Monday, December 01, 2014

Exhibit: The Odyssey of Stanley Kubrick!

TIFF Bell Lightbox's Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition Review

The TIFF Bell Lightbox downtown Toronto has been on a roll with amazing exhibitions from some of the great film makers of our time. A few years ago it was Tim Burton, and last year Canada's own David Cronenberg was featured. Now, the life and work of one of the film industry's all-time greats, is on display in an amazing exhibition at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition features rare photographs, letters, props, and costumes from the 50-year career of the late great director.

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Taken from an extensive archive from Kubrick's home and workplace, this exhibition takes a closer look at both his personal and work life and the films he created.


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Costumes from Spartacus, 1960
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Clip from Lolita, 1962
Featured items are the twin's dresses from The Shining, the "Born to Kill" helmet from Full Metal Jacket, and an authentic model of the war room from Dr. Strangelove. It was amazing to walk through and relive some of my favourite movie moments. Touring The Shining display was so amazing, I actually got chills. Several of the paintings used in the hotel from The Shining are also on display at The Alex Coville exhibit at The AGO. There are also materials from two of his unfinished projects, Napoleon and The Aryan Papers

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From 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968
From 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968
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Costume from Barry Lyndon, 1975
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Costume from A Clockwork Orange, 1971
Making its Canadian premiere in Toronto, having already be shown in the cities of Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, and others; Stanley Kubrick is only running until January 25, 2015. Also in conjunction with Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition is Stanley Kubrick: A Cinematic Odyssey: a retrospective of Kubrick's films, including rare screenings of his early short films. Please visit A Cinematic Odyssey for more information and show times.

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The Shining, 1980 display
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The Twins' costumes from The Shining, 1980
"Born To Kill" helmet worn by Private Joker (Matthew Modine) from Full Metal Jacket, 1987
I absolutely loved this exhibit! I got a deeper understanding of Kubrick himself as well as his films. He was passionate about his work and extremely meticulous in his planning of his films. I highly recommend this exhibit to anyone, who not only enjoyed Kubrick films, but any films. It's a great 'behind the scenes' look at the planning and staging of large film productions. 

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P.s!: Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition continues on the fourth floor of The Bell Lightbox, in The CIBC Canadian Film Gallery. Several of Kubrick's cameras and production materials are on display. The fourth floor gallery is free and open to the public. There is also an exciting series of Kubrick roundtables and talks taking place until January 18, 2015. 

P.s,
Melanie!

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