I love film history and the classic films from the 1960s and ’70s. I had some interest in seeing the Stanley Kubrick exhibit currently at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, but I didn’t wind up making the trip. Fortunately, there is a new free app that gives me a terrific taste of what’s on offer.
Kubrick is a universal iOS app that contains a treasure trove of information, videos, photos and correspondence from the iconic director of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dr. Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Spartacus, Eyes Wide Shut and more.
The app features an interactive timeline of Kubrick’s career, production documents with Kubrick’s handwritten notes, interviews about Kubrick’s work and excerpts from a rare audio interview with Kubrick from 1965, where he says other than the gladiator school part of Spartacus, he didn’t care much for the film.
There are a lot of rare photos taken behind the scenes, and some pretty fascinating letters Kubrick got, including a note from actor Richard Widmark about how much he enjoyed 2001.
The Kubrick app is a real find if you’re interested in film, and at a price of free, it’s really a must-have. Kubrick’s untimely death in 1999 was a loss to the industry and the people who loved his movies.
The app requires iOS 5.0 or later, and is a 184 MB download. The videos are streamed, so you will need an internet connection for those.
I’ll be digging into Kubrick over the weekend, and hope you’ll do the same. Check the gallery for some screen shots.