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Stanley Kubrick

Ryan Gilbey

RYAN GILBEY writes on film for the Independent, the Guardian, and Sight and Sound and is author of It Don’t Worry Me (2004). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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It Don’t Worry Me : Nashville, Jaws, Star Wars and beyond

Faber and Faber, 2003

Book chapter

...Making Barry Lyndon (1975): Stanley Kubrick directs Ryan O’Neal (as Redmond Barry) and Pat Roach (Toole). Barry Lyndon: the Chevalier de Balibari (