Stanley Kubrick

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  • Copyright: 2008-07-30
  • Publisher: McFarland Publishing
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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.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Early Works
Stanley Kubrick and Look Magazinep. 7
Kubrick's Early Non-Fiction Workp. 22
The Art of War (Films): Fear and Desire and Paths of Gloryp. 29
The Dream Landscape of Killer's Kissp. 39
One Watches Cells: Kubrick's Films Noirs in Contextp. 47
Part I Notesp. 65
Major Works
Patterns of Space, Sound, and Movement in Paths of Gloryp. 71
Spartacus: The Spectre of Politics and the Politics of Spectaclep. 82
Believing Is Seeing: Surveillance and 2001: A Space Odysseyp. 94
Value, Violence, and Music Recognized: A Clockwork Orange as Musicologyp. 105
The Sadness of the Gaze: Barry Lyndonp. 123
Reconsidering Fidelity and Considering Genre in (and with) The Shiningp. 136
Part II Notesp. 149
Eyes Wide Shut (1999): A Case Study
The Mask that Conceals Nothing: Marital Fidelity and the Lo-Fi Soundscape in Eyes Wide Shutp. 157
Eyes Wide Shut: Kubrick and the Representation of Genderp. 170
Carnivalesque and Grotesque Bodies in Eyes Wide Shutp. 182
The Phenomenological Quest of Stanley Kubrick: Eyes Wide Shutp. 196
Part III Notesp. 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.p. 211
Whose Stanley Kubrick? The Myth, Legacy, and Ownership of the Kubrick Imagep. 232
Part IV Notesp. 245
About the Contributorsp. 249
Indexp. 253
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