Stanley Kubrick Exhibition at Paris Cinematheque

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Stanley Kubrick Exhibition at Paris Cinematheque
Stanley Kubrick Exhibition at Paris Cinémathèque. Photo: ©Mikki Ansin 2011 Mikki says: No wonder the French are so crazy about movies—they invented them! The Lumière brothers, Auguste and Louis, first exhibited 10 films in 1895 but their 1896 showing of L’Arrivée d’un Train en Gare de la Ciotat (Arrival of a Train at a Station) was so startling that just the sight of trains moving on the screen caused screaming viewers to flee the room. Through the years, French film has had an enormous influence on American film, and vice versa. It is no surprise that earlier this year the Paris Cinémathèque was selected to host the gorgeous exhibition of director Stanley Kubrick‘s work, which filled two full floors of the Frank Gehry-designed building. Above are the masks worn by sex club members in Kubrick’s last film, Eyes Wide Shut. RELATED CONTENT: see our CINEMA category for the latest film reviews by Dimitri Keramitas, including current U.S. hit The Artist.   Mikki Ansin is a photojournalist and Francophile who loves the colors of France. Watch for her photos every other week. Click on her name to read her full profile and to see more of her photography published by BonjourParis.       Would you like to submit a story or share a tip with our readers? Send us your stories & ideas.   NEW: Subscribe for free exclusive content for subscribers in every newsletter. Top 100 Readers’ Favorite Amazon.com Items. (Please wait for Amazon.com widget to load) Click on image for more about reader favorites like “Forever,” a DVD tour of Père-Lachaise cemetery.                 Thank you for using our link to Amazon.com…your purchases support our free site.  
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