Eyes Wide Open

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You can thank, or blame, the director Stanley Kubrick for some of the most memorable—and in some cases indelible—images that are still imprinted on your retina…or your eardrums. (“Singing in the Rain” has never sounded quite the same after A Clockwork Orange, has it?) In the very unlikely event that the impact of his oeuvre has faded, a visit to the Contemporary Jewish Museum should refresh your memory. There, a traveling show called, simply, Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition, features annotated scripts, costumes, sets, props, posters, clips, and, of course, stills like these from such classics as The Shining, Lolita, and Dr. Strangelove. And if you still need to fill in some gaps in your Kubrick viewing, the New Mission Alamo Drafthouse has been screening some of his best this month, and October 13–15, the San Francisco Symphony will present 2001: A Space Odyssey with full orchestral accompaniment.

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The Shining, directed by Stanley Kubrick (GB/United States; 1978-1980). Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) at the hotel bar. © Warner Bros.

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A Clockwork Orange, directed by Stanley Kubrick (GB/United States; 1970-71). Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell) in the record store with two women. © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, directed by Stanley Kubrick (GB/United States; 1963-64). The Conference table in the War Room. © Sony/Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

 

Installation photos of Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition by JKA Photography

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