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Here’s Jon Ronson’s fascinating 2008 documentary on Stanley Kubrick’s vast personal collection of memorabilia related to his various films. Ronson was invited to Kubrick’s house by his widow, and when he arrived at the house he found that it was filled by over one thousand boxes, each containing snapshots, newspaper clippings, film out-takes, notes, and fan letters which the director used for research towards each of his films. Well worth a watch!

5 Responses to “Casting The Net: Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes”

  1. Todd Benefiel

    I was going to check out just a few minutes of this, just to see what it was like, and ended up watching the whole thing! A fascinating documentary, and quite a fun watch…too bad it wasn’t longer than 47 minutes. Thanks, Stu!

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    • Stu

      Glad you watched it and happy to be of service! It was on the BBC late one night a few years ago and I only just realised it was available on Vimeo. Fascinating indeed and really indicative of how meticulous he was.

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    • Stu

      I’d guess that this is essential viewing for a Kubrick fan. I’m going to focus on some serious Kubrick ‘gaps’ next year – I only watched The Shining for the first time last year, have only seen 2001 once (and that was over 20 years ago) and I’ve never seen Barry Lyndon, Lolita, Dr Strangelove or anything he made before Spartacus. Big gaps!

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      • Terry Malloy's Pigeon Coop

        Wow, some big gaps indeed. Dr Strangelove is fantastic! I actually saw 2001 at the cinema yesterday and it’s still brilliant! Looking forward to your thoughts on those you haven’t seen mate.

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