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With so many sequels and remakes in theaters these days, we?re excited to spend time with a true film innovator at LACMA?s just-opened retrospective on director Stanley Kubrick

The revered director is known for a series of wildly diverse and controversial films over the course of his 40-year career--Lolita, A Clockwork Orange and Eyes Wide Shut, to name a few. Indeed, 13 years after his death, Kubrick is still in the news: At this year?s Sundance festival, a documentary posited that he faked the Apollo 11 moon landing.

The LACMA exhibit features more than 1,000 objects from his movies (handsomely arranged by film production designer Patti Podesta). It also reveals fun facts, like that the creepy twins from The Shining were inspired by Diane Arbus, or how at 16 Kubrick worked as a photojournalist for Look magazine in New York, or that between takes on set, he?d be deeply engrossed in chess. 

Thirteen of Kubrick?s films are also being screened at the museum, beginning with his debut feature, a war film named Fear and Desire, on November 9. Eyes Wide Shut concludes the exhibit on December 15.  

Altogether, we?re ready for thrills, chills and laughs--filmmaking at its best. 

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.; 323-857-6000 or

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