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Director of a few of the main arguable motion pictures of the 20 th century, Stanley Kubrick created a name as a Hollywood outsider in addition to a cinematic genius. His diversified but rather small oeuvre—he directed in simple terms 13 motion pictures in the course of a occupation that spanned greater than 4 decades—covers a extensive variety of the topics that formed his century and keeps to form the twenty-first: warfare and crime, gender kin and sophistication clash, racism, and the destiny of person organization in an international of accelerating social surveillance and control.
In Depth of Field, best screenwriters and students examine Kubrick's movies from numerous views. They study such groundbreaking classics as Dr. Strangelove and 2001: an area Odyssey and later movies whose severe reputations are nonetheless in flux. Depth of box ends with 3 viewpoints on Kubrick's ultimate movie, Eyes large Shut, putting it within the contexts of movie historical past, the heritage and conception of psychoanalysis, and the sociology of intercourse and gear. Probing Kubrick's complete physique of labor, Depth of Field is the 1st actually multidisciplinary learn of 1 of the main leading edge and debatable filmmakers of the 20 th century.
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Extra info for Depth of Field: Stanley Kubrick, Film, and the Uses of History
Kubrick’s doomed lovers conform to the conventions of the genre, but in the Wnal moment the Wlmmaker violates the strict noir narrative code by bringing the boxer and the girl together for a happy ending. The dialogue and plot are a pastiche of B-movie elements. Kubrick’s New York story reveals the underbelly of Times Square nightlife, and his images are a noir tone poem of old New York. In a memorable sequence, Kubrick creates a surrealistic eVect by staging a Wght scene in a mannequin factory.
31. Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita: A Screenplay (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1974), xii. Introduction: Deep Focus 27 32. 1 (Summer 1994): 69. 33. Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey (New York, 1999), xiii. 34. Anthony Burgess, “A Clockwork Orange Resucked,” in Burgess, A Clockwork Orange (New York: W. W. Norton, 1986), viii. 35. 3 (2001): 172–78. 36. Greg Jenkins, Stanley Kubrick and the Art of Adaptation: Three Novels, Three Films ( JeVerson, NC: McFarland, 1997), 72–73. 37. 4 (1988): 232–37. 38. 10 (October 1999): 52–60.
After The Killing, Harris-Kubrick made a deal with Dore Schary to produce Wlms for MGM. Harris and Kubrick agreed they wanted the subject of their next Wlm to be war. Kubrick suggested Humphrey Cobb’s novel Paths of Glory, which he had read as a teenager in his doctor father’s oYce while waiting for him to Wnish with a patient. The 1935 novel is the story of three World War I soldiers executed for cowardice in France in order to cover up the actions of a power-mad general who was willing to Wre upon his own troops to further his military ambitions.
Depth of Field: Stanley Kubrick, Film, and the Uses of History by Geoffrey Cocks, Visit Amazon's James Diedrick Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, James Diedrick, , Glenn Perusek