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Stanley Kubrick: A Jewish Story

Stanley Kubrick with his viewfinder during the production of Lolita (GB/United States; 1960-62). © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.  Stanley Kubrick was born in 1928 into a middle-class Jewish family in the Bronx. Though he was not raised in a religious family, Kubrick grew up immersed in a strongly Jewish context. [1] The West Bronx, where his father Jacob Kubrick was a physician, was home to a growing Jewish middle class in the 1920s. Here, Kubrick first encountered many of the Jewish people who would have profound influences on his film career. This included Marvin Traub, who introduced Kubrick to photography; Alexander Singer, cinematographer for Kubrick’s first film  Day of the Fight ; Gerald Fried, who composed the score for his first five films; writer Howard Sackler, who wrote an early screenplay for Kubrick; and Weegee, the tabloid crime photojournalist, who was born Arthur Fellig. In 1949, Kubrick moved to Greenwich Village where his proximity to

Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition on view at The Contemporary Jewish Museum

The Shining , directed by Stanley Kubrick (GB/United States; 1978-1980).  The daughters of former caretaker Grady (Lisa and Louise Burns). © Warner Bros.  The Contemporary Jewish Museum is pleased to present  Stanley Kubrick  an exhibition by the Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt am Main, Christiane Kubrick, and The Stanley Kubrick Archive at University of the Arts London. In 2003, Stanley Kubrick’s personal estate was, for the first time, made accessible and evaluated. This exhibition gathers together a representative selection of these objects: annotated scripts, production photography, lenses and cameras, set models, costumes, and props, in order to document the directors entire career, beginning with his early photography and short documentaries and ending with his last film,  Eyes Wide Shut  (1999). In addition, the exhibition explores  Napoleon  and  Aryan Papers , two projects that Kubrick never completed, as well as the technological advances developed an