfortunately, Eco refused, as he was dissatisfied with the filming of his earlier novel The Name of the Rose (1986) and also because Kubrick wasn't willing to let him write the screenplay himself.

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Stanley Kubrick in Barry Lyndon (1975)

Planned to direct a film called "I Stole 16 Million Dollars" based on notorious 1930s bank robber Willie Sutton. It was to be made by Kirk Douglas' Bryna production company, but Douglas thought the script was poorly written. Kubrick tried to get Cary Grant interested, which must have proved to be a failure as well, since the film was never made.

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Stanley Kubrick, Tom Cruise, and Nicole Kidman in Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Rarely gave interviews. He did, however, appear in a documentary made by his daughter Vivian Kubrick shot during the making of The Shining (1980). According to Vivian, he was planning on doing a few formal TV interviews once Eyes Wide Shut (1999) was released, but died before he could.

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Stanley Kubrick

He had a well-known fear of flying, but he had to fly quite often early in his career. Because of his hysteria on planes, he simply tried to lessen the amount of times he flew. According to Malcolm McDowell, Kubrick listened to air traffic controllers at Heathrow Airport for long stretches of time, and he advised McDowell never to fly.

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Stanley Kubrick

Refused to talk about his movies on set as he was directing them and never watched them when they were completed.

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Stanley Kubrick and Emilio D'Alessandro in S Is for Stanley (2015)

The controversy around A Clockwork Orange (1971)'s UK release was so strong that Kubrick was flooded with angry letters and protesters were showing up at his home, demanding that the film never be shown in England again. He personally petitioned the studio to pull it from theaters, despite his legal inability to control a film after production. The studio, out of respect for Kubrick, eventually decided to pull the film out of theaters prematurely.

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Stanley Kubrick, Tom Cruise, and Nicole Kidman in Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

His next project after Eyes Wide Shut (1999) was to be A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), which was taken over by Steven Spielberg. It is dedicated to Kubrick's memory.

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Stanley Kubrick, Hardy Krüger, and Ryan O'Neal in Barry Lyndon (1975)

His dislike of his early film Fear and Desire (1953) is well known. He went out of his way to buy all the prints of it so no one else could see it.

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Stanley Kubrick in 2001: Odyssee im Weltraum (1968)

In addition to The Seafarers (1953) (shot for the Seafarers International Union), he may have directed another commissioned project in the early fifties, "World Assembly of Youth," for the United Nations, documenting a UN-sponsored gathering in New York City of young people from throughout the world. No copy of the film has been found and it has never been conclusively proven that it even existed in the first place (as with "The Seafarers," Kubrick never publicly acknowledged it).

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Marlon Brando and Stanley Kubrick

People would come to his door looking for him, and as few people knew what he looked like, he would tell them that "Stanley Kubrick wasn't home."

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Stanley Kubrick and Peter Sellers in Dr. Seltsam oder: Wie ich lernte, etc.

He was so reclusive that the press would make up wild stories about him. One such story was that he shot a fan on his property, and then shot him again for bleeding on the grass.

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Stanley Kubrick, Peter Sellers, and Sterling Hayden in Dr. Seltsam oder: Wie ich lernte, etc.

According to his wife Christiane Kubrick, he would screen every movie he could get ahold of. One of his favorites was The Jerk (1979). He considered making Eyes Wide Shut (1999) a dark sex comedy with Steve Martin in the lead. He even met with Martin to discuss the project.

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Stanley Kubrick, George C. Scott, and Tracy Reed in Dr. Seltsam oder: Wie ich lernte, etc.

According to his close friend Michael Herr, he watched The Godfather (1972) over ten times and said it was probably the greatest film ever made.

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Stanley Kubrick and Malcolm McDowell in Uhrwerk Orange (1971)

Daniel Waters wrote the original 180 page screenplay for Heathers (1988) intending for Kubrick to direct it, as he believed Kubrick was the only director who could get away with making a three-hour high school film. Kubrick wasn't interested, and when the film was made the screenplay was cut nearly in half, resulting in a 102-minute film.

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Stanley Kubrick, Garrett Brown, and Danny Lloyd in Shining (1980)

Was a lackadaisical student with grades near the bottom of his class.

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Stanley Kubrick and Peter Sellers in Dr. Seltsam oder: Wie ich lernte, etc.

He was considered to be a well-read man with an extreme attention to detail. For his aborted film project on Napoléon Bonaparte, he had one of his assistants go to various bookstores to acquire every book he could find on the French emperor, and he returned with well in excess of 100. Kubrick read them all and astonished his associates with his level of retention. When working on a battlefield scene, he even examined an historical painting of the battle so he could note exactly what the weather was in the painting and make sure to film the battle on a day with similar weather patterns.

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Stanley Kubrick in Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

He was a huge fan of the New York Yankees.

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Stanley Kubrick and Philip Stone in Shining (1980)

Seven of his last nine films were nominated for Oscars. He was nominated for Best Director four consecutive times, for his pictures starting with Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) and ending with Barry Lyndon (1975).

