Stanley Kubrick would have turned 85 on this day last week. With the help of the director’s brother-in-law, right hand man and executive producer Jan Harlan, the BFI has assembled an extensive list of Kubrick-approved movies.
The first and only top ten compliled by the director himself was the following list of personal faves submitted to Cinema magazine in 1969:
1. I Vitelloni (Fellini, 1953)
2. Wild Strawberries (Bergman, 1957)
3. Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)
4. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Huston, 1948)
5. City Lights (Chaplin, 1931)
6. Henry V (Olivier, 1944)
7. La notte (Antonioni, 1961)
8. The Bank Dick (Fields, 1940)
9. Roxie Hart (Wellman, 1942)
10. Hell’s Angels (Hughes, 1930)
And that’s just for starters.
Pic: Dmitri Kasterine (SK in 1969 on the set of A Clockwork Orange)