The Kubrick Corner

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Biography
PART 1: More than meets the eye
Introduction to themes
The Kuleshov effect
Kubrick as cold rationalist
PART 2: Opening Shots
The Kubrick Aesthetic & Spectatorship Theory
Concept Art and Storyboards
Kubrick's bathrooms
Dinner with Stanley
PART 3: The Killing
Simultaneity and Overlap
The Unknown Kubrick
The Early Films
PART 4: Paths of Glory
Creation and Destruction
PART 5: Spartacus
I Viddied Spartacus
PART 6: Lolita
Michael Ciment on Lolita
1962 Kubrick interview
PART 7: Dr Strangelove
War and Sex
PART 8: 2001: A Space Odyssey
A Cold Descent
SF Capital
Three Metamorphoses
PART 9: A Clockwork Orange
Alex as artist
Crime and Punishment
The Decor Of Tomorrow's Hell
Spectacle and Violence
PART 10: Barry Lyndon Reconsidered
The Vanity of Existence
Narrative and Discourse
Kubrick's Narrator and "The higher aesthetic"
PART 11: Imperfect Symmetries
Animal friends
Historicism and Hauntology
4 Articles
The Uncanny
PART 12: Deconstructing Masculinity
The Jungian Thing
Kubrick's Ulterior War
AMK Essays
Who am I?
Anybody's Son Will Do
PART 13: Eyes Wide Shut
3 Articles
Contemporary Sexuality and its Discontents
Squalid Infidelities
Crazy cults and Grotesque Caricatures
Was Eyes Wide Shut completed?
PART 14: A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Kubrick's A.I. by Ian Watson
New AI Page
PART 15: Kubrick's Psychopaths
Kubrick's office and grave
A Collection of Letters
The Quote Page
Scorsese on Kubrick
Kubrick Interviews
Useful weblinks, books and Guestbook

 

'Only a few film directors possess a conceptual talent - that is, a talent to crystallise every film they make into a cinematic concept. It transcends the need to find a good subject, an absorbing story, or an extraordinary premise to build on. Essentially, it is the talent to construct a form that will exhibit the maker's vision in an unexpected way. It is this conceptual talent that distinguishes Stanley Kubrick.' - Alexander Walker

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STORYBOARDS AND CONCEPT ART

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EYES WIDE SHUT- Bill's dream sequence

The following storyboards were commissioned in 1995, when Kubrick envisioned Eyes Wide Shut as a period piece.

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EYES WIDE SHUT- Bill's dream sequence

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EYES WIDE SHUT- Bill's dream sequence

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EYES WIDE SHUT- Alice and naval officer

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EYES WIDE SHUT- Masked Ball

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EYES WIDE SHUT- Costume Store

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EYES WIDE SHUT- Costume Store

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EYES WIDE SHUT- Masked Ball

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EYES WIDE SHUT- Masked Ball

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EYES WIDE SHUT- Masked Ball

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EYES WIDE SHUT- Costume store

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EYES WIDE SHUT- Masked ball

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EYES WIDE SHUT- Costume store

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EYES WIDE SHUT- Masked Ball

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EYES WIDE SHUT- Masked Ball

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EYES WIDE SHUT- Costume store

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EYES WIDE SHUT- Costume store

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EYES WIDE SHUT- Costume store

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EYES WIDE SHUT- Somerton Mansion

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The New York set

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CONCEPT ART FOR A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
 
The following artwork was done by Chris Barker, during his 2 and a half year employment by Kubrick during the mid 90s.

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A.I.- Rogue City

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A.I.- Moon

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A.I. - New York under water

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A.I.- Cryo facility

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A.I.- Moon

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A.I. - Bridge entrace to Rogue City

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A.I.- Ice fields

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A.I.- The Flesh Fair

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A.I.- The Flesh Fair

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A.I. - Vessels

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3D ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPT ART BY CHRIS BAKER

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THE SHINING

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The Shining- Road to Overlook Hotel

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

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29 year old British illustrator, Brian Sanders, was one of two artists hired in 1966 to cover the shooting of 2001. The work that he produced remained unpublished until these few pieces were printed alongside an article in THE INDEPENDENT MAGAZINE on 20th January 2001.

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The final details being put on the Discovery

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Space Station rotting in a field.

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FULL METAL JACKET

 

Kubrick commissioned very little art work for Full Metal Jacket. He prefered to improvise, rather than tie himself down to storyboards. He did hire Philip Castle, however, to work on the film's poster art. Kubrick told Castle that he wanted a simple image that would be recognisable in black and white, even when reduced to the size of a single column in a newspaper. The first sketch shown here was done by Kubrick himself.

 

The second picture is a reference photograph that Castle worked with. Originally he drew the helmet as if it were sitting flat on a surface. It was Kubrick who suggested that pitching the helmet at an angle, as if being worn by a marine, would be more dynamic and striking.

 

 

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Sketch by Kubrick

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This "headshot" mirrors Pyle's "headshot".
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The Sniper was originally intended to be shown decapitated or shot in the face.

BARRY LYNDON

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A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
 

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Costume check in Kubricks garden.

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Kubrick created a highly stylised ad campaign

ARYAN PAPERS

 

Dutch actress Joanna Ter Steege fitting on dresses for “Aryan Papers”, a film abandoned by Kubrick.

 

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THE SIMPSONS HOMAGES
 
Due to popular demand, behold the weirdest thing on Kubrick Corner. Thanks to Mattew Hamilton for lowering the intergrity of this website...

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