[Original works from the Stanley Kubrick Estate.
Stanley Kubrick and Geoffrey Unsworth developed a system for calculating from the grey tones of b/w Polaroids the right lighting for filming
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In a co-operation between ¬ Deutsches Filmmuseum and the ¬ Deutsches Architektur Museum in Frankfurt am Main , the Stanley Kubrick Exhibition was presented in Frankfurt am Main as a world premiere from March 31 to July 04, 2004. In an area of about 1,200 square metres the exhibition shows primary material from the Kubrick Archives: iconographic items from all of his films, costumes, special effects documentation, camera equipment and extensive working and research documents.

The exhibition's overall concept is marked by the interplay between originals and spatial presentations. Accessible rooms that evoke the atmosphere of Kubrick's films are integrated into the sequence of the exhibition. The installations operate with 3D-objects, film stills, sound, light and music.

Quotes by the director form the leitmotiv through the rooms, complemented by statements from his contemporaries, photographs and documentary film material. The exhibition includes unseen material from the archives of Look magazine dating from Kubrick's days as a staff photographer.

The themes of the exhibition are directed by the central subjects of Kubrick's work. His intensive pre-occupation with architecture, design and contemporary art form a keynote in the sections on 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY and A CLOCKWORK ORANGE.

Stanley Kubrick's unrealised projects, Napoleon and Aryan Papers, are documented in detail for the first time. Materials from the estate show the considerable development status of Kubrick's project on the life of the French emperor and his adaptation of the novel Wartime Lies by Louis Begley.

A functional model of the centrifuge from 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY illustrates the complex interplay of studio construction and camera technique. After the sketches of production designer Sir Kenneth Adam, a model has been built of the War Room from DR. STRANGELOVE OR HOW I STOPPED WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB. Technical equipment has been restored and reconstructed for the exhibition, to be shown in public for the first time.

Audio and video installations are featured. Combining original items with background material, texts, sound and pictures facilitates an understanding of the films for the visitors. The changing reception to Kubrick's films is documented and the works are also related to contemporary and historical art. At docuboxes visitors can browse through facsimiles made of original archive material.

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