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Kubrick: An Odyssey

Robert P. Kolker

The definitive biography of the creator of 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, and A Clockwork Orange, presenting the most in-depth portrait yet of the groundbreaking film-maker.

The enigmatic and elusive filmmaker Stanley Kubrick has not been treated to a full-length biography in over twenty years.

Stanley Kubrick: An Odyssey fills that gap. This definitive book is based on access to the latest research, especially Kubrick's archive at the University of the Arts, London, as well as other private papers plus new interviews with family members and those who worked with him. It offers comprehensive and in-depth coverage of Kubrick's personal, private, public, and working life. Stanley Kubrick: An Odyssey investigates not only the making of Kubrick's films, but also about those he wanted (but failed) to make like Burning Secret, Napoleon, Aryan Papers, and A.I.

Revealingly, this immersive biography will puncture the controversial myths about the reclusive filmmaker who created some of the most important works of art of the twentieth century

Book Details

  • Publisher: Pegasus Books
  • Publish Date: Feb 6th, 2024
  • Pages: 656
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.10in - 2.20in - 1.71lb
  • EAN: 9781639366248
  • Categories: Entertainment & Performing ArtsFilm - History & CriticismRich & Famous

About the Author

Kolker, Robert P.: - Robert P. Kolker, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland, taught cinema studies for almost fifty years. He is the author of A Cinema of Loneliness and The Extraordinary Image: Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and the Reimagining of Cinema; editor of 2001: A Space Odyssey: New Essays and The Oxford Handbook of Film and Media Studies; and co-author of Eyes Wide Shut: Stanley Kubrick and the Making of his Final Film.
Abrams, Nathan: - Nathan Abrams is a professor in film at Bangor University in Wales. He is a founding co-editor of Jewish Film and New Media: An International Journal, as well as the author of The New Jew in Film: Exploring Jewishness and Judaism in Contemporary Cinema, and Stanley Kubrick: New York Jewish Intellectual, and co-author of Eyes Wide Shut: Stanley Kubrick and the Making of his Final Film.
Praise for this book
"Through obsessive research and details within details worthy of the man they chronicle in Eyes Wide Shut: Stanley Kubrick and the Making of his Final Film, film scholars Robert P. Kolker and Nathan Abrams prove decidedly that the last movie of a great film director not only sums up their career but defines and illuminates it with clarity. This is a must-read for admirers of Stanley Kubrick and his work and the cinema itself."--Vincent LoBrutto, author of Stanley Kubrick: A Biography
"Two leading Kubrick scholars have joined forces for this hugely impressive study of the filmmaker's final masterpiece. Examining the film from every conceivable angle, they offer unique insights into its form and themes--and also, more broadly, into Kubrick's working methods, his personality and his place in twentieth century culture."--Peter Krämer, author of BFI Film Classics on Dr. Strangelove and 2001: A Space Odyssey, and co-editor of Stanley Kubrick: New Perspectives--Peter Krämer, author of BFI Film Classics on Dr. Strangelobe and 2001: A Space Odyssey, and a co-editor of Stanley Kubrick: New Perspectives
Praise for Eyes Wide Shut: Stanley Kubrick and the Making of his Final Film:
"The book is an immaculately researched account of the film's creation."?Christopher Schobert, The Film Stage--Christopher Schobert, The Film Stage
"With Eyes Wide Shut: Stanley Kubrick and the Making of his Final Film, we finally have the great book this film deserves. Every chapter in this book is valuable to the Kubrick scholar or the casual cinephile; thoughtful yet readable throughout, it hits that golden spot of being a scholarly page-turner."-- "Whitlock & Pope"
"I'm not sure if it will spur Eyes Wide Shut haters to reevaluate the film, but Eyes Wide Shut: Stanley Kubrick and the Making of his Final Film will give them some fresh insight into the seemingly impenetrable mind of Stanley Kubrick."--Mike Segretto, Psychobabble
"As recounted in a new book by Robert Kolker and Nathan Abrams--an essential resource for anyone interested in the film's development and production--Eyes Wide Shut was a project that Kubrick had been seriously contemplating for decades."-- "MidCenturyCinema"
"Loved it. I thought I knew everything about Eyes Wide Shut but discovered much more. I think it's the most significant book on a single film since Stephen Bach's Final Cut."--Matt Thorne, Senior Lecturer in Creatve Writing, Brunel University London