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Hello dear readers, sorry for the absence the last few days. I was busy doing various things like visiting my sister, watching the elections in Holland, having nice dinners with friends and visiting some great exhibitions. Last weekend was the last chance to take a look at the thirteen films Stanley Kubrick had directed. A must see in the Eye filmmuseum for everyone who enjoys film.

During my minor I had to see several movies, which included A Clockwork Orange from Stanley Kubrick. A lot of us had not seen the movie yet so we decided to watch it in a small college room on big screen. After all maybe not the greatest idea as the film had such an emotional impact on me that I got nauseous. As you can imagine I’ve never seen the film again but it left quite an impression as I’d never had that reaction to a film before.

I was under the impression that A Clockwork Orange was the only film I’ve ever seen of Kubrick and because the style of the film wasn’t really my kind of thing I never though about seeing his other movies. Though, walking through the exhibition it seemed that I’d seen some others as well, which I though was a bit odd as Kubrick made only thirteen films in his carriere (yes, only thirteen but all of them made an impact on the film industry. Quite impressive!). Nevertheless, I’d seen his last two films Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut on the telly. This is a little embarrassing to say but I used to think that Eyes Wide Shut was a Batman movie. Don’t know why actually.

Now that I realize most of his films aren’t like A Clockwork Orange I’d love to see the rest of them. Especially Lolita, as it was a super controversial film at the time. There were several letters from Christian organizations who wrote to Kubrick and asked to stop the production.

Unfortunately, the exhibition is over now but I though it was super interesting. I spend almost 3,5 hours wandering around, watching pieces from his movies and reading stories about his life.