Stanley Kubrick: New Perspectives

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Stanley Kubrick: New Perspectives


24 × 19 cm | 7.5 × 9.5 in
260 ills | 384 pages

Contributors: Tatjana Ljujic, Peter Krämer, RIchard Daniels

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This richly illustrated exploration of the Stanley Kubrick Archive, London, profiles vast quantities of unseen material alongside esteemed critical analysis, to tell the story of one of cinema’s undoubted visionaries.

Stanley Kubrick: New Perspectives brings together essays by scholars who have examined the traces that Kubrick’s work has left in archives, particularly in his own collection of film-related materials, which was donated to the University of the Arts London in 2007. Featuring film stills and previously unseen material from the Stanley Kubrick Archive, this book is designed to open the reader’s eyes to the wonder and richness of Kubrick’s oeuvre.

Kubrick's films have inspired a huge amount of critical commentary, yet until recently critics and scholars have made little use of archival resources. The essays included in this collection offer new perspectives on Kubrick’s working methods, the manifold influences on his films, their themes and styles as well as their marketing and reception. Between them, the essays cover the totality of Kubrick’s career, from his beginnings as a photojournalist and documentary film-maker in the late 1940s and early 1950s to his last movie, Eyes Wide Shut, which was released a few months after his death in 1999.