Love and Death in Kubrick: A Critical Study of the Films from Lolita through Eyes Wide Shut

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McFarland, Jan 10, 2014 - Performing Arts - 334 pages
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The films of Stanley Kubrick have left an indelible mark on the history of American cinema. This text explores the auteur’s legacy, specifically positioning his body of work within the context of cultural theory. A single chapter is devoted to each of Kubrick’s seven films: Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut. Particular attention is paid to the role of love and death in Kubrick’s films, emphasizing his innovative exploration of love and sex, and the portrayal of mortality via masculine violence.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Introduction
3
1 Lolita
9
2 Dr Strangelove or
30
3 2001
44
4 A Clockwork Orange
67
5 The Shining
88
6 Full Metal Jacket
117
Appendix 6
206
Appendix 7
208
Appendix 8
213
Appendix 9
223
Appendix 10
228
Appendix 11
239
Appendix 12
243
Appendix 13
247

7 Eyes Wide Shut
137
Afterword
172
Conclusion
176
Appendix 1
189
Appendix 2
194
Appendix 3
197
Appendix 4
199
Appendix 5
203
Appendix 14
249
Appendix 15
251
Appendix 16
253
Notes
267
Bibliography
307
Index
317
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Patrick Webster is a musician, writer and university lecturer. A graduate and postgraduate of the University of Leeds, his previous writing includes work as diverse as: Stanley Kubrick and masculinity, ecology and dyslexia. He lives in Leeds, in the North of England.

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