So, I've had a few days off the past couple of weeks...ah, the unpredictable life of a freelancer... I've actually kept pretty busy, but the last couple days I've gotten a bit stir crazy. That's when a friend reminded me that the Stanley Kubrick exhibit was ending soon! So I decided to rush over to LACMA yesterday to see it before it closed.
Go NOW--it closes after June 30th.
But, if you don't have time to go, at least you can see a little of it here on the blog.
I have only seen a couple of Kubrick's films (I love The Shining ), and I think the exhibit would resonate better with people who have seen more of his work. I definitely want to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey and Dr. Strangelove now. I still appreciated seeing all the behind-the-scenes elements about him as a director and filmmaker.
Spartacus, a letter to Kubrick from Kirk Douglas
Clockwork Orange, original costume
2001: A Space Odyssey, miniature set replica
The Shining , my favorite! So fun to see so many original props.
Did you feel like you were just watching the movie? Oops, spoiler alert!
They also had scripts for several of the films where he had made notes upon reading it for the first time. Pretty cool.
My main takeaway was: Kubrick was a weirdo. But I guess geniuses usually do have a screw loose somewhere.
- Buy your tickets NOW! they were sold out for the day when i got there, but luckily i'd bought them ahead of time online HERE
- Carpool! parking at LACMA is $10, eesh
- Give yourself at least 2-3 hours. You'll want to check out other parts of LACMA, including a Picasso wing and a Matisse special exhibit.
In other news...who wants to buy me a Rothko? ;)