Stanley Kubrick

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Stanley Kubrick
G138 Introduction to Film

There have been many different directors that have had an important influence on modern film. Yet there have only been a handful that not only influenced it, but truly changed how an entire genre of film was perceived. Like no other before him, Stanley Kubrick forged a path that no other had treed. He had an eye for a story and a way to retell it in a manner that was uniquely different and memorable. On the quiet evening of July 26th 1928, in the Bronx of New York City Stanley Kubrick was born. At a very young age he showed a passion for music and especially photography. This same passion was not seen in his basic school work though. By the time he graduated High School he only had a 67 average. This low score made it very hard for him to find a college to attend. So instead he moved on to become a freelance photography for the magazine Look. As a photographer he was able to travel a great deal, an experience that helped in opening his eyes to everything around him. It created a thirst for knowledge and the desire to learn more. This desire brought him to the doorsteps of Columbia University where he enrolled as a non-matriculating student. While attending Columbia he became even more influenced by photography, which turned into a growing passion for the understanding of the film process. Often times, he would sit in during classes taught by Lionel Trilling, Mark Van Doren and Moses Hadas (SK-TMF, 2008). All three men were considered some of the greatest minds and authors to have taught at Columbia, and thought to be Kubrick’s greatest influences. Yet this would not be enough for the often deep and unending mind of Kubrick. At the tender age of 23, Stanley Kubrick gathered all of his savings and made his very first film. This 13 minute documentary short was about the boxer Walter Cartier.…...

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