Critical Insights: Stanley Kubrick, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1682171094
  • ISBN-13: 9781682171097
  • DDC: 791.430233
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 291 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released October 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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In a 1964 interview, Orson Welles famously remarked, "Among those whom I would call 'younger generation,' Kubrick appears to me to be a giant." Noted for his breathtaking cinematography, groundbreaking use of music, and strict perfectionist style, Stanley Kubrick remains a cinematic giant today. This volume analyzes the legendary director and his techniques.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About This Volume.
Career, Life, and Influence.
1: On Stanley Kubrick: “Who's Afraid of Room 237?”.
2: Biography of Stanley Kubrick.
Critical Contexts.
3: Bullets, Bombs, and Blastoffs: Kubrick's Twentieth Century.
4: Critical Cruxes of Kubrick.
5: Through the Looking Glass: Stanley Kubrick and Narratology.
6: The Ice Man and the Wood Man: Stanley Kubrick and Woody Allen.
Critical Readings.
7: “What's the Difference”: The Killing and Kubrickian Fatalism.
8: L'Affaire Kubrick: Paths of Glory, a Franco-American Reading.
9: “Is That You, John Wayne? Is This Me?”: The Citizen-Soldier in Paths of Glory and Full Metal Jacket.
10: A Farce to Be Reckoned with: The Literary Contexts of Dr. Strangelove.
11: The Mechanics of Mistrust: Techno-Antagonism in the Films of Stanley Kubrick.
12: An Actor's Director: Kubrick and Star Performances.
13: Short-Circuiting Identification: The Pleasure and Displeasure of the Cinema of Stanley Kubrick.
14: Human Objects: Anthropoid Props, Simulacra, and Iconic Actors in Kubrick's Films.
15: Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Masculine Evasion and Crisis in Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut.
Awards and Honors.
Stanley Kubrick: Chronology.
Stanley Kubrick: Filmography.
Stanley Kubrick: A Selected Bibliography.
About the Editor.