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Stanley Kubrick: On Set

Just in case you weren't aware, it's Stanley Kubrick's birthday today. Or would have been. You should therefore drop whatever you have planned tonight and plan a masked orgy in tribute to the great man.

If that sounds a little bit too much for a Tuesday then we've assembled a more PG-rated way of remembering him. We've compiled some of the finest images we could find of Big Stan on set, making movies. What a man...

The Naked City: Kubrick (on the set as still photographer) and Barry Fitzgerald (in straw hat) - 1948.

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The Killing: On set with producer James B. Harris at the racetrack location, 1956. Kubrick directed.

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Paths of Glory: 1957

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Spartacus: 1960. Kubrick on the left of the crane.

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Spartacus: 1960, with Tony Curtis and Laurence Olivier.

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Dr Strangelove: With Peter Sellers, 1964.

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2001: A Space Odyssey: 1968

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A Clockwork Orange: 1971

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The Shining: 1980

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Barry Lyndon: 1982

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Full Metal Jacket: 1987

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Eyes Wide Shut: 1999

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Images above: 1. Barry Lyndon 2. Dr Stranglove 3. 2001 4. A Clockwork Orange 5. Full Metal Jacket 6. Eyes Wide Shut

Credit: Rex/Allstar