London gets Kubrick collection
The hugely influential director of 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining amassed an archive that includes all aspects of the production of his films, including many drafts of scripts, costumes, props, background research and much more.
The collection will be housed at the University of the Arts London campus in Elephant and Castle and the public as well as film students will be allowed to view this huge slice of movie history.
Jaws and Jurrasic Park Steven Spielberg, a great admirer of Kubrik, said: "In the whole history of the movies, there has been nothing like Kubrick's vision.
"It was a vision of hope and wonder, of grace and of mystery, of humour and contradictions.
"I am pleased to hear that his archives are going to University of the Arts London, which will ensure his legacy and vision are kept alive. His work will continue to inspire future generations of filmmakers to take risks and to push the boundaries of film."
Spielberg's film A.I. Artificial Intelligence was in fact the idea of Kubrick, who worked on the project for 12 years before passing it to The Terminal director before his death.
Kubrick's other great films include Spartacus, Lolita, Doctor Strangelove and Full Metal Jacket.
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