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DGA gives Kubrick D.W. Griffith Award

The Directors Guild of America will give its D.W. Griffith Award to legendary helmer Stanley Kubrick.

The reclusive director will not attend the DGA Awards on March 8, but plans to send a film or video clip for his acceptance, said DGA president Gene Reynolds.

Reynolds did not talk to Kubrick — the director was shooting Warner Bros.’ “Eyes Wide Shut” — but talked to an associate who said the helmer was “very excited, very pleased.”

In announcing the award, Reynolds cited Kubrick’s “unique, audacious, highly inventive and visual style.”

Kubrick’s credits include “The Killing,” “Paths of Glory,” “Spartacus,” “Lolita,” “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Dr. Strangelove,” “A Clockwork Orange,” “Barry Lyndon,” “The Shining” and “Full Metal Jacket.”

“He hasn’t made a lot of films but he has made a number of great films,” Reynolds said. “The weight is on the quality of work rather than the quantity.”

Past recipients include Orson Welles, David Lean, John Ford, Elia Kazan, Alfred Hitchcock, Akira Kurosawa and last year’s recipient, Woody Allen.

A committee that includes Reynolds and past presidents chose Kubrick for the honor.

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