Highlights from the Stanley Kubrick exhibition at the Design Museum

If you’re a fan of Stanley Kubrick – or even if you’re a fan of design or filmmaking – then it’s definitely worth heading to London’s Design Museum to check out the exhibition.

I’m not going to lie to you, I haven’t seen all of Kubrick’s films and I don’t love them all – I think A Clockwork Orange is unpleasant and I struggled with 2001: A Space Odyssey – but I’ve always appreciated the production and costume design in his films, so I had to go and check out the exhibition.

I went on a weekend and it was very busy, particularly in the first room, but it gets a bit easier as you go around the sections dedicated to his movies. It does get busy in the A Clockwork Orange section because everyone wanted to get the photo above, but otherwise it was OK.

I love seeing how pieces are created, seeing pre-production drawings, costumes and shooting schedules. Getting a behind-the-scenes look at filmmaking is fascinating to me and this exhibition totally delivers on that.

My highlights were the control panel and set from 2001 and a piece of paper featuring alternative title suggestions for Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. You can check out pictures of these below.

The exhibition runs until 17 September.

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