Happy Birthday to Mr. Stanley Kubrick (legendary director/selfie pioneer).

“Stan Kubrick”, as he was originally known in the earliest days of his career, would have been 86 years old today. 

Here are all the Kubrick-related essays we’ve run on the site over the past five years, for your birthday reading enjoyment…

Katherine Spada on The Killing (1956)

Andrew Root on Spartacus (1960)

Bebe Ballroom on Lolita (1962)

Michelle Said on Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

Ben Mauk on 2001: A Space Odyssey (1969)

Karina Wolf on A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Patrick Vickers on Barry Lyndon (1975)

Evan Bryson on The Shining

Letitia Trent on Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Andrew Root on Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Chris Cantoni on A.I.: Aritificial Intelligence (2001)