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Stanley Kubrick: five curiosities about the brilliant director of "The Shining"

The American film director Stanley Kubrick is globally regarded as one of the greatest and most brilliant film artists of all time.

Not very prolific in terms of the number of films he made (only 13 films in total during his lifetime), Kubrick nevertheless managed to cross a large number of film genres. Besides being a director, he was also a writer, editor, cinematographer, photographer and special effects creator.

Despite making some of the greatest masterpieces in film history, Stanley Kubrick never won an Oscar and his films only took home awards that were considered technical.

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One of the most brilliant directors ever
The American film director Stanley Kubrick is globally regarded as one of the greatest and most brilliant film artists of all time. Not very prolific in terms of the number of films he made (only 13 films in total during his lifetime), Kubrick nevertheless managed to cross a large number of film genres.
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Kubrick, a multifaceted talent
Besides being a director, he was also a writer, editor, cinematographer, photographer and special effects creator. Despite making some of the greatest masterpieces in film history, Stanley Kubrick never won an Oscar and his films only took home awards that were considered technical.
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Love for the world of photography
Kubrick's career began in the world of photography, of which he was a great enthusiast. The future director was a member of a photography club in high school and later continued to follow this passion, experimenting a lot with photography in his films,
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The love of cats
Apparently, Kubrick adored cats and some of those he owned were even allowed to enter his workplaces. For example, it is said that Kubrick loved having cats inside the editing room, which for him represented a kind of fortress of solitude.
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The Razzie Awards for The Shining
The film 'The Shining', one of Kubrick's masterpieces, received two resounding nominations at the 'Razzie Awards'. To be nominated the leading actress Shelley Duvall as worst actress and even Kubrick himself, as worst director.
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Two curiosities about "A Clockwork Orange"
It is said that Kubrick did not want to shoot the film version of 'A Clockwork Orange' after reading Burgess' novel for the first time. In particular, Kubrick would not have liked the particular language used by some characters that Burgess had invented specifically for his novel. Moreover, the film's soundtrack was supposed to be entrusted to Ennio Morricone, but the great Italian composer had to give up due to other work commitments.
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