Stanley Kubrick: Essays on His Films and Legacy

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Gary Don Rhodes
McFarland & Company, 2008 - Performing Arts - 256 pages
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.

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Editor Gary D. Rhodes, a documentary filmmaker, is a professor at the Queen's University, Belfast. He is also the author of Lugosi: His Life in Films, on Stage, and in the Hearts of Horror Lovers (1997; paperback 2006), and White Zombie: Anatomy of a Horror Film (2001; paperback 2006), editor of Horror at the Drive-In (2003), and co-editor (with John Parris Springer) of Docufictions (2006), all from McFarland.

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