Jan Harlan

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Jan Harlan (born in Karlsruhe, Germany on May 5, 1937) is a film producer and the brother of Christiane Kubrick, director Stanley Kubrick's widow.

He started out working for Kubrick as a researcher, most prominently on Napoleon,[1] Kubrick's never-filmed epic about the French military leader, in 1968, when Kubrick asked him, as a German speaker to accompany him to Romania to organise the army scenes for the film.[2] Harlan acted as Kubrick's executive producer for Barry Lyndon (1975), The Shining (1980), Full Metal Jacket (1987), Eyes Wide Shut (1999), and was an assistant to the producer for A Clockwork Orange (1971). Harlan was also executive producer for Steven Spielberg's Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001), a collaboration between Spielberg and Kubrick. Harlan also directed a feature length documentary about Kubrick, Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001).[3]

In 2009 he assisted Alison Castle, a Taschen editor, in creating the book Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon: The Greatest Movie Never Made[4] and gave a talk about the Kubrick Napoleon archives at Cambridge Film Festival in September 2010 with Alison Castle.[5] He is the nephew of the German filmmaker Veit Harlan, best known for his work during the Third Reich including Jud Süß (1940), a virulently anti-Semitic propaganda film. Jan Harlan has three sons, Manuel, Dominic and Ben. He is married to Maria.

He has for several years been a regular guest lecturer at the European Film College, and also at the University of Hertfordshire's Film and Television degrees, for which he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2011.[6]


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