happy birthday kubrick

Happy Birthday to Stanley Kubrick, the incomparable genius, who helped to create some of the greatest villains of all time!


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)


I think the first thing that makes Stanley Kubrick so special was that he was a chameleon. He never made the same picture twice. Every single picture is a different genre, a different period, a different story, a different risk. - Steven Spielberg

Happy Birthday, Stanley Kubrick! | July 26th, 1928 - March 7, 1999