Film producer brings memories of Stanley Kubrick to talk at St Albans School

Jan Harlan's talk at St Albans School was followed by a concert of music from Stanley Kubrick’s film

Jan Harlan's talk at St Albans School was followed by a concert of music from Stanley Kubrick’s films - Credit: Photo supplied

Stanley Kubrick’s use of music in film and his brother-in-law’s experience of working alongside the famous St Albans director featured in a recent Q&A session.

Jan Harlan, executive producer and brother-in-law of famous film director Stanley Kubrick, spoke abo

Jan Harlan, executive producer and brother-in-law of famous film director Stanley Kubrick, spoke about his experiences and love of music at St Albans School - Credit: Photo supplied

More than 170 parents and guests attended a talk on Tuesday, March 15 at St Albans School by Jan Harlan, Kubrick’s executive producer for over 30 years.

The Q&A session was preceded by a chat with pupils during the day, with Harlan discussing the challenges and opportunities for today’s young filmmakers.

The evening discussion was followed by a concert of music from Kubrick’s films, all of which were performed by St Albans School’s pupils, including We’ll Meet Again from Dr Strangelove.

Tom Young, head of academic music, said: “Giving pupils the opportunity to learn from some of the masters across the Arts is incredibly important and valuable.

“It was an absolute privilege to welcome Mr Harlan to the school and for our pupils to learn about filmmaking from one of the industry’s greats. Jan graciously shared his experience and insight into how he began his career.”

Apart from working closely with Kubrick as executive producer of film classics such as A Clockwork Orange and The Shining, Harlan was also executive producer for Steven Spielberg’s A.I.