On Nov. 1, the Los Angeles County of Museum of Art, (LACMA) in partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (those wonderful folks who bring us the Oscars), will present the first U.S. retrospective of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, a project developed in partnership with the Kubrick estate, a show that originated at the Deutsches Filmmuseum in Frankfurt, Germany, but will be seen here in a more expanded form.
When Stanley Kubrick died in March 1999 during the post-production of his final film, "Eyes Wide Shut," he left behind several pet projects he had been working on for decades. These included a science-fiction riff on "Pinocchio" (later finished by Steven Spielberg as "A.I."), a historical biopic of the life of Napoleon and a Holocaust project with the working title "Aryan Papers."
The discussion was con-fidential when Roger Richman, attorney for Hebrew University of Jerusalem, met with Bonnie Curtis, Steven Spielberg's producer on "A.I.: Artificial Intelligence." Spielberg needed the university's help on his top-secret film, about a robot child who longs to become a real boy.
The news of director Stanley Kubrick's death in England is a premature finis to an unprecedented career in film.