The Invisible Man Documentary. Paul Joyce‘s The Invisible Man (1996) TV Documentary is a director Stanley Kubrick retrospective and analysis of his thirteen films. Featured in The Invisible Man are numerous actors and directors, including Malcolm McDowell, Jonathan Pryce, Bryan Singer, Michael Herr, James B. Harris, Ken Adam, and Kate Sheldon.
I have not seen all thirteen of Stanley Kubrick films but the ones that come to mind are Spartacus, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, Lolita, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Like all of his fans, I was saddened by his death in 1999. I want to count A.I. Artificial Intelligence as a Kubrick film since his influence is all over it but that is like calling True Romance a Quentin Tarantino film.
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Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999) was an American film director, writer, producer, and photographer who lived in England during most of the last four decades of his career. Kubrick was noted for the scrupulous care with which he chose his subjects, his slow method of working, the variety of genres he worked in, his technical perfectionism, his reluctance to talk about his films, and his reclusiveness. He maintained almost complete artistic control, making movies according to his own whims and time constraints, but with the rare advantage of big-studio financial support for all his endeavors.
Kubrick’s films are characterized by a formal visual style and meticulous attention to detail. His later films often have elements of surrealism and expressionism and often lack structured linear narrative. His films are frequently described as slow and methodical, and are often perceived as a reflection of his obsessive and perfectionist nature. A recurring theme in his films is man’s inhumanity to man. While often viewed as expressing an ironic pessimism, some critics feel his films contain a cautious optimism when viewed more carefully.
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[its an attempt] to put this mysterious, reclusive, but brilliant film director into perspective.
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