Inner Circle Oral History Project

University of the Arts London has conducted a series of Oral History interviews with members of Stanley Kubrick's family, close friends, early collaborators and production colleagues. This project was undertaken by Pamela Glintenkamp, oral historian and video producer.

These interviews have been edited into a series of short films, illustrated with material from the Archive, held in the University Archives and Special Collections Centre, and with moving image from Kubrick’s films.  

The interviews and edited films, explore the ways in which Kubrick found and developed the stories for his films, and how he chose and used music. He worked with acclaimed designers of sets, such as Sir Ken Adam, and costume such as Oscar-winning Milena Canonero. He developed cinematographic techniques, such as the use of the Stedicam, in the filming of The Shining.

These fascinating facts are informed by personal insights from members of his family and crew in the oral history films. We are immensely grateful to all the participants for their generosity and honesty in contributing the interviews. 

We are also indebted to the BBFC and to Warner Bros. Entertainment Ltd. for their generous financial support to make these films possible.

'Finding and Developing the Story',The Stanley Kubrick Archive Oral History Project Web Video Series, 2013
'Music', The Stanley Kubrick Archive Oral History Project Web Video Series, 2013
"Design Part I: 'Dr. Strangelove'", The Stanley Kubrick Archive Oral History Project Web Video Series, 2015