As Stanley Kubrick, The Exhibition opens this week at La Cinémathèque Française, Paris, we've taken a look at some of the highlights from the American director's prolific career.
Despite many of Kubricks films receiving lukewarm receptions on release or generating major controversy, his films have survived the test of time and Kubrick is heralded as one of the most influential and acclaimed cinema directors of his time.
Despite finding distinction in the film world back in 1957 with Paths of Glory, it was 2001: Space Odyssey (1968), that was considered ground-breaking and foreshadowed the reputation he was to garner in years to come. Taking the topic of a possible nuclear war and making it into a black comedy was a unique approach, and a gamble, one which luckily paid off. He went on to direct adaptations of Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange (1971) and Stephen King's The Shining (1980). Both writers were reported to have been unhappy with Kubrick's interpretations, yet both films have gone down in cinematic history.
Stanley Kubrick remains synonymous with exceptional film making; his later films included Full Metal Jacket (1987) and Eyes Wide Shut (1999), further secured his status as a visionary in the canon of filmmaking.