On the 20th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s passing a major exhibition at the London Design Museum in Kensington honours the work of this great director, photographer, writer and all round technical genius. Born 1928 in Manhattan he spend his last 40 years working and living near Elstree studio. The creator of 2001 – A Space Odyssey, Paths of Glory, Dr Strangelove, Lolita, A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket, Barry Lyndon, The Exorcist, The Shining and many others, he won a string of awards for his often innovative and always intensely thoughtful work. This fascinating exhibition closes on September 15th and is well worth a visit.
On the set of Full Metal Jacket with Stanley Kubrick (picture), set in the Vietnamese city of Hue and filmed at Beckton Gas Works, near the Isle of Dogs, London’s East End. The director used many parts of London as backdrop to his films.