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March 15, 1999
I would like to thank Mike Downey for his touching March 10 column on Stanley Kubrick. It's fitting that Kubrick, who has been consistently misunderstood and underappreciated by many, should have his untimely death upstaged by a sports figure. As an English professor, for years I have used Kubrick's films as a means to introduce to students the most profound and crucial problems of humanity and modern culture. Even today, with film audiences numb to just about everything, Kubrick is able to offend, but only because people find his messages disturbing.
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November 22, 2013 | By Daniel Rothberg
On Nov. 21, 1963, film critics were planning to catch a special preview of Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove " the next day. But when the news came from Dallas on Nov. 22, those plans changed. "NEVER HELD ... THE DAY KENNEDY WAS SHOT," one guest scribbled on an invitation that resurfaced Friday on Reddit and other social media (see below), with many identifying the handwriting as Kubrick's own. Though it's difficult to confirm the source of the writing, city guide TimeOut London reported on a Kubrick exhibition that included an invitation card with the same text written on it in the director's handwriting.
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November 13, 2012 | By Caitlin Keller
Friday is the first in a series of pop-up dinners happening at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The series is called Red and draws its inspiration from the ongoing Stanley Kubrick exhibition and film retrospective . There will be two weekends to enjoy a three-course dinner followed by a Kubrick flick. Each dinner will feature cuisine inspired from one of Kubrick's films. The upcoming event on Friday will include a classic Roman feast in tribute to the night's feature film "Spartacus.
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November 2, 2013 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
The organization that brings us the Oscars aims to debut a major motion-picture museum in Los Angeles about 31/2 years from now. A star attraction will be a pair of the ruby slippers Judy Garland wore as Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz. " Leonardo DiCaprio, Stephen Spielberg and former Warner Bros. executive Terry Semel teamed to buy them last year for the museum, which aims to open by mid-2017 after renovating and expanding an unused building it is leasing from the next-door Los Angeles County Museum of Art. But the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences wants its $300-million Academy Museum of Motion Pictures to be much more than a fancy repository for Hollywood memories.
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October 9, 2013 | By David Ng
The massive museum exhibition devoted to director Stanley Kubrick that recently ran for more than six months at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is opening this week in São Paulo, Brazil, and will be heading to Toronto next year. São Paulo's Museum of Image and Sound is hosting the exhibition, which features items from Kubrick's personal archives as well as cameras, props and costumes from his feature films. The show is scheduled to open Friday and will run to Jan. 12. The exhibition's next stop will be Toronto's Bell Lightbox, a cultural building that is a venue for the annual Toronto International Film Festival.
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November 22, 2012
EXHIBITION Explore the fascinating, cinematic world of the legendary late director Stanley Kubrick. After the success of its recent Tim Burton exhibition, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is once again hosting a large-scale retrospective on the work of a popular filmmaker. The Kubrick exhibition features more than 1,000 items, including Kubrick's personal chess set, camera lenses and scrapbooks as well as art objects that influenced the director during the making of some of his films including "The Shining" and "2001: A Space Odyssey.
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June 21, 1987 | ALEXANDER WALKER, Walker is the film critic of the London Evening Standard and the author of various books on Anglo-American cinema
Every year or so, there's at least one of them, one film made under such secrecy that even rumors of it are hard to come by. "Full Metal Jacket" is it this time around and the fact that the man who shot the film in Britain is Stanley Kubrick goes a long way to explaining the maximum security surrounding it. In a recent interview at his well-secluded country home near London, the bearded 58-year-old director answered questions about the production, which opens Friday in the United States.
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July 10, 2013 | By David Ng
"Stanley Kubrick," the gigantic exhibition devoted to the perfectionist filmmaker that ran at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, proved to be a popular draw with the public, attracting 243,792 visitors during its eight-month stay, according to the museum. The exhibition, which opened in November and closed June 30, ran for 242 days and had a daily average of a little more than 1,000 visitors. LACMA estimates that about 28% of the attendees were first-time visitors to the museum, based on a survey it conducted.
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July 23, 2012 | By Jori Finkel
LACMA has confirmed that its next Art + Film Gala, an annual event designed to help the museum shore up support from Hollywood leaders, will honor filmmaker Stanley Kubrick alongside artist Ed Ruscha . Scheduled for Oct. 27, the event is co-chaired by Los Angeles County Museum of Art trustee Eva Chow (wife of restaurateur Michael Chow) and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. Steven Spielberg has agreed to pay a “special tribute” to Kubrick. Many of the museum's trustees, including Terry Semel , Brian Grazer, Michael Lynton and Steve Tisch , have industry ties.
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June 28, 1990 | DOUG LIST
Most everyone has seen the precise, epic-like sweep of Stanley Kubrick's direction in "Dr. Strangelove," "2001," "A Clockwork Orange," "The Shining" and/or "Full Metal Jacket." As a young filmmaker in the 1950s, though, Kubrick was attuned to the gritty, low-budget film noir thriller technique epitomized in "The Killing," recently released on video.
