“The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle.” —Stanley Kubrick
I can’t believe it’s already been 6 months since the opening of the Stanley Kubrick exhibit at LACMA. As we dive further into the month of May that’s likely to pass by just as fast, the end of this nitty-gritty display of the well-known cinemaster’s career of works is near (on June 30.)
Kubrick’s works were famously known for their great intensity, as well as their cinematic detail. Watching a Kubrick film leaves one (even The Shining alone is worth years of studying, not to mention the many theories that lie behind his film’s motives in the latest Room 237 documentary) curious about the underlying themes.
The exhibit, which is a mirror image display of the peculiarity of Kubrick and his overall creepiness, features everything from his old director’s chair all the way to his original desk, where he probably researched and wrote all his masterpieces; there are wigs, costumes, letters, cameras, drawings, photographs, knick-knacks (except for unfortunately there’s no H.A.L. to be seen)—everything that will leave you wondering just how in the hell he thought all of this stuff up.
So if you’re one of those likely film buffs living in the city of Los Angeles, definitely splurge the $14–there’s still a little over a month left, so no excuses!
BONUS: you get to have your picture taken with the twins