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Stanley Kubrick: From Photographer to Filmmaker

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TIME Magazine's Jon Dieringer examines Stanley Kubrick's life as a young photographer for Look Magazine and how he forayed that into a career as a feature filmmaker. Kubrick's photographic essay, Prizefighter, was the impetus for his first motion picture, the documentary Day of the Fight.

Says Dieringer, "One could hardly argue Day of the Fight is a major work in the context of documentary film or Kubrick’s entire oeuvre, but it remains a fascinating key to understanding the development of Kubrick as an artist and entrepreneur—an under-appreciated example of the maverick cinematic approaches developed by street photographers. Undoubtedly, Day of the Fight is one of the most assured and mature endeavors undertaken by someone approaching a film camera for the first time."

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