Ref NoSK/9
TitleSpartacus
DescriptionKubrick took over the direction of Spartacus after Kirk Douglas [whose production company, Bryna Productions, made the film] replaced the original director, Anthony Mann [the only remaining scene being the opening sequence in the slave quarry]. Despite this Kubrick influenced the filming and story direction of Spartacus, as shown in the records. Released, 1960 by Universal International/Pictures. Spartacus was based on the novel by Howard Fast.

Material has not been divided into production stages because Kubrick did not work on the pre-production and it is generally accepted that he also had little control over post-production, although he did make notes on post-production stages such as edits.

Material held includes: production paperwork; publicity material; photographs; and letters.
Date1958-1961
Related MaterialSee SK/11/9/98 for the agreement loaning Kubrick to Bryna Productions; Kirk Douglas Archive Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research [includes Bryna Productions materials. Note: American spellings].
Person_CodeDS/UK/227
DS/UK/228
DS/UK/1
DS/UK/215
DS/UK/213
DS/UK/45
AccessConditionsTue-Fri, 1-5.
Persons
CodePersonNameDates
DS/UK/227Bryna Productions; 1955-1986; Production Company1955-1986
DS/UK/228Universial-International Pictures; 1912-; Film Studio1912-
DS/UK/1Kubrick; Stanley (1928-1999); Film-maker, director, producer, cinematographer, photographer1928-1999
DS/UK/215Douglas; Kirk (1916-); Actor and film producer1916-
DS/UK/213Fast; Howard (1914-2003); Writer1914-2003
DS/UK/45Columbia International Pictures; 1919-; Film production and distribution1919-
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