The Ultimate Guide to Stanley Kubrick’s Lenses Collection

When you here the Stanley Kubrick you think of images. One of the many reasons Kubrick was such a remarkable filmmaker was that he came to the film industry after years working as a professional photographer for publications like Look magazine. There he learned about composition, light and of course lenses. Not many film directors worry about the latest camera tech–cinematographers usually…

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Kinoptik 5.7mm F1.8 (The Kubrick) – Vintage Lens Review

Kinoptik 5.7mm F1.8 I always marveled at how Stanley Kubrick chose his lenses considering he created some of the most visually stunning images ever exposed to film. After visiting his exhibit at the LACMA, multiple times, I saw this very odd looking lens in the display case. The lens in question was the Kinoptik 9.8…

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Stanley Kubrick’s Short Film: Day Of The Fight

Day of the Fight shows Irish-American middleweight boxer Walter Cartier during the height of his career, on April 17, 1950, the day of a fight with middleweight Bobby James and was directed by Stanely Kubrick. Kubrick and Alexander Singer used daylight-loading Eyemo cameras that take 100-foot spools of 35mm black-and-white film to shoot the fight,…

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The Shining: Breaking Down Stanley Kubrick’s Masterpiece

The Shining is the legendary 1980 film starring Jack Nicholson as the protagonist of a psychological horror story. Directed by Stanley Kubrick, it’s touted to be one of the top 10 all-time scariest horror shows. The original story was written by Steven King who published a novel with the same title in 1997. Director Stanley…

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Stanley Kubrick Screenplays (Download)

Stanley Kubrick is, without question, one of the titans of cinema. His style, unique approach, and genre-jumping abilities are legendary. Known as mostly a director and producer, Kubrick wrote or co-wrote most of his masterpieces. When reading his screenplays you get a small window into the man himself. I love reading one of his scripts,…

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Barry Lyndon: Breaking Down Stanley Kubrick’s Masterpiece

In the history of dramatic films, Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon gets a beautiful ranking. It won a total of four Oscars under the production category. It is a film that is based on a novel written by William Makepeace Thackeray: ‘The Luck of Barry Lyndon,’ in 1844. The film itself was made in 1975. Stanley…

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A Clockwork Orange: Breaking Down Stanley Kubrick’s Masterpiece

In 1971 Legendary film director Stanley Kubrick released one of his masterpieces, A Clockwork Orange. The film is by far one of the most violent depictions of the future London. The movie itself is based on Anthony Burgess’s novel A Clockwork Orange published in 1962. Stanley Kubrick started filming A Clockwork Orange somewhere around September…

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