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Kubrick, Stanley

Born: 1928 AD
Died: 1999 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Director

1928 – Born on July 26th in New York, New York. American motion-picture director and writer whose films are characterized by a cool, formal visual style, meticulous attention to detail, and a detached, often ironic pessimism.

1945 – Having become interested in photography in high school, Kubrick became a staff photographer for Look magazine at age 17.

1951 – His first film, The Day of the Fight, is a short documentary about the boxing world.

1953 – His first feature-length film, Fear and Desire, dealt with World War II.

1957 – Paths of Glory, a story of military injustice in the French army during World War I, brought Kubrick into prominence as a director.

1960-1964 – After Spartacus, a historical epic, Kubrick made Lolita, based on the novel by Vladimir Nabokov; Dr. Strangelove, which turned the possibility of a nuclear war into a grim joke.

1968-1999 – The film 2001: A Space Odyssey, which earned an Academy Award for special visual effects; A Clockwork Orange, based on the dystopian novel by Anthony Burgess; Barry Lyndon, based on William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel of manners; The Shining, a horror film based on the novel by Stephen King; Full Metal Jacket, about the Vietnam War; and the posthumously released Eyes Wide Shut, an exploration of marital fidelity and sexuality.
         – Died on March 7th in Childwickbury Manor, near St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England.