If you watch just one 50 minute documentary (via /Film) on a grainy Google Video player today, make it this BBC documentary, Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes. It was made by Jon Ronson, who I’ve already mentioned is the best. After Kubrick’s death, Ronson was invited to Kubrick’s Childwick Manor in Hertfordshire to look through the boxes of papers and memorabilia and notes and stuff from Kubrick’s many decades as such a good filmmaker, and it’s through the lens of these cryptic notes and misplaced memories that Ronson is able to create a startling and altogether unique portrait of the man/artist. Great!

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  1. I anxiously await the sequel, “Stanley Kubrick’s Milk Crates.”

  2. I love love love Jon Ronson but I always get a little weirded out by his whiny little voice when I hear it. But then I think of this piece he did for The Guardian and everything is again right in the world. It is the best piece of writing ever. Unless you are Joel. Then it is but one of the many episodes of your childhood that will keep you in therapy for years.

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