Kubrick's Total Cinema

Kubrick's Total Cinema

Author: Philip Kuberski

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441149565

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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Whatever people think about Kubrick's work, most would agree that there is something distinctive, even unique, about the films he made: a coolness, an intellectual clarity, a critical edginess, and finally an intractable ambiguity. In an attempt to isolate the Kubrick difference, this book treats Kubrick's films to a conceptual and formal analysis rather than a biographical and chronological survey. As Kubrick's cinema moves between the possibilities of human transcendence dramatized in 2001: A Space Odyssey and the dismal limitations of human nature exhibited in A Clockwork Orange, the filmmaker's style "de-realizes" cinematic realism while, paradoxically, achieving an unprecedented frankness of vision and documentary and technical richness. The result is a kind of vertigo: the audience is made aware of both the de-realized and the realized nature of cinema. As opposed to the usual studies providing a summary and commentary of individual films, this will be the first to provide an analysis of the "elements" of Kubrick's total cinema.
Kubrick's Total Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Philip Kuberski
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-08-09 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Whatever people think about Kubrick's work, most would agree that there is something distinctive, even unique, about the films he made: a coolness, an intellectual clarity, a critical edginess, and finally an intractable ambiguity. In an attempt to isolate the Kubrick difference, this book treats Kubrick's films to a conceptual
Kubrick's Total Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Philip Kuberski
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-08-09 - Publisher: A&C Black

An original study of Kubrick's philosophical themes and cinematic qualities: time, light, speech, music, poiesis, corporeality, war, eros, technology, and transcendence.
Discovering Kubrick's Symbolism
Language: en
Pages: 247
Authors: Nicole M. Berg
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-30 - Publisher: McFarland

Bringing to light the long-shrouded symbolism and startling spiritual depth that renowned director Stanley Kubrick packed into every detail of his iconic films, this book excavates the subtle ways Kubrick calls attention to universal truths and shocking realities still pervading our society. It cites the master director's use of encoded
A Critical Companion to Stanley Kubrick
Language: en
Pages: 294
Authors: Elsa Colombani
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-16 - Publisher: Lexington Books

A Critical Companion to Stanley Kubrick offers a thorough and detailed study of the films of the legendary director. Labeled a recluse, a provocateur, and a perfectionist, Kubrick revolutionized filmmaking, from the use of music in film, narrative pacing and structure, to depictions of war and violence. An unparalleled visionary,
Understanding Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey
Language: en
Pages: 285
Authors: James Fenwick
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-01 - Publisher: Intellect Books

This edited volume seeks to bring to light the impact of the ‘new’ Kubrick studies upon the ‘old’ Kubrick studies and collate together original insights, and textual and interpretative analyses of 2001: A Space Odyssey. By revising the formalist approaches in Kubrick Studies and conflating it with new empirical approaches,