[Original works from the Stanley Kubrick Estate.
Stanley Kubrick and Geoffrey Unsworth developed a system for calculating from the grey tones of b/w Polaroids the right lighting for filming
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY.]
¬ Envisioning Kubrick
¬ Cataloguing the estate
Stanley Kubrick is one of the most outstanding directors in film history.
For the first time worldwide, the Deutsches Filmmuseum and
the Deutsches Architektur Museum in Frankfurt am Main present a major exhibition on his work.
In close co-operation with Christiane Kubrick and his long-standing executive
producer, Jan Harlan, the inaccessible estate of the director has been catalogued. For eight months an archivist of the
Deutsches Filmmuseum has been researching at the estate at St. Albans, near London.
Already during the preparatory phase, the project had evoked great interest among the public.
Actors who worked with Kubrick, for example,
¬ Nicole Kidman
, ¬ Tom Cruise
¬ Sky du Mont
¬ Sidney Pollack
¬ Steven Spielberg
, ¬ Sir Arthur C. Clarke
¬ Wendy Carlos
are supporting the exhibition.
¬ Warner Bros., USA
¬ Warner Bros., Germany
, the key holder of the copyrights, is the first co-operation partner.
Stanley Kubrick planned his film projects down to the minutest detail.
Therefore, the primary material itself is extensive indeed: costumes, props, technical
material, photographs, film and numerous written documents are part of his
estate. The systematic archiving and cataloguing of these materials will take years and
will bring to light new aspects and understanding of Kubrick. On an area of more than 1,200 square metres the Stanley Kubrick exhibition presents a representative part of the Kubrick legacy.
After the premiere in Frankfurt am Main (March 31 to July 4 2004) the exhibition will be on show at further
locations in Germany and abroad.
The exhibition catalogue is available in English and in German.