Stanley Kubrick: American Filmmaker

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Yale University Press, Aug 18, 2020 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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An engrossing biography of one of the most influential filmmakers in cinematic history
Kubrick grew up in the Bronx, a doctor’s son. From a young age he was consumed by photography, chess, and, above all else, movies. He was a self†‘taught filmmaker and self†‘proclaimed outsider, and his films exist in a unique world of their own outside the Hollywood mainstream. Kubrick’s Jewishness played a crucial role in his idea of himself as an outsider. Obsessed with rebellion against authority, war, and male violence, Kubrick was himself a calm, coolly masterful creator and a talkative, ever†‘curious polymath immersed in friends and family.
Drawing on interviews and new archival material, Mikics for the first time explores the personal side of Kubrick’s films.
 

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The life and work of movie director Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) are briefly glossed in this compact, informative work from literature scholar Mikics (Bellow’s People). Drawing on Kubrick’s archive ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Killers Kiss The Killing
15
Paths of Glory Spartacus Lolita
38
Dr Strangelove
74
2001 A Space Odyssey
93
A Clockwork Orange
110
Barry Lyndon
128
The Shining
143
Full Metal Jacket
162
Eyes Wide Shut
180
Notes
205
Acknowledgments
223
Index
225
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David Mikics is Moores Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Houston, as well as a columnist for Tablet magazine. His most recent books are Bellow’s People and Slow Reading in a Hurried Age.

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