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October 9, 2013 | By David Ng
The massive museum exhibition devoted to director Stanley Kubrick that recently ran for more than six months at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is opening this week in São Paulo, Brazil, and will be heading to Toronto next year. São Paulo's Museum of Image and Sound is hosting the exhibition, which features items from Kubrick's personal archives as well as cameras, props and costumes from his feature films. The show is scheduled to open Friday and will run to Jan. 12. The exhibition's next stop will be Toronto's Bell Lightbox, a cultural building that is a venue for the annual Toronto International Film Festival.
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September 11, 2013 | By David Ng
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner -- better known as the pop star Sting -- will serve as the musical guest at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's annual Art + Film Gala, which is scheduled to take place Nov. 2. As previously announced, the gala will honor artist David Hockney and filmmaker Martin Scorsese. Sting will perform at the gala dinner, which has become an annual fundraiser for the museum since its first edition in 2011. Past musical guests include Stevie Wonder and last year's Florence + The Machine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 2013
Jim Brothers Created bronze sculptures on display across U.S. Jim Brothers, 72, a Kansas artist whose bronze sculptures are on display in the nation's capital and at historical monuments around the country, died Tuesday at his home in Lawrence, Kan., where he had been receiving hospice care, said Audrey Bell, a funeral director at Warren McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, Kan. Friends and colleagues said he had cancer. Brothers was best known for two projects: creating a sculpture of Dwight D. Eisenhower that's on display at the Capitol in Washington, and as the chief sculptor for the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va., said Paul Dorrell, who represented Brothers and owns the Leopold Gallery in Kansas City.
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July 31, 2013 | By David Ng
Gustavo Dudamel's debut album with the Berlin Philharmonic will be released in September and will spotlight music by Richard Strauss, including "Thus Spake Zarathustra," "Don Juan" and "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks. " The album, which is scheduled to be released by Deutsche Grammophon on Sept. 17, was recorded with the Berlin Philharmonic during concerts in 2012 and 2013. The release of the album will also mark a special occasion -- next year is the 150th birthday of Strauss, who was born in Munich.  Dudamel said in a statement that the recording was both an honor and a challenge because "as soon as you think of 'Zarathustra,' you think of the Berlin Philharmonic, and of [Herbert von]
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July 10, 2013 | By David Ng
"Stanley Kubrick," the gigantic exhibition devoted to the perfectionist filmmaker that ran at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, proved to be a popular draw with the public, attracting 243,792 visitors during its eight-month stay, according to the museum. The exhibition, which opened in November and closed June 30, ran for 242 days and had a daily average of a little more than 1,000 visitors. LACMA estimates that about 28% of the attendees were first-time visitors to the museum, based on a survey it conducted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2013 | Steve Chawkins
When Bert Stern photographed the world's most photographed woman, he had a feeling that it would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. He was right. Six weeks after their boozy sessions in a suite at the Hotel Bel-Air, Marilyn Monroe died of an apparent barbiturate overdose and Stern had more than 2,500 sexy, sweet, sad images that would constitute his best-known legacy. Shooting for a 1962 fashion spread in Vogue, Stern stocked a trove of beads, paper flowers, chiffon scarves and, at the star's request, Dom Perignon champagne.
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November 7, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
With the expansive Stanley Kubrick exhibition ensconced at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art through June 30, both the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and LACMA's film department are exploring the visionary director's movies. On Wednesday evening at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, the academy is offering a tribute to the late filmmaker hosted by actor Malcolm McDowell, who played the thug Alex in Kubrick's controversial 1971 classic, "A Clockwork Orange. " Two days later, LACMA's screening series of Kubrick's entire catalog of films begins at the Leo S. Bing Theater.
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July 7, 1987 | JACK MATHEWS
Most industry screenings of upcoming movies in Hollywood end the same way. Members of the audience exchange some parting comments ("What else are you seeing this week?"), then try to slip away without making eye contact with any of the anxious representatives from the films or their studios. Doctors see that same look in the eyes of patients waiting for lab reports. "Is it . . . is it . . . ?" "Yes, I'm sorry. I'm afraid it's mindless trash."
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June 17, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
British artist David Hockney and filmmaker Martin Scorsese will be this year's honorees at the annual L.A. County Museum of Art's Art + Film Gala, the museum announced on Monday. The big-ticket event, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, is a fundraiser for the museum and gathers notable names from the art, music, fashion and film worlds. Now in its third year, the Art + Film Gala is co-chaired by Leonardo DiCaprio and LACMA trustee Eva Chow, who is married to Mr. Chow restaurateur Michael Chow.
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June 17, 2013 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
In the decade since its founding, the International Contemporary Ensemble has become essential. The flexible collective of 33 musicians is likely the most accomplished new music group in New York, and it makes a significant contribution toward keeping the city musically cosmopolitan, regularly providing compelling performances of meaningful and dauntingly difficult new music from afar. One of the most memorable concerts of recent work I've heard in the last half-year, for instance, was ICE's program devoted to the feisty, remarkable Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth at Columbia University in December.
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