“If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed.”

Since I don’t have enough other things going on right now, I thought I’d watch all the Stanley Kubrick ever. That’s not as daunting as it may seem. There’s only 16 films, 13 feature length and three short docs. I’ve found at least one site that throws A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, which would make 17 films, but Kubrick didn’t direct this film. He did develop the film and did the original writing but several other treatments were written for Kubrick. When Steven Spielberg finally directed the film, after Kubrick died, he used a treatment written by Ian Watson. There seems to be some debate about how interested Kubrick was in developing A.I.. The film is dedicated to him. I’m not sure if I’ll watch include it or not but here are the films I will watch:

  1. Day of the Flight
  2. Flying Padre
  3. Fear and Desire
  4. The Seafarers
  5. Killer’s Kiss
  6. Paths of Glory
  7. Spartacus
  8. Lolita
  9. Dr. Strangelove
  10. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  11. A Clockwork Orange
  12. Barry Lyndon
  13. The Shining
  14. Full Metal Jacket
  15. Eyes Wide Shut

I’m a little ashamed to admit that I haven’t seen some of these movies. And, I don’t mean the short films that I didn’t know about. I mean a few of the big feature films. I mean a few of Kubrick’s best known works. I’ll tell you which ones when I get to them. I have already located sources for all of them. Netflix has most of them on DVD. I found the shorts on either YouTube or Vimeo. And, it looks like I’ll have to rent two of them. I watched the Netflix DVD I had at home so I’m ready to start. Straight through. No movies other than Kubrick until I’m done.

And, GO.