18 Feb-11 April 2005.
Created by the Deutsches Filmmuseum in Frankfurt and taking place at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin this pioneering exhibition showcases the work of one of the 20th centurys most influential film makers, Stanley Kubrick. A master at simultaneously captivating and disaffecting his audience, his visual innovations in films like 2001: A Space Odyssey changed the parameters of filmmaking forever and led the way for a new generation of filmmakers like Steven Spielberg. Following extensive research the exhibition includes a collection of photographs and letters, original props and costumes, scripts and production papers. 2001 and A Clockwork Orange receive special treatment in the exhibition. Amongst the displays are the Starchild from 2001, the dresses worn by the ghostly sisters in The Shining, and the Born-to-kill helmet of private Joker in Full Metal Jacket. One area of the exhibition is given over to a recreation of the Korova milk bar from A Clockwork Orange. There is also a wealth of material for such projects as Napoleon and Aryan Papers that Kubrick never succeeded in bringing to the screen. An audio-guide accompanies the exhibition and the voice of the English version is none other than Malcolm McDowell, the youthful anti-hero from A Clockwork Orange.