Its origins remain a mystery, just how Kubrick would like it.
The exhibit is heavy on hard data, but short on the big ideas that drew so many into the film’s metaphysical universe.
Kubrick was, by most accounts, a nervous, quiet kid. He was also sharp and undeniably gifted with a camera.
Kubrick took explicitly Jewish characters and superficially scrubbed them clean of any such ethnic or religious trace.
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“I think if you would say one thing about Stanley’s Jewishness, it was that it was entirely secular.”
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“I told Kubrick this was a very Jewish film, and I explained why I thought so. Judaism is a breakthrough in thinking.”
Kubrick even populated his movie with ersatz Jews — figures who, while not explicitly Jewish on screen, could be read as such.