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Stanley Kubrick in Uhrwerk Orange (1971)

Ranked #4 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Greatest directors ever!" [2005]

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Stanley Kubrick and Matthew Modine in Full Metal Jacket (1987)

By the age of thirteen, he had become passionate about photography, chess and jazz drumming.

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Stanley Kubrick in Full Metal Jacket (1987)

At the age of 16, he snapped a photograph of a news vendor in New York the day after President Franklin D. Roosevelt died. He sold the photograph to Look magazine, which printed it. The magazine eventually hired him as an apprentice photographer while he was still in high school.

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Stanley Kubrick, Leonard Rossiter, William Sylvester, etc.

In 1950, after creating and publishing a photo essay for Look magazine on boxing, he used the proceeds from the sale to the magazine to make his first film, a 16-minute documentary on the same subject entitled Day of the Fight (1951).

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Stanley Kubrick and Jack Nicholson in Shining (1980)

In his 1974 memoir "Bud: The Brando I Knew," Carlo Fiore Carlo Fiore writing of his experience developing and working on the movie One-Eyed Jacks (1961) with his friend Marlon Brando - said that Kubrick had wanted to hire Spencer Tracy to play the character of Dad Longworth in the film. The part had already been cast with Karl Malden, and Brando countered that Malden was a fine actor. Kubrick agreed, but said that Malden played "losers" and the part needed a heavyweight to balance Brando's character of Rio. Brando immediately vetoed the idea of Tracy and forbade any more discussion on the topic.

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Stanley Kubrick and Jack Nicholson in Shining (1980)

Kubrick and his partner James B. Harris, during the development of Lolita (1962), hired Marlon Brando's friend Carlo Fiore -- whom Kubrick had worked with on the development of One-Eyed Jacks (1961) -- to write a screenplay of Vladimir Nabokov's novel "Kamera obskura," which Fiore had optioned himself. Written in Russian in 1932, "Kamera obskura" was first translated into English around 1938 as "Camera Obscura" and again circa 1960 as "Laughter in the Dark.") The book had elements in common with "Lolita," and Kubrick -- who was worried he was being hustled when Fiore approached him with the rights to the novel -- tied up the production of a potential rival film by hiring Fiore. Nothing came of Fiore's foray into film development, although Tony Richardson later made a movie of the novel with Nicol Williamson starring.

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Kirk Douglas and Stanley Kubrick in Wege zum Ruhm (1957)

Used his favorite piece of music "Thus spoke Zaratustra" by Richard Strauss, recorded by Herbert von Karajan as the music score in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).

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Kirk Douglas and Stanley Kubrick in Spartacus (1960)

Kubrick had started pre-production on Full Metal Jacket (1987) in 1980, a full seven years before it was theatrically released. The success of similar films during that time (particularly Oliver Stone's Platoon (1986) and John Irvin's Hamburger Hill (1987)) left him a bit jaded, feeling like he had been beaten at his own game. This sentiment stayed with him in the early 1990s when he decided to shelve Aryan Papers, his adaptation of the Louis Begley novel Wartime Lies. Kubrick had completed the script and had done a large amount of pre-production work on Aryan Papers; Johanna ter Steege and Joseph Mazzello had been cast in the lead roles and locations had been scouted in Denmark, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Warners officially announced the project as Kubrick's next film in April 1993 and it was scheduled for a December 1994 release. Around the same time Steven Spielberg was shooting Schindler's List (1993), and Kubrick thought the Holocaust-based subject matter of the two projects was too similar. The shelving of this project helps to explain the 12-year gap between Full Metal Jacket (1987) and Eyes Wide Shut (1999).

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Kirk Douglas and Stanley Kubrick in Spartacus (1960)

He directed four of the American Film Institute's 100 Most Greatest Movies: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) at #15, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) at #39, A Clockwork Orange (1971) at #70, and Spartacus (1960) at #81.

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Stanley Kubrick

He once called Ken Russell in the early 1970s but ended the conversation abruptly because, according to Russell, he had been frightened by a bee. He then called several days later to ask Russell where he had found the lovely English locations for his period films. Russell told him and Kubrick used the locations in his next film, Barry Lyndon (1975). Russell said, "I felt quite chuffed.".

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Kirk Douglas, Stanley Kubrick, and Woody Strode in Spartacus (1960)

In interviews upon with the release of his highly controversial A Clockwork Orange (1971), Kubrick cited The Ox-Bow Incident (1942) as the kind of movie he did NOT want to make when defending the use of an "evil" protagonist (Alex). Kubrick reasoned that The Ox-Bow Incident (1942) was bad art, as it took the stand that lynching was evil because innocent people might be lynched, not the stand that lynching (i.e, extra-judicial murder) was itself evil. He wanted Alex explicitly evil (thus, the jettisoning of the last chapter of the original novel, in which Alex is reformed; this chapter was not in the American edition that Terry Southern had given to Kubrick). Kubrick felt that an explicitly evil Alex underscores the point that the state's invasion of the prisoner's soul (turning him into a mechanical man, a "clockwork orange") was evil whatever the guilt or innocent, and the level thereof, of the prisoner.

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