1964. UK/USA. Dir: Stanley Kubrick. With Peter Sellers. 94 min. 35mm print.
When a trigger-happy general orders a nuclear attack on the USSR, the POTUS and his advisors race against the clock to prevent doomsday. Kubrick’s grimly farcical take on nuclear conflict presents a parade of over-the-top megalomaniacs, including Sellers (of The Pink Panther fame) in three different roles.
1975. UK/USA/Ireland. Dir: Stanley Kubrick. With Ryan O’Neal. 184 min.
In Kubrick’s staggeringly picturesque picaresque, pampered Irishman Redmond Barry falls head over heels for his cousin, Nora. But when Nora instead opts for a priggish redcoat, Redmond’s heedless response sees him embark on an epic, multinational getaway that progressively chips away at his boyish naiveté.
1962. US/UK. Dir. Stanley Kubrick. With James Mason, Sue Lyon. 152 min.
How did they ever make a movie of Lolita? Kubrick turns his inimitable eye on the tale of Humbert Humbert, a man driven to the ends of the earth by his doomed obsession with the titular nymphet. Its daring cinematic precision livened by caustic wit and dabs of outstanding tenderness, the film remains as titillating as it is poignant.