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Study event: Stanley Kubrick archive

“A director is a kind of idea and taste machine; a movie is a series of creative and technical decisions, and it’s the director’s job to make the right decisions as frequently as possible.” ~Stanley Kubrick

Join OCA tutor Jayne Taylor on a guided study trip on Friday 7 February to the Stanley Kubrick archive at the University of the Arts London Archives and Special Collections Centre.

This will be an informative session where we will be guided through aspects of the Stanley Kubrick collections, including:-

  •         Photography for Look magazine
  •         Spartacus
  •         Lolita
  •         Dr Strangelove
  •         2001: A Space Odyssey
  •         A Clockwork Orange
  •         Barry Lyndon
  •         The Shining
  •         Full Metal Jacket
  •         Eyes Wide Shut
  •         Unfinished projects – Aryan Papers/AI: Artificial Intelligence.

Material will cover most aspects of image construction and film-making, i.e. from development to pre-production and through to production, making this an excellent opportunity to gain insights into how the director brought his ideas to life through meticulous research and creative process, including editing decisions.

If there is anything specific you would like to see, the Collections team may be able to accommodate requests – their online catalogue gives an overview of the material held. Please send any specific requests to, by mid-January.

For further information, there is a documentary available on Vimeo called Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes that talks about the archive how it came under the guardianship of UAL.

To register your interest in attending please complete the booking form here.

Do note there is a £10 booking fee for this event.

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