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Stanley Kubrick, the exhibition


Stanley Kubrick - L'exposition by lacinematheque

An exhaustive exhibit based on the legendary filmmaker is showing at La Cinémathèque Française in Paris through July 31, and already Time Out London has published an impassioned plea for it to visit Britain. After all, Kubrick spent the last half of his life in that green and pleasant land. Then again, he was American-born, so here's a plea for the exhibit to come to our shores as well.

The exhibit features what sounds like a treasure trove of props, including Malcolm McDowell's droog suit from "A Clockwork Orange" and Jack Torrance's typewriter from "The Shining," along with notes, shooting logs, letters (including one from Audrey Hepburn declining a role in his never-completed "Napoleon"), the man's director's chair and his favorite between-takes chess set.

The exhibit, which began in Frankfurt's Deutsches Filmmuseum in 2004, was curated by Kubrick's wife, Christiane, and her brother, Jan Harlan, who produced all of Stanley Kubrick's films beginning with 1975's "Barry Lyndon."

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