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The first book to explore Stanley Kubrick's archives...

...and the most comprehensive study of the filmmaker to date

"The Stanley Kubrick Archives showed up one morning in our offices, where my editor and I circled it like curious apes." - Time Out, New York

This is the first book to explore Stanley Kubrick’s archives and the most comprehensive study of the filmmaker to date. In 1968, when Stanley Kubrick was ...

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Overview

The first book to explore Stanley Kubrick's archives...

...and the most comprehensive study of the filmmaker to date

"The Stanley Kubrick Archives showed up one morning in our offices, where my editor and I circled it like curious apes." - Time Out, New York

This is the first book to explore Stanley Kubrick’s archives and the most comprehensive study of the filmmaker to date. In 1968, when Stanley Kubrick was asked to comment on the metaphysical significance of 2001: A Space Odyssey, he replied: "It’s not a message I ever intended to convey in words. 2001 is a nonverbal experience…. I tried to create a visual experience, one that bypasses verbalized pigeonholing and directly penetrates the subconscious with an emotional and philosophic content." The philosophy behind Part 1 of The Stanley Kubrick Archives borrows from this line of thinking: from the opening sequence of Killer’s Kiss to the final frames of Eyes Wide Shut, Kubrick’s complete films are presented chronologically and wordlessly via frame enlargements. A completely nonverbal experience.

The second part of the book brings to life the creative process of Kubrick’s filmmaking by presenting a remarkable collection of mostly unseen material from his archives, including photographs, props, posters, artwork, set designs, sketches, correspondence, documents, screenplays, drafts, notes, and shooting schedules.

Accompanying the visual material are essays by noted Kubrick scholars, articles written by and about Kubrick, and a selection of Kubrick’s best interviews.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783836508896
  • Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/1/2008
  • Edition description: 25th ed.
  • Edition number: 25
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 166,175
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 13.20 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Alison Castle received a BA in philosophy from Columbia University and an MA in photography and film from New York University (NYU/International Center of Photography masters program). She is the editor of titles on photography, film, and design, including Some Like it Hot, The Stanley Kubrick Archives, Linda McCartney: Life in Photographs, and Marc Newson: Works.

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  • Posted December 18, 2012

    Just essential for the Kubrick aficionado and more than worth th

    Just essential for the Kubrick aficionado and more than worth the $1 I got it for in a Borders crazy markdown sale! Only criticism is some of the photographic reproductions could've been better.

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  • Posted July 4, 2009

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    The master of film uncovered

    Kubrick. What more can be said? This filmmaker, Life photographer, made only a handful of films, but what a list! 2001: A Space Odyssey, Spartacus, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, Dr. Strangelove, Full Metal Jacket, to name a few, are some of the iconic films in the last 50 years.
    This book goes into the nuances and back stories of the man and the legend. With personal notes, scripts, behind the scene photos and insights, this book will inspire you to look deep into how these films were a reflection of this man's vision and determination to create timeless films.
    Your library will be complete with the view of this man's creativity and work. I recommend this whole-heartedly.
    Five stars all the way!!!!!

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