Operation Watch This: Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes

Gabe Delahaye | September 8, 2008 - 10:22 am

If you watch just one 50 minute documentary (via /Film) on a grainy Google Video player today, make it this BBC documentary, Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes. It was made by Jon Ronson, who I’ve already mentioned is the best. After Kubrick’s death, Ronson was invited to Kubrick’s Childwick Manor in Hertfordshire to look through the boxes of papers and memorabilia and notes and stuff from Kubrick’s many decades as such a good filmmaker, and it’s through the lens of these cryptic notes and misplaced memories that Ronson is able to create a startling and altogether unique portrait of the man/artist. Great!