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THE STANLEY KUBRICK EXHIBITION AT THE DESIGN MUSEUM

Stanley KubrickFrom the 26th of April, 2019, to the 15th of September, The Design Museum, London, will be hosting an exhibit dedicated to the late, great, Stanley Kubrick, in order to celebrate the numerous films he’s directed throughout his career, including Barry Lyndon, Dr. Strangelove, Full Metal Jacket, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Paths of Glory, Spartacus, Lolita, Eyes Wide Shut, and 2001: A Space Odyssey.





Once inside the museum, visitors will be able to gain access to the exhibit by walking along a brown, burgundy, and orange patterned-carpet, identical to the one featured in the Stephen King horror classic, 'The Shining', before going through a ‘one-point perspective’ corridor that mirrors Kubrick’s famous camera technique. Then, whenever they're ready, they can open the doors and check out more than 500 objects, projections, and interviews, all of which highlights Kubrick’s innovative spirit and fascination for design. This ranges from him predicting the beauty of outer space one year prior to the Moon Landing, in '2001: A Space Odyssey' (1968), all the way to him using NASA-manufactured camera-lenses to shoot those candlelit scenes in 'Barry Lyndon' (1975).

2001Now, for a brief rundown on some of the objects, props, and items on display, you might like to know that the exhibition includes a selection of costumes designed and used for 'Barry Lyndon'; the Centrifuge-set developed for '2001'; the infamous Born-to-Kill helmet worn by Private Joker in 'Full Metal Jacket'; as well as a large assortment of pre and post production materials loaned from the 'Stanley Kubrick Archive' (based at UAL and the Special Collections Centre). What's more, people will also get the chance to relive key scenes from 'The Shining' (1980), 'Eyes Wide Shut' (1999), and 'A Clockwork Orange' (1972), hear personal anecdotes from those who were close to him, and find out who Stanley was as a person, how he used innovative techniques to create his films, and what he did to break into the industry.

What now follows are a selection of images kindly sent to me by the Design Museum.


2001: A Space Odyssey
'2001: A Space Odyssey' (1965–68; GB/United States)
Enter the Monolith.
© Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

A Clockwork Orange
'A Clockwork Orange' (1970-71; GB/United States)
Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell) in the Korova Milkbar.
© Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

The Shining
'The Shining' (1980; GB/United States)
Stanley Kubrick and Jack Nicholson on the set of the film.
© Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

2001: A Space Odyssey
'2001: A Space Odyssey' (1965–68; GB/United States)
A Corridor on the Space Station.
© Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Dr. Strangelove
'Dr. Strangelove' (1963-64; GB/United States)
The Conference table in the War Room.
 © Sony/Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

Full Metal Jacket
'Full Metal Jacket' (1986-87; GB)
Matthew Modine and Stanley Kubrick on the set of the film.
© Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Killer’s Kiss
'Killer’s Kiss' (1955; The Tiger of New York, USA)
Stanley Kubrick during the filming of the movie. 
© Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Barry Lyndon
'Barry Lyndon' (1975-74; GB)
Stanley commandeering the troops.
© Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.


As an added bonus, visitors are allowed to check out a vast archive that comprises production documents, props, set designs, and storyboards, which illustrates Stanley Kubrick’s philosophy and ability to create complete worlds within each of his films. Plus, if they're feeling particularly adventurous, there are a number of important works on display as well, created by Hardy Amies, Saul Bass, MilenaEliot Noyes, Pascal Mourgue, and Ken Adam (the designers); Diane Arbus, Allen Jones, and Don McCullin (art and photography); and contributions from other world-renowned directors.

What: Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition
Where: The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG
When: From the 26th of April, 2019, to the 15th of September, 2019.
How Much: Entry costs £16 for adults, £8 for students and children aged between six and fifteen, and children under six enter for free. There is also a family option available, so to find out more, please click here for further information.



For more information on 'The Stanley Kubrick Exhibition', please check out The Design Museum's website, facebook, and twitter pages. Or better yet, why don't you go there in person and see first hand what they have on offer?

THE STANLEY KUBRICK EXHIBITION AT THE DESIGN MUSEUM THE STANLEY KUBRICK EXHIBITION AT THE DESIGN MUSEUM Reviewed by David Andrews on April 17, 2019 Rating: 5

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