Friday, May 17, 2013

'Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures' on YouTube!

Last year's documentary film 'Room 237' in which director Rodney Ascher presented perceived meanings in Stanley Kubrick's film 'The Shining' reawakened interest in the man behind of some of the most psychologically-intense films ever made.

It seems little coincidence that only a few months later, 'Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures' can now be watched here on YouTube. Released in 2001, this film about Stanley Kubrick is directed by his long-time assistant Jan Harlan and features interviews of many actors from Kubrick's films as well as directors Speilberg and Scorsese. Tom Cruise narrates over a sequence of film-clips, pictures and home movies which offer rare glimpses into the life of the famously private Kubrick. 

The Library catalogue hold many titles by, and about, Kubrick which are searchable here. As well as holding his best-known films on DVD, the excellent 'Stanley Kubrick Archive' at the link through to the University of the Arts in London can be accessed here. The archive provides a unique insight into the film-making processes of Kubrick and is fantastic fodder for fans of the acclaimed and controversial film-director.