Thursday, January 10, 2013

An odyssey to the Stanley Kubrick exhibition at LACMA...

I have to admit, I'm in a bit of a New Year funk after starting 2013 with stomach flu and the sad and unexpected death of our marathon running coach.

Korova Milk Bar maid reproduction mannequin from A Clockwork Orange
Korova Milk Bar maid A Clockwork Orange
So today I decided to embark on an odyssey of my own, to the Stanley Kubrick exhibition at LACMA to be inspired by a groundbreaking and unique film maker.

Stanley Kubrick exhibition at LACMA
Stanley Kubrick exhibition LACMA
I have to say it was amazing to see a lifetime of work by one person on display in one space and to realise that Stanley Kubrick wasn't confined by one type or style of filmmaking, but over the course of his career he made every film from period drama to genre-defining sci-fi, war movies to iconic horror films.

Stanley Kubrick movie posters
Stanley Kubrick movie posters LACMA
The exhibit which is at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art until June 30, 2013 has a wealth of photographs, scripts, costumes, props and more movie memorabilia from the likes of such memorable classics as A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket, Spartacus, The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut and more.

Original film costumes and props from 2001: A Space Odyssey on display
Original 2001 A space Odyssey movie costumes and props
I'm a big fan of science fiction, so it was a bit of a thrill to see lots of original costumes and props from 2001: A Space Odyssey displayed.

Actual Starchild prop from 2001: A Space Odyssey
I can't decide whether my favourite item was the spacesuit or the 'Starchild' prop from the movie.

Masks featured in Eyes Wide Shut
Eyes Wide Shut movie masks
The exhibit was well worth the admission fee of $20 and I loved the fact that you can book a time slot so that the space is never too crowded when you're taking in everything on display.

A Clockwork Orange movie exhibit
Yes it's pretty safe to assume that I was extremely inspired by the treasure trove of movie delights on offer and by Kubrick's impressive body of work.

Barry Lyndon movie costumes on display
Barry Lyndon movie costumes
Be sure to check out my Hollywood Movie Costumes and Props blog in the days to come for more even more great items from this extensive exhibition on display.

Let's hope this year will be filled with many more interesting, exciting and inspiring things...

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