The Stanley Kubrick Exhibit at LACMA
The newly opened showcase runs through June of next year
"Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" (1964)
A close-up of a model of the famous war room set from Kubrick's 1964 war satire "Dr. Strangelove." The film was based on the book "Red Alert" by Peter George, a copy of which is also on display in the exhibit. Adaptation is "almost a matter of code-breaking," Kubrick once said, "of breaking the work down into a structure that is truthful, that doesn’t lose the ideas or the content or the feeling of the book. And fitting it all into the much more limited time frame of a movie. And as long as you possibly can, you retain your emotional attitude, whatever it was that made you fall in love in the first place. You judge a scene by asking yourself, 'Am I still responding to what’s there?'"