Filmography and awards of Stanley Kubrick

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Kubrick during the filming of A Clockwork Orange

Stanley Kubrick directed 13 feature films and three short documentaries over the course of his career, from Day of the Fight in 1951 to Eyes Wide Shut in 1999. Many of Kubrick's films were nominated for Academy Awards or Golden Globes, but his only personal win of an Academy Award was for his work as director of special effects on 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Director Writer Producer Notes
1951 Day of the Fight Yes Yes Yes Documentary short;
Also cinematographer, editor (uncredited) and sound department (uncredited)
1951 Flying Padre Yes uncredited No Documentary short;
Also cinematographer
1953 Fear and Desire Yes No Yes Directorial debut;
Also cinematographer, editor and sound department (uncredited)
1953 The Seafarers Yes No No Documentary short;
Cinematographer, editor and sound department
1955 Killer's Kiss Yes Story Yes Also cinematographer and editor
1956 The Killing Yes Yes No
1957 Paths of Glory Yes Yes No Executive Producer (uncredited)
1960 Spartacus Yes No No
1962 Lolita Yes uncredited No
1964 Dr. Strangelove Yes Yes Yes
1968 2001: A Space Odyssey Yes Yes Yes Also special photographic effects designer and editor
1971 A Clockwork Orange Yes Yes Yes Also additional camera operator (uncredited)
1975 Barry Lyndon Yes Yes Yes
1980 The Shining Yes Yes Yes
1987 Full Metal Jacket Yes Yes Yes
1999 Eyes Wide Shut Yes Yes Yes Also additional camera operator (uncredited)

Cameos and other work[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1951 Day of the Fight Himself
1962 Lolita Man in mansion interior
1968 2001: A Space Odyssey N/A Breathing sounds
1977 The Spy Who Loved Me N/A Lighting adviser for tanker scenes
1987 Full Metal Jacket Murphy / Photographer Voice cameo / Unrelated physical cameo
2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence N/A Dedicatee;
Also concept and original story outline (uncredited)

Two scholarly books that are comparative critical studies of Kubrick's work discuss A.I. and even list it in their filmography.[1][2] A book on the making of the film with a foreword by Spielberg also treats the film throughout as effectively a collaboration between Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg.[3] Other scholarly treatments of Kubrick largely ignore the film.[4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

All of Stanley Kubrick's films from Paths of Glory until the end of his career, except for The Shining, were nominated for Academy Awards or Golden Globe Awards, in various categories. 2001: A Space Odyssey received numerous technical awards, including a BAFTA Award for cinematographer Geoffrey Unsworth and an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, which Kubrick (as director of special effects on the film) received. This was Kubrick's only personal Academy Award win among 13 nominations. Nominations for his films were mostly in the areas of cinematography, art design, screenwriting, and music. Only four of his films were nominated for either an Academy Award or Golden Globe Award for their acting performances: Spartacus, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, and A Clockwork Orange.

Personal awards for Kubrick, limited to Academy Awards, British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), Golden Globe Awards and Saturns, are as follows:

Academy Awards[edit]

The Academy Awards, or "Oscars" are a set of awards given annually for excellence of cinematic achievements. The awards, organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), were first held in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.[5] Kubrick received one award from thirteen nominations.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1965 Dr. Strangelove Best Picture Nominated
Best Director Nominated
Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated
1969 2001: A Space Odyssey Best Director Nominated
Best Original Screenplay Nominated
Best Special Visual Effects Won
1972 A Clockwork Orange Best Picture Nominated
Best Director Nominated
Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated
1976 Barry Lyndon Best Picture Nominated
Best Director Nominated
Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated
1988 Full Metal Jacket Nominated

British Academy Film Awards[edit]

The British Academy Film Award is an annual award show presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. The awards were founded in 1947 as The British Film Academy, by David Lean, Alexander Korda, Carol Reed, Charles Laughton, Roger Manvell and others.[6] Kubrick received three awards from eleven nominations.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1957 The Killing Best Film from any Source Nominated
1958 Paths of Glory Nominated
1961 Spartacus Nominated
1965 Dr. Strangelove Won
BAFTA Award for Best British Screenplay[a] Nominated
BAFTA Award for Best British Film Won
1969 2001: A Space Odyssey BAFTA Award for Best Film Nominated
1973 A Clockwork Orange BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay Nominated
BAFTA Award for Best Film Nominated
1977 Barry Lyndon BAFTA Award for Best Direction Won
BAFTA Award for Best Film Nominated
  1. ^ Nomination shared with Peter George and Terry Southern.

Golden Globe Awards[edit]

The Golden Globe Award is an accolade bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign.[7] Kubrick received no awards from six nominations.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1961 Spartacus Golden Globe Award for Best Director Nominated
1963 Lolita Nominated
1972 A Clockwork Orange Nominated
Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama Nominated
1975 Barry Lyndon Golden Globe Award for Best Director Nominated
Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama Nominated

Hugo Awards[edit]

The Hugo Awards are a set of awards given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements. Organized and overseen by the World Science Fiction Society, the awards are given each year at the annual World Science Fiction Convention as the central focus of the event. They were first given in 1953, at the 11th World Science Fiction Convention. Kubrick was awarded three times.

