The Design Museum has announced a new exhibition that celebrates the work of Stanley Kubrick, one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century. Marking the 20th anniversary of Kubrick's death, the exhibition explores his unique command of the whole creative design process of film making, from storyteller to director to editor.
The exhibition features several themed rooms, each shaped around a separate film, including Barry Lyndon, 2001: Space Odyssey, Full Metal Jacket, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Paths of Glory, Spartacus, Lolita, Eyes Wide Shut, and Dr. Strangelove. Visitors will enter the exhibition whilst walking on a replica carpet from the iconic scene in The Shining, before entering a 'one-point perspective' corridor mirroring Kubrick's famous camera technique.
"If you want to step inside the mind of one of the greatest film directors of all time, this exhibition will take you there," Executive Curator Alan Yentob said. "Stanley Kubrick's imagination was boundless and his mastery of every aspect of filmmaking will be on display here at the Design Museum. Join us for a Festival of Stanley."
Featuring more than 500 objects, projections, and interviews, the exhibition brings to the fore Kubrick's innovative spirit and fascination with all aspects of design, depicting the in-depth level of detail that he put into each of his films. It also includes important works by designers Hardy Amies, Saul Bass, Milena Canonero and Ken Adam, art and photography from Diane Arbus, Allen Jones, and Don McCullin, designs from Saul Bass, Elliot Noyes and Pascall Morgue alongside contributions from renowned directors.
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