Wolf at the Door: Stanley Kubrick, History, and the Holocaust / Edition 1

Wolf at the Door: Stanley Kubrick, History, and the Holocaust / Edition 1

by Geoffrey Cocks
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Peter Lang Publishing Inc.


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Wolf at the Door: Stanley Kubrick, History, and the Holocaust / Edition 1

Kubrick sometimes spoke of making a film specifically on the Holocaust, and although he never followed through with the idea, it seems the Shoah haunted him and found expression in his cinematic discourse. Cocks (history, Albion College) explores Kubrick's dual preoccupation and ambivalence toward the specter of the Holocaust. His early life was spent in its shadow but in 1957 he married into an artistic German family. Cocks finds startling evidence that regardless of Kubrick's attitude at the time, the Holocaust was never far away in the imagery of his work, especially in The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and even in A Clockwork Orange and Barry Lyndon. Cocks draws on interviews with Kubrick's family, archival research, and close examination of Kubrick's films. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900820471159
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Series: Contemporary Film, Television, and Video Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

The Author: Geoffrey Cocks is Julian S. Rammelkamp Professor of History at Albion College in Michigan. A graduate of Occidental College, Los Angeles, California, he earned his Ph.D. in history at UCLA in 1975. He is the author of Psychotherapy in the Third Reich: The Goring Institute and Treating Mind and Body; editor of The Curve of Life: Correspondence of Heinz Kohut; and co-editor of Psycho/History; German Professions, 1800-1950; Medicine and Modernity; and Depth of Field: Stanley Kubrick, Film, and the Uses of History.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Toward the Blue Mercedes1
Chapter 2A Jewish Past18
Chapter 3The Wolf at the Door33
Chapter 4A German Presence49
Chapter 5Directed by Stanley Kubrick, 1953-196277
Chapter 6Directed by Stanley Kubrick, 1964-1999105
Chapter 7Almost Directed by Stanley Kubrick, 1953-2001148
Chapter 8The Horror, the Horror161
Chapter 9The Shining172
Chapter 10From Yellow Cabriolet to Eagle's Nest196
Chapter 11The Dream of Jacob218

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