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
1965 Dr. Strangelove Best Dramatic Presentation Won [8]
1969 2001: A Space Odyssey Won
1972 A Clockwork Orange Won

Others[edit]

Kubrick received two awards from major film festivals: Best Director from the Locarno International Film Festival in 1959 for Killer's Kiss, and Filmcritica Bastone Bianco Award at the Venice Film Festival in 1999 for Eyes Wide Shut. He also was nominated for the Golden Lion of the Venice Film Festival in 1962 for Lolita. The Venice Film Festival awarded him the Career Golden Lion in 1997. He received the D.W. Griffith Lifetime Achievement Award from the Directors Guild of America, and another life-achievement award from the Director's Guild of Great Britain. Posthumously, the Sitges - Catalan International Film Festival awarded him the Honorary Grand Prize for life achievement in 2008.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1955 Killer's Kiss Locarno International Film Festival Prize for Best Director Won
1962 Lolita Directors Guild of America’s Award for Outstanding Directing Nominated
Golden Lion Nominated
1971 A Clockwork Orange New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Picture Won
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director Won
1980 The Shining Saturn Award for Best Director Nominated
Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director Nominated

Awards received by Kubrick movies[edit]

Year Film Academy Awards BAFTA Awards Golden Globe Awards
Nominations Wins Nominations Wins Nominations Wins
1956 The Killing 1
1957 Paths of Glory 1
1960 Spartacus 6 4 1 6 1
1962 Lolita 1 1 5 1
1964 Dr. Strangelove 4 7 4
1968 2001: A Space Odyssey 4 1 5 4
1971 A Clockwork Orange 4 7 3
1975 Barry Lyndon 7 4 5 2 2
1987 Full Metal Jacket 1 2 1
1999 Eyes Wide Shut 1
Total 27 9 30 10 18 2

Reception[edit]

Film Rotten Tomatoes[9] Metacritic[10]
Fear and Desire 80% (5.8/10 average rating) (15 reviews) N/A
Killer's Kiss 84% (6.8/10 average rating) (19 reviews) N/A
The Killing 97% (8.6/10 average rating) (39 reviews) N/A
Paths of Glory 95% (9/10 average rating) (57 reviews) N/A
Spartacus 95% (8.2/10 average rating) (57 reviews) 87 (17 reviews)
Lolita 93% (7.8/10 average rating) (42 reviews) 79 (14 reviews)
Dr. Strangelove 98% (9.1/10 average rating) (97 reviews) 96 (32 reviews)
2001: A Space Odyssey 93% (9.2/10 average rating) (104 reviews) 82 (24 reviews)
A Clockwork Orange 89% (8.4/10 average rating) (61 reviews) 80 (18 reviews)
Barry Lyndon 90% (8.4/10 average rating) (70 reviews) 89 (21 reviews)
The Shining 85% (8.4/10 average rating) (89 reviews) 66 (26 reviews)
Full Metal Jacket 91% (8.3/10 average rating) (78 reviews) 76 (19 reviews)
Eyes Wide Shut 75% (7.5/10 average rating) (156 reviews) 68 (33 reviews)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Naremore, James (2007). On Kubrick. British Film Institute. ISBN 978-1-84457-142-0. This book contains a chapter on A.I. and lists it in the filmography in the back.
  2. ^ Abrams, Jerold J. (2007). The Philosophy of Stanley Kubrick. University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 978-0-8131-2445-2. This anthology contains an essay by Jason Eberl comparing the concepts of machine intelligence in 2001 and A.I., and lists A.I. in the filmography as "completed by Steven Spielberg".
  3. ^ Struthers, Jane (2009). A.I. Artificial Intelligence: From Stanley Kubrick to Steven Spielberg: The Vision Behind the Film. Thames & Hudson. ISBN 978-0-500-51489-4.
  4. ^ Notable examples would be Patrick Webster's Love and Death in Kubrick: A Critical Study of the Films from Lolita through Eyes Wide Shut and Randy Rasmussen's Stanley Kubrick; Seven Films Analyzed.
  5. ^ "About the Academy Awards". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on April 20, 2008. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  6. ^ Newcomb, Horace (February 3, 2014). Encyclopedia of Television. Taylor & Francis. p. 320. ISBN 978-1-135-19479-6.
  7. ^ "History of the Golden Globes". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
  8. ^ "The Hugo Awards: Search Results: Kubrick". The Hugo Awards. Retrieved October 28, 2011.
  9. ^ Stanley Kubrick at Rotten Tomatoes
  10. ^ "Stanley Kubrick". Metacritic. Retrieved February 15, 2018.