Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999)

I’ve always been a great admirer of the films of Stanley Kubrick.


Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick

I missed out on Fear and Desire (1953) and Killer’s Kiss (1955), but from 1956 onwards, I’ve seen everything he ever made. I’ve watched and enjoyed:


The Killing (1956)


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Paths of Glory (1957)


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Spartacus (1960)


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Lolita (1962)


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Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)


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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)


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A Clockwork Orange (1971)


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Barry Lyndon (1975)


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The Shining (1980)


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Full Metal Jacket (1987)


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Apart from Eyes Wide Shut (1999), which is a disaster and a mess, the rest of Kubrick’s films are classics.


Paths of Glory is a great anti-war film starring Kirk Douglas. Here’s the trailer:



Spartacus is also a great anti-war film starring Kirk Douglas, but set in a different time and place to its predecessor. Here’s the trailer:



Lolita had the League of Decency hound Kubrick out of the US. Here’s the trailer:



Dr Strangelove is a great anti-war film starring Peter Sellers. Here’s the trailer:


2001: A Space Odyssey is an LSD inspired space trip. Here’s the trailer:



A Clockwork Orange is a black comedy/serious study of a juvenile delinquent. Here’s the trailer:



Barry Lyndon is a beautifully-filmed version of Thackeray’s novel. Here’s the trailer:



The Shining has entered film folklore – so no need for me to comment. Here’s the trailer:



Full Metal Jacket is a great anti-war film starring Matthew Modine. Here’s the trailer:



The attention to detail is fantastic, the cinematography is nearly perfect, certain scenes are classic film moments; moments that define what film is – and what it can do.


Try watching any or all of the nine Stanley Kubrick films listed above. You won’t regret it.


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4 Responses to “Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999)”

  1. filmbuff Says:

    thanks for this – Kubrick was the last auteur – a film master

  2. her-man Says:

    Kubrick was a meticulous film-maker, but so boring! All that time to make The Shining and it’s Nicholson who makes it great, not Kubrick. Same with Lolita – it’s Mason who grabs the eye, not Kubrick’s lenses or set-ups. Over-rated egomaniac!

  3. Harry Miller Says:

    I’ve always been a great admirer of the films of Stanley Kubrick. I missed out on Fear and Desire (1953) and Killer’s Kiss (1955), but from 1956 onwards, I’ve seen everything he ever made. I’ve watched and enjoyed: The Killing (1956), Paths of Glory, Spartacus, Dr Strangelove, Lolita, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut.

  4. Sam Ellis Says:

    Stanley Kubrick was an amazing director who created some incredible films. He was a genius. Loved reading about him.

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