Stanley Kubrick: A Narrative and Stylistic Analysis / Edition 2

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Overview

The second edition of Mario Falsetto's extensive analysis of Kubrick's films carefully examines the filmmaker's oeuvre in its entirety—from smaller, early films (The Killing) through mid-career masterpieces (Dr. Strangelove; 2001: A Space Odyssey; A Clockwork Orange), later films such as Full Metal Jacket, and his final work, 1999's Eyes Wide Shut. The author, offering close readings supported by precise shot descriptions, shows us how Kubrick's body of work represents a stylistically and thematically consistent cinematic vision, one that merges formal experimentation with great philosophical complexity.

Falsetto explores many of Kubrick's often-used devices, including the long-take aesthetic, voice-overs, and moving camera, and discusses the thematic uses to which these techniques are applied. Finally, he presents the very first formal analysis of Eyes Wide Shut, the director's final, very much underrated masterwork.

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Falsetto (film studies, Concordia University, Montreal) explores the narrative, stylistic, and thematic issues repeated in the films directed by Kubrick, and how they revolve around particular dualities of meaning. The analysis focuses on various strategies for the construction of narrative and meaning, such as point of view and character development. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275972912
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2001
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 Patterns of Narrative Organization: An Overview 7
Nonlinear Time: The Killing 8
Narrational Gaps: Absence and Presence in Lolita 16
Narrative Reversal, Repetition and Points of Convergence 21
2 Time and Space 29
The Long-Take Aesthetic 29
Individual Films 39
3 Filmic Narration 87
Voice-Over 87
Filmic Subjectivity 109
Subjectivity Versus Objectivity 140
4 Character and Performance 151
A Clockwork Orange 151
Barry Lyndon 158
The Shining 164
5 Final Speculations and Conclusion 175
App. Narrative Segmentations 187
App. Shot Description: Fragment of Dr. Strangelove 197
Filmography 201
Selected Bibliography 209
Index 213
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