The second and fourth of these may be surprising: Kubrick
was not religious, and ostensibly downplayed his heritage.
"Well Sydney," said Kubrick
, "I didn't think it would take this long, but don't you want to get it right?" The episode is typical of a man widely considered a genius, mostly for his film-making, but also for personifying the public image of what a genius is expected to be.
A scene from 2001, and, above, Stanley Kubrick
on the set in the late 1960s
died in 1999, before the film was released.
, a screenwriter, director and editor, was known for his thorough research and attention to detail when making influential films like science fiction work "2001: A Space Odyssey", horror film "The Shining" and black comedy "Dr.
The theory was refuted by Kubrick
's daughter, Vivian, in a (https://twitter.com/ViKu1111/status/750231247994155009?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E750231247994155009&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fvariety.com%2F2016%2Ffilm%2Fnews%2Fstanley-kubrick-moon-landing-conspiracy-theory-addressed-daughter-vivian-1201809270%2F) tweet.
On Paths of Glory, Kubrick
worked with Kirk Douglas, who would invite the thirty-year-old filmmaker - after a troubled beginning to the production - to helm his sword-and-sandal epic Spartacus (1960).
, who died in 1999, had adapted Stefan Zweig's 1913 novella Burning Secret into a script.
One features Kubrick
himself, while another shows author Arthur C Clarke from whose short story the film was adapted.
The screenings, dubbed Stanley Kubrick
: The Filmworker Series, run until Thursday and include the 1975 period piece famously shot with natural light, "Barry Lyndon;" the infamous 1980 Stephen King adaptation, "The Shining;" 1987's Vietnam War film, "Full Metal Jacket;" and Kubrick
's final, posthumous effort, the 1999 psychosexual thriller "Eyes Wide Shut," featuring daring performances by then-married Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise.
: New York Jewish Intellectual" by Nathan Abrams (who is a professor of film studies at Bangor University in Wales, and the founding co-editor of Jewish Film and New Media: An International Journal) reexamines the director's work in context of his ethnic and cultural origins.
With the Dawn of Man Kubrick
echoed the writer Robert Ardrey, who argued that lethal violence first made us human.