We decided a Mat Dolphin field day was in order. Last weekend saw a trip to St.Albans to check out the exhibition and get a first hand look at some behind the scenes photography, original props, concept sketches and other Kubrick-related artefacts. Curated by The Museum of St Albans and University of Hertfordshire, the exhibition was fully supported by the Kubrick Estate and the Stanley Kubrick Archive at the University of the Arts.
Various awards were on display including the Oscar awarded for 2001′s groundbreaking special visual effects.
The exhibition was a rare chance to see unused or foreign promotional material, such as the pre-production artwork for the Japanese version of A Clockwork Orange or the above shot of the French Cinema release of the same film.
Original scripts and production notes were on display throughout. Seeing the final draft for 2001 was slightly surreal.
The exhibition was a great retrospective of an amazing career and we’ll be posting more what we saw on our day trip soon.
Kubrick: A Film Maker’s Odessey is showing at The Museum of St Albans until September 5th 2010.
Go and check it out.
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