Today, July 26th, is the Birth anniversary of one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, Stanley Kubrick.
Stanley Kubrick was not only an extraordinary Film Director but he was also a great Screewriter, Producer, Editor and Cinematographer.
Almost all of his films are based on novels or short stories.
Stanley Kubrick was also very famous for being a perfectionist. In every film production, he had a lot of special attention to every deail, because he wanted to achive realism. From the music, to the cinematography.
His films are also very famous because of the impressive cinematography and great selections of classical music like for example, the music of Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov, Elgar and Rossini in “A Clockwork Orange”, the music of Handel, Schubert, Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi and Paisiello in “Barry Lyndon”, Richard Strauss’s “Also sprach Zarathustra” and Johann Strauss Jr’s “Blue Danube” in “2001 Space Odyssey” and more.
Kubrick’s films covered a lot of genres. From drama, to war, science fiction, horror, historical epics, black comedies and crime.
Also he had a lot of passion for playing chess.
My favorite Stanley Kubrick films are: “2001 Space Odyssey”, “A Clockwork Orange”, “Paths of Glory”, “Barry Lyndon”, “The Shining”, “Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”, “Lolita”, “Spartacus” and “Full Metal Jacket”.
Stanley Kubrick had a film project about “Napoleon Bonaparte” but unfortunately, he couldn’t make it.
Stanley Kubrick admired the works of Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, Vittorio De Sica, Francois Trauffaut, David Lean and Woody Allen.
Vladimir Nobokov, Anthony Burgess, Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen King were the famous authors of the novels that Stanley Kubrick adapted to the screen.
He used a lot the music of György Ligeti in “2001 Space Odyssey”.
Here are some movie posters of the films of Stanley Kubrick: