1.20.2013

Kubrick at LACMA

A Clockwork Orange
Stanley Kubrick has always been a winking fixture in my adult life. Old punk rock boyfriends held up A Clockwork Orange in that expected, unoriginal way. My own marriage proposal was a nod to a scene in the film Barry Lyndon. After our parties, whether big blowouts or intimate  dinners, the night always ends with Kubrick. The stragglers who drink too much languish and mumble quietly in the living room holding their final drink, while I shut off the lights, cover everyone with blankets, pop homemade popcorn on the stove and put on The Shining. Reactions range from fear to amusement, but it's electrifying every time. 
 
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."
It was a no-brainer that I was to see Kubrick's retrospective at LACMA. I was blown away seeing the iconic typewriter that still holds the paper that reads, "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." Or the baby from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Angry letters from Christian groups about the release of  Lolita, relics from Dr. Strangelove. This is a must-see and will be gone by the end of June.

The Shining
The Shining
Barry Lyndon
2001: A Space Odyssey

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