Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick

Masters of Cinema

by Bill Krohn

Paperback Publication Date: 30/09/2010

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Stanley Kubrick (USA, 1928-99) was a master who took the art of filmmaking further than any other contemporary director, a creative perfectionist whose work now fascinates new generations.

He started out as a photographer before moving into film noir aged barely 25, after which the power and originality of his work soon brought him box-office success.

In the 1960s he lived and worked in London, away from the scandal caused by his adaptation of Lolita (1962) and from the major studios, from which, uniquely, he was able to wrest total control of his films.

He made only a dozen features in 50 years, each of which displays an extraordinary degree of technical and aesthetic invention.

From the sci-fi 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) onwards, each of his masterpieces explores new genres and controversial topics, such as Vietnam (Full Metal Jacket, 1987), violence (A Clockwork Orange, 1971), horror (The Shining, 1980) and sexuality (Eyes Wide Shut, 1999).

ISBN:
9782866425722
9782866425722
Category:
Individual film directors
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
30-09-2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cahiers du Cinema
Country of origin:
France
Pages:
104
Dimensions (mm):
241x195x9mm
Weight:
0.43kg
Bill Krohn

Bill krohn has been the Hollywood correspondent of the influential movie magazine Cahiers du cinema for over twenty years.

During this time he has interviewed many of Hitchcock's closest collaborators. It was the difference between the man they described and the man he thought he knew that motivated him to write this book.

Based on new research of Hitchcock's personal papers and film studio archives, hitchcock at work invites the reader to share the creative secrets of the century's greatest movie magician whose films still terrify and delight people all over the world.

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