Kubrick’s shining odyssey

Think of the images he seared into our consciousness: a crazed Jack Nicholson hacking his way through a door; Malcolm McDowell’s evil eye; the black monolith in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Aged 70, Stanley Kubrick had the best possible death.

26th September, 2009

Think of the images he seared into our consciousness: a crazed Jack Nicholson hacking his way through a door; Malcolm McDowell’s evil eye; the black monolith in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Aged 70, Stanley Kubrick had the best possible death.

Days after he finished editing Eyes Wide Shut in 1999, he went to sleep in his Hertfordshire home and never woke up. This week, an exhibition opens in celebration of his life. The man behind...

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