By James MacLean
LACMA and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Academy) are pleased to co-present Stanley Kubrick, the first U.S. retrospective of the seminal director, on view November 1, 2012-June 30, 2013.
The exhibition covers the breadth of Kubrick’s practice, beginning with his early photographs for Look magazine, taken in the 1940s, which evidence his obsession with visual composition that continued to characterize his groundbreaking directorial achievements of the 1950s through the 1990s. His films are represented through a selection of annotated scripts, production photography, lenses and cameras, set models, costumes, and props. This retrospective reevaluates how we define the artist in the 21st century, and simultaneously expands upon LACMA’s commitment to exploring the intersection of art and film.