Stanley Kubrick's Boxes is a 2008 documentary film directed by Jon Ronson about the film director Stanley Kubrick. Ronson's intent was not to create a biography of the filmmaker but rather to understand Kubrick by studying the director's vast personal collection of memorabilia related to his feature films. The documentary came about in 1998 when Ronson received a request from Kubrick's estate for a copy of a documentary Ronson made about the Holocaust (Ronson was unaware that it was Kubrick who was asking for the film until months later). A year later, as Ronson was making plans to conduct a rare interview with the director, Kubrick suddenly died after completing work on his final film Eyes Wide Shut. To his surprise, Ronson was invited to Kubrick's house by his widow. When he arrived at the house he found that half the house was filled by over one thousand boxes, each containing snap shots, newspaper clippings, film out-takes, notes, and fan letters which the director used for research towards each of his films.
... All of Stanley Kubrick's films from Paths of Glory till the end of his career, except for The Shining, were nominated for Oscars or Golden Globes, in various categories ... an Academy Award for best visual effects, which Kubrick (as director of special effects on the film) received ... This was Kubrick's only personal Oscar win among 13 nominations ...
... Christiane Kubrick (née Harlan born 10 May 1932) is a German actress, dancer, painter and singer ... a theatrical family, and was the wife of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick from 1958 until his death in 1999 ...
... a spoof documentary film, Dark Side of the Moon, 'exposing' how Stanley Kubrick was recruited to fake the Moon landings, and featured interviews with, among others, Kubrick's widow and a number of American statesmen ... had never existed—and named, in many cases, after characters from Kubrick's films this was one of many clues included to reveal the joke to the alert viewer ...
... It wasn't until 1975 that Vitali met Stanley Kubrick, with whom he would go on to have a professional relationship for the rest of Kubrick's career ... Kubrick and Vitali bonded during the shoot ... Five years later, Kubrick sent Vitali a copy of Stephen King's The Shining and asked him to join the production of Kubrick's next film, to which Vitali eagerly agreed ...
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