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The Unknown Side of the Genius Behind the Camera

If he hadn’t got involved in film-making he would have been a successful photographer, a passion he inherited from his father. One hundred and sixty previously unseen photographs are on display at the Chiostro del Bramante, revealing the roots of young Stanley Kubrick’s creative genius. He was little more than a teenager and had not yet become the great maestro we all know, director of films such as ‘Lolita’, ‘Mechanical Orange’, ‘2001 Space Odyssey’ and ‘Eyes Wide Shut’.
From 1945 to 1950, after joining the American publication ‘Look Magazine’, Kubrick set out with his camera to document everyday life in America just after the War through the stories of famous people like Rocky Graziano and Montgomery Clift, contradictory views of a New York on its way to becoming the new capital of the world, or shots of the smart middle-class students of Columbia University. The exhibition, which lasts only one month, looks in depth at a crucial stage in the career of the American director, before he became well-known. The public can explore his approach to photography, a job that lasted just five years, that is until he suddenly left his post as reporter to make ‘Fear and Desire’ (1953), the first film in a long career as director that made him a star of world cinema.
Written by Francesca Cellamare
Until 25 November
Stanley Kubrick. Photographer
Chiostro del Bramante

Via Arco della Pace, 5
Information: 06 68809036