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Kubrick’s London

This talk explores the architecture of London through the eyes of Stanley Kubrick.

What to expect

Stanley Kubrick moved to Hertfordshire during the filming of 2001: A Space Odyssey. He lived there for 38 years until his death in 1999.

London was a source of inspiration for Stanley Kubrick. Some of his most iconic scenes from The Shining (1980), Eyes Wide Shut (1999) and A Clockwork Orange (1971) were all filmed in the city.

The brutalist architecture of Thamesmead neighbourhood in South-East London became the dystopian backdrop to A Clockwork Orange, and the battle scenes from Full Metal jackets were in fact filmed at Beckton gasworks, near the Isle of Dogs.

This talk explores Kubrick’s love affair with London and how he managed to morph the city into something entirely new in each film.

Part of "Kubrick Now": A programme of events at the Design Museum and BFI Southbank.

2001: A Space Odyssey, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1965–68; GB/United States). Stanley Kubrick on set during the filming. Production photo. © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

The Shining, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1978-1980; GB/United States). The daughters of former caretaker Grady (Lisa and Louise Burns). © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

The Shining, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1978-1980; GB/United States). The daughters of former caretaker Grady (Lisa and Louise Burns). © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Dr. Strangelove © SonyColumbia Pictures Industries Inc.

2001: A Space Odyssey, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1965–68; GB/United States). Still image. © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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Student/Concession: £8
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Speakers

Jan Harlan

joined Stanley Kubrick in 1969 for a film on Napoleon that may finally be realised 50 years later. He was Exec Producer on all Kubrick films since 1973 and worked on other unrealised projects in-between. Jan is a guest-lecturer at film-schools around the globe and was instrumental in the formation of the Stanley Kubrick Archive at UAL and a large exhibition on Stanley Kubrick.

Katharina Kubrick

Katharina Kubrick is the daughter of Stanley Kubrick. She worked on Barry Lyndon, Full Metal Jacket, and The Shining as a location photographer and props buyer. She worked in the Art Dept on several movies including Midnight Express, two Bond movies and the Dark Crystal amongst others until 1984. She is now an oil painter and designs jewellery.

Related exhibition

Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition

Step inside the world of Stanley Kubrick, one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century.

Background image | 2001: A Space Odyssey, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1965–68; GB/United States). Production photo. © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.