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Stanley Kubrick's Boxes (2008)

A few years after his death, the widow of Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) asks Jon Ronson to look through the contents of about 1,000 boxes of meticulously sorted materials Kubrick left. Ronson... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Jon Ronson ... Himself
Anthony Frewin Anthony Frewin ... Himself (as Tony Frewin)
Jan Harlan ... Himself
Christiane Kubrick ... Herself
Manuel Harlan Manuel Harlan ... Himself
Anya Kubrick Anya Kubrick ... Herself
Julian Senior Julian Senior ... Himself
Vincent Tilsley Vincent Tilsley ... Himself
Rick Senat Rick Senat ... Himself
Deborah Davis Deborah Davis ... Herself - reader
Judy Tobey Judy Tobey ... Herself
Van Boudreaux Van Boudreaux ... Himself - video maker
Leon Vitali ... Himself
Bernd Eichhorn Bernd Eichhorn ... Himself - archivist
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Vinny Fiorentino Vinny Fiorentino ... Himself (archive footage)
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A few years after his death, the widow of Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) asks Jon Ronson to look through the contents of about 1,000 boxes of meticulously sorted materials Kubrick left. Ronson finds that most contain materials reflecting work Kubrick did after the release of "Barry Lyndon " in 1975, when Kubrick's film output slowed down. Ronson finds audition tapes for "Full Metal Jacket," photographs to find the right hat for "Clockwork Orange" or the right doorway for "Eyes Wide Shut" -- thousands of details that went into Kubrick's meticulous approach. Ronson believes that the boxes show "the rhythm of genius." Interviews with family, staff, and friends are included. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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15 July 2008 (UK) See more »

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We had a difficult time watching due to the narrator's voice, and his need to be in the story.
3 October 2015 | by annogSee all my reviews

Stanley Kubrick was an intensely interesting man. He was also secretive and reclusive. Not surprisingly,very little media exists about Stanley and/or the production of his films.

Jon Ronson has taken boxes from Kubrick's house and opened them. The boxes contain pictures and documents from the director's productions and after examination, permit the Kubrick curious to glimpse aspects of Stanley's mind and method. Ronson puts the distillation of his finds into this meandering documentary film.

There are some impediments during the film. Ronson's voice is irritatingly nasal and high pitched. And when he pronounces the letter "S", the sibilance is so intense that his deliberately calm demeanor becomes painful.

Also, there is too much of Mr Ronson in the film. The viewer could be forgiven if they were to be confused about his the subject and who is the reporter.

Otherwise, the subject of Kubrick's Boxes is fertile ground for you if are interested in the man. And with some effort and concentration, we got past the Mr Ronson's heavy hand and grating voice.


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