The Pocket Essential Stanley Kubrick by Paul Duncan "The grandmaster of filmmaking" Stephen Spielberg Kubrick Lives! As soon as news came in that Stanley Kubrick had died in his sleep, everyone was there to praise him. He was a grandmaster, a titan, the last of the great old-time directors. This is true, but it makes him sound as though he was behind the times which, when you watch his films, is obviously not the case. Kubrick’s work, like all masterpieces, have a timeless quality. His vision is so complete, the detail so meticulous, that you believe you are in the three-dimensional space displayed on a two-dimensional screen. Kubrick may be dead, but his films live. Kubrick was one of those rare directors who was both commercial AND artistic. This is because he was not afraid to embrace traditional genres (War, Crime, Sex, SF, Horror, Love) and, at the same time, stretch the boundaries of film with controversial themes: underage sex in Lolita; ultraviolence in A Clockwork Orange; erotica in Eyes Wide Shut. What’s in it? As well as an introductory essay, each of Kubrick’s films is reviewed and analysed, including his last film, the sexually-explicit and controversial Eyes Wide Shut. This is the first time ALL Kubrick’s films have been featured in one book. An exciting new series of Info Books. Pocket Essentials is a new series for the MTV generation brought up in the three-minute culture. Short, snappy text. Easy to read. Rivetting. Enthusiastic. Fresh. Critical. Packed with facts, backed up with opinion, crammed with information, this is the first step into the world of films and books. This series will spotlight film directors. Paul Duncan is co-founder of Crime Time magazine, edited The Third Degree:Crime Writers In Conversation (available from No Exit), and has written a biography of Gerald Kersh and the Pocket Essential Alfred Hitchcock. Praise for Paul Duncan’s previous book: The Third Degree:Crime Writers In Conversation: "Outstanding…guaranteed to intrigue anyone interested in what makes contemporary fiction tick."
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Published March 12, 2009
by Matrix Digital Publishing.
Education & Reference, Political & Social Sciences.