RKS 2023 Film: “Kubrick by Kubrick”: Kubrick Speaks

The documentary “Kubrick by Kubrick” through interview narrative lets American director Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) discuss his films and reflect on life. Perhaps the most important observation made by Kubrick is that if you present life other than what you make of it then that is entertainment and that sums up many of the 13 films he made in 40 years as they hardly can be classified as pure entertainment. One actress quips all Kubrick films are an event and if you know his catalogue of films he directed I would have to agree with that actress.

French film critic Michel Ciment managed to establish a relationship with Kubrick and over ten years managed interviews with the elusive Kubrick. So Kubrick speaks to the audience through these tapes. Actors, cameramen and critics also give us insight into Kubrick. Other than a brief mention of his photographic experience for Look magazine we are not presented with his past life and formative years but as this documentary is about Kubrick and his films just accept it for what it is. A constant theme is his perfectionism almost bordering on an obsession. An actor from Dr. Strangelove comments on the 125 takes on one scene!

I am not sure out there in readerland if there is anyone who has not seen a Kubrick film and has a favourite. What is yours?

You can see the trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTPlMzJFC5s

Directed by Gregory Monro this documentary will be released exclusively by Level 33 Entertainment on digital/VOD platforms on 21March23.

RKS 2023 Film Rating 85/100.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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