Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick

by Paul Duncan


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Past, present, future: the world through Kubrick's eyes: The incomparable career of a cinematic genius

One of the most esteemed filmmakers of all time, Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) was also one of the most enigmatic. He broke into the film scene at the age of 26 with the ambitious, independently produced Killer’s Kiss and within a few years was working with the likes of Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, and Peter Sellers on seminal movies such as Lolita and Spartacus. Having gained the support of actors, producers, and movie studios with his early efforts, Kubrick garnered the creative control he needed to produce uncompromising masterpieces such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Clockwork Orange , and Barry Lyndon. Polishing off 1999’s Eyes Wide Shut just before his untimely death, Stanley Kubrick left behind a puzzling and positively brilliant body of work.

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ISBN-13: 9783836527750
Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
Publication date: 04/01/2011
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Paul Duncan has edited 50 film books for TASCHEN, including the award-winning The Ingmar Bergman Archives, and authored Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick in the Film Series.

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Stanley Kubrick 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
martyr13 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting visual history of Kubrick's film making career. It is not a super in depth account, but it is informative and enjoyable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of Kubrick, and have all the books. Or I thought I did. This book features an extensive (and opinionated) bibliography. Besides that, it covers each film, tells you the story, tells you how it was made, desribes the filming techniques, and then explains the subtext of the stories. It is incredible that the author has fitted so much into such a small space. If you are a film student, consider all your research done for you!