By Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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In conjunction with the exhibition "Stanley Kubrick" on view through June 30th, 2013, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, this FREE app for iPhone and iPad includes photos, documents and original interviews that recount Kubrick's groundbreaking achievements.
Features you'll love:
• An interactive timeline of Kubrick's career.
• Production documents with Kubrick's handwritten notes and drawings.
• Original interviews with Stan Douglas, Elvis Mitchell, Chris Nolan, Terry Semel, David Slade and Douglas Trumbull about the director's life and legacy.
• Dozens of photographs of Kubrick at work on set.
• Excerpts from a rare 1965 interview with Kubrick, courtesy of Jeremy Bernstein.
Note: Video interviews are streaming, so an internet connection is required. The application is designed to work best in portrait orientation.
This app designed and developed by Ryan Harper. Additional production by Paul Ford. LACMA video interviews by Alexa Oona Schulz. Special thanks to the Stanley Kubrick Archive at the University of the Arts, London.
What's New in Version 1.1
Performance and stability improvements.
An inside look into the brain of Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick's films all reveal an obsession with minute detail, so it is no surprise to learn that in real life he kept obsessively complete archives and notes of the filmmaking process. This app is a wonderful introduction to those archives, which are in part on view in a touring exhibition now at LACMA. There are some great photos of Kubrick on the set of 2001, Spartacus and Dr. Strangelove. ACMA also conducted some great video interviews for the app with people who worked with Kubrick or who were influenced by him, like Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan.
Highly recommended. And if you want to learn more about Kubrick's obsessive archiving practices, read Jon Ronson's book "Lost at Sea", which includes a report from Ronson on his many private visits to Kubrick's home and archives.
While I have not used all of the content on the app yet one can tell just by browsing the detail and care that went into creating this application which works to give the user a idea of what Stanley Kubrick meant to cinema. From interviews given on different films in different periods during his illustrious film career, to images of film productions and sets, to scripts and notes written by the director, to a complete timeline of his works in both photography and film this app is succesful in providing insight to the man and works to provide unaware film fans of what made him so special. The images are crisp and clear, navigation through the various menus is smooth, and the interface is modernistic yet elegant going hand in hand with the man who it is showcasing.
An informative and fun behind-the-scenes look at Kubrick
So glad LACMA put this app together for all of the people who aren't able to attend the exhibition (and for those who are!). You can flip through it for hours. I love the timeline feature and the hi-res images of Kubrick's hand-written annotations on production documents. There are also some great video and audio interviews with Kubrick's collaborators like Chris Nolan and David Slade. There is so much to learn in this app. Even if you think you knew Kubrick, you'll find something that surprises you in here!
- Category: Education
- Updated: Nov 20, 2012
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 184 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
- © The Los Angeles County Museum of Art/Museum Associates, 2012
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.