Stanley Kubrick: Essays on His Films and Legacy

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Seventeen essays examine the career and films of director Stanley Kubrick from a variety of perspectives. Part I focuses on his early career, including his first newsreels, his photography for Look magazine, and his earliest films (Fear and Desire, Killer's Kiss). Part II examines his major or most popular films (Paths of Glory, The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey). Part III provides a thorough case study of Eyes Wide Shut, with four very different essays focusing on the film's use of sound, its representation of ...
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About the Book Seventeen essays examine the career and films of director Stanley Kubrick from a variety of perspectives. Part I focuses on his early career, including his first ... newsreels, his photography for Look magazine, and his earliest films (Fear and Desire, Killer’s Kiss). Part II examines his major or most popular films (Paths of Glory, The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey). Part III provides a thorough case study of Eyes Wide Shut, with four very different essays focusing on the film’s use of sound, its representation of gender, its carnivalesque qualities, and its phenomenological nature. Finally, Part IV discusses Kubrick’s ongoing legacy and his impact on contemporary filmmakers. Read more Show Less

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Seventeen essays examine the career and films of director Stanley Kubrick from a variety of perspectives. Part I focuses on his early career, including his first newsreels, his photography for Look magazine, and his earliest films (Fear and Desire, Killer's Kiss). Part II examines his major or most popular films (Paths of Glory, The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey). Part III provides a thorough case study of Eyes Wide Shut, with four very different essays focusing on the film's use of sound, its representation of gender, its carnivalesque qualities, and its phenomenological nature. Finally, Part IV discusses Kubrick's ongoing legacy and his impact on contemporary filmmakers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786432974
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/28/2007
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 7.01 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 0.59 (d)

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Editor Gary D. Rhodes, a documentary filmmaker, is a professor at the Queen's University, Belfast. He is also the author of Lugosi: His Life in Films, on Stage, and in the Hearts of Horror Lovers (1997; paperback 2006), and White Zombie: Anatomy of a Horror Film (2001; paperback 2006), editor of Horror at the Drive-In (2003), and co-editor (with John Parris Springer) of Docufictions (2006), all from McFarland.

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Table of Contents


Introduction   Gary D. Rhodes     1
Early Works
Stanley Kubrick and Look Magazine   Philippe Mather     7
Kubrick's Early Non-Fiction Work   Marina Burke     22
The Art of War (Films): Fear and Desire and Paths of Glory   Charles Bane     29
The Dream Landscape of Killer's Kiss   Tony Williams     39
One Watches Cells: Kubrick's Films Noirs in Context   Hugh S. Manon     47
Part I Notes     65
Major Works
Patterns of Space, Sound, and Movement in Paths of Glory   Eric Eaton     71
Spartacus: The Spectre of Politics and the Politics of Spectacle   Reynold Humphries     82
Believing Is Seeing: Surveillance and 2001: A Space Odyssey   Gary D. Rhodes     94
Value, Violence, and Music Recognized: A Clockwork Orange as Musicology   Kate McQuiston     105
The Sadness of the Gaze: Barry Lyndon   Homay King     123
Reconsidering Fidelity and Considering Genre in (and with) The Shining   Jarrell D. Wright     136
Part II Notes     149
Eyes Wide Shut (1999): A Case Study
The Mask that Conceals Nothing: Marital Fidelity and the Lo-Fi Soundscape in Eyes Wide Shut   Randolph Jordan     157
Eyes Wide Shut: Kubrick and the Representation of Gender   Lindiwe Dovey     170
Carnivalesque and Grotesque Bodies in Eyes Wide Shut   Miriam Jordan   Julian Jason Haladyn     182
The Phenomenological Quest of Stanley Kubrick: Eyes Wide Shut   Phillip Sipiora     196
Part III Notes     206
Kubrick's Legacy
Mechanical Humanity, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Android: The Posthuman Subject in 2001: A Space Odyssey and Artificial Intelligence: A.I.   Scott Loren     211
Whose Stanley Kubrick? The Myth, Legacy, and Ownership of the Kubrick Image   Robert J.E. Simpson     232
Part IV Notes     245
About the Contributors     249
Index     253
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