To watch a Stanley Kubrick film like '2001: A Space Odyssey' or 'Dr. Strangelove' is to enter a veritable museum of pioneering set design and visual effects. Europe, where the Manhattan-born director spent the last 40 years of his life, has taken this to heart, and a massive exhibition of his work is now on display at the Paris Film Museum.
The director's eclectic oeuvre and insistence on distinctive visuals make for an exciting collection of props and artifacts, including the masquerade masks from 'Eyes Wide Shut' and the dystopian milk-bar set from 'A Clockwork Orange.' The exhibition's most valuable component may be the documentary footage of the master at work, who can be seen with eyes aglow as he imagines his next shot. The exhibition, which runs until the end of July, was first displayed at the Deutsch Film Museum in Frankfurt, and may become only the second leg of a larger tour. Video from Reuters: