Stanley Kubrick: American Filmmaker

David Mikics

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Yale University Press

Published: 02-10-2020

£16.99

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Description

An engrossing biography of one of the most influential filmmakers in cinematic history”A cool, cerebral book about a cool, cerebral talent. . . . A brisk study of [Kubrick’s] films, with enough of the life tucked in to add context as well as brightness and bite.”-Dwight Garner, New York Times”An engaging and well-researched primer to the work of a cinematic legend.”-Library Journal Kubrick grew up in the Bronx, a doctor’s son. From a young age he was consumed by photography, chess, and, above all else, movies. He was a self-taught filmmaker and self-proclaimed outsider, and his films exist in a unique world of their own outside the Hollywood mainstream. Kubrick’s Jewishness played a crucial role in his idea of himself as an outsider. Obsessed with rebellion against authority, war, and male violence, Kubrick was himself a calm, coolly masterful creator and a talkative, ever-curious polymath immersed in friends and family. Drawing on interviews and new archival material, David Mikics for the first time explores the personal side of Kubrick’s films.

Additional information

Weight 0.426 kg
Dimensions 21 × 160 × 216 mm
Page Count 248