This is a brilliant documentary of the greatest film director of the 20th Century. It is especially fresh, as it was made and released May 2nd, 2001; only 2 years after his death on March 7th, 1999. He had/has no equal. He never made a film of the same genre; please note "Paths of Glory" (1957) and "Full Metal Jacket" (1978) are both about war; the former is an anti-war film and the latter a truly brilliant war film. An IQ said to be well over 200, he took risks no one else would take and virtually all of his films from "Lolita" (1961) on were surrounded by controversy. Narrated by Tom Cruise, this takes you from his childhood throughout his life until his death in 1999. It has clips from every film he made, and interviews with actors from each film (whenever possible, as a couple have no living actors). The very revealing interviews are a who's who of directors, actors, cinematographers, writers, producers, etc., plus his family and childhood friends. To name a few, directors like Martin Scorsese, Sydney Pollack, Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, actors like Nicholson, Malcolm McDowell (he had the role of a lifetime as the star of "A Clockwork Orange" (1971) numerous writers, cinematographers, and all the key people who worked for him on films. I believe the greatest of all ironies regarding The Academy Awards is the fact that Stanley Kubrick NEVER won an award for Best Director; whilst so many people who worked and acted in his films did win in their respective fields won Academy Awards. The only "Oscar" Kubrick ever won was for Best Visual Effects for "2001" (1968). However, he did win the highly coveted DGA Award (Director's Guild of America). He was not able to be present to receive the award, but sent a taped acceptance speech which was gracious and is also very "Kubrickian" (not an original term, but appropriate). I have seen it, but I forget where. I am sure it is on one of the Bluray copies of Kubrick's films. Another thing I like is delivered by Jack Nicholson, when asked about Kubrick. Nicholson replied (please excuse my paraphrasing) "Everyone acknowledges he (Kubrick) is the man, and that is really an understatement". It is chock full not only of scenes from all the films he made, but also includes scenes and information about films he didn't make. He always wanted to make a film about Napoleon. He had made extraordinary preparations for the film (for example, he had 10,000 uniforms made; half were made of paper for the troops very far away), but shelved it. The one film I truly wish he has made was to be called "The Aryan Papers" about a Jewish family hiding from the Nazis in WWII. As with Napoleon, he had gone to extreme lengths of preparation; however, once he heard Spielberg had begun shooting "Schindler's List", he shelved it as well. He knew both stories could not be told simultaneously. I even had a short-lived resentment against Spielberg. Take nothing away from "Schindler" and Spielberg, as it is a terrific film; probably the one he is most proud of. I truly believe Kubrick's film would have been better, but we will never know. Spielberg loved Kubrick and who knows (?), he may have had his own thoughts about this. I like what director and sometime actor Sydney Pollack mentions, the term "perfectionist is used often about some directors; it usually means someone is a pain in the ass". He does go on to say "Stanley (Kubrick) is the only true 1000% perfectionist". Whether you are a casual fan of Kubrick's films or an ultimate, almost obsessed fan (like me; I own all 13 feature length films he made, plus a couple of shorts), this is an absolute must see documentary. I will stop here, as I could go on indefinitely about my favorite director.