Eyes Wide Open: highlights from 'Stanley Kubrick, The Exhibition'

Film stills and snap shots span the length of the legendary director's career
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Alexander Singer, Stanley Kubrick on the set of the Killer's Kiss (1995), USA

2 / 15 Alexander Singer, Stanley Kubrick on the set of the Killer's Kiss (1995), USA

Stanley Kubrick and Sue Lyon as Lolita in Lolita, (1960-62), directed by Stanley Kubrick

3 / 15 Stanley Kubrick and Sue Lyon as Lolita in Lolita, (1960-62), directed by Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick on the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1965-68), directed by Stanley Kubrick

4 / 15 Stanley Kubrick on the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1965-68), directed by Stanley Kubrick

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Stanley Kubrick on the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1965-1968), directed by Stanley Kubrick

6 / 15 Stanley Kubrick on the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1965-1968), directed by Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick and Sue Lyon as Lolita in Lolita, (1960-62), directed by Stanley Kubrick

7 / 15 Stanley Kubrick and Sue Lyon as Lolita in Lolita, (1960-62), directed by Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick on the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1965-68), directed by Stanley Kubrick

8 / 15 Stanley Kubrick on the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1965-68), directed by Stanley Kubrick

Jack Nicholson as Jack in The Shining (1980), directed by Stanley Kubrick

9 / 15 Jack Nicholson as Jack in The Shining (1980), directed by Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick on the set of Spartacus (1959-1960), directed by Stanley Kubrick

10 / 15 Stanley Kubrick on the set of Spartacus (1959-1960), directed by Stanley Kubrick

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Lee Ermey as Sgt. Hartman in Full Metal Jacket (1987), directed by Stanley Kubrick

13 / 15 Lee Ermey as Sgt. Hartman in Full Metal Jacket (1987), directed by Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick and Jack Nicholson as Jack in The Shining, (1980), directed by Stanley Kubrick

14 / 15 Stanley Kubrick and Jack Nicholson as Jack in The Shining, (1980), directed by Stanley Kubrick

A Clockwork Orange (1970-71), USA

15 / 15 A Clockwork Orange (1970-71), USA


As Stanley Kubrick, The Exhibition opens this week at La Cinémathèque Française, Paris, we've taken a look at some of the highlights from the American director's prolific career. 

Despite many of Kubricks films receiving lukewarm receptions on release or generating major controversy, his films have survived the test of time and Kubrick is heralded as one of the most influential and acclaimed cinema directors of his time. 

Despite finding distinction in the film world back in 1957 with Paths of Glory, it was 2001: Space Odyssey (1968), that was considered ground-breaking and foreshadowed the reputation he was to garner in years to come. Taking the topic of a possible nuclear war and making it into a black comedy was a unique approach, and a gamble, one which luckily paid off. He went on to direct adaptations of Anthony BurgessA Clockwork Orange (1971) and Stephen King's The Shining (1980). Both writers were reported to have been unhappy with Kubrick's interpretations, yet both films have gone down in cinematic history. 

Stanley Kubrick remains synonymous with exceptional film making; his later films included Full Metal Jacket (1987) and Eyes Wide Shut (1999), further secured his status as a visionary in the canon of filmmaking.


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