Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes

Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes is a 2008 documentary film directed by Jon Ronson about the film director Stanley Kubrick. Ronson’s intent was not to create a biography of the filmmaker but rather to understand Kubrick by studying the director’s vast personal collection of memorabilia related to his feature films. The documentary came about in 1998 when Ronson received a request from Kubrick’s estate for a copy of a documentary Ronson made about the Holocaust (Ronson was unaware that it was Kubrick who was asking for the film until months later). A year later, as Ronson was making plans to conduct a rare interview with the director, Kubrick suddenly died after completing work on his final film Eyes Wide Shut. To his surprise, Ronson was invited to Kubrick’s house by his widow. When he arrived at the house he found that half the house was filled by over one thousand boxes, each containing snap shots, newspaper clippings, film out-takes, notes, and fan letters which the director used for research towards each of his films.


Highly recommended, watch it while you can.

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Fyodor Dostoevsky’s elaborate manuscript doodles.

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“Eat anything you want, just cook it yourself.”



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A Photographic Journey through Texas by Rémi Noel

Between 2004 and 2012, creative director, advertising copywriter and photographer, Rémi Noel visited Texas on several occasions. These are some of the images from those trips.

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“They are your animals and you are looking after them, you build up a bond and you want the best for them.”

Edinburgh zoo keeper Michael Livingstone on his career path to working with giant pandas, bears, lions, tigers, jaguars, leopards and other carnivores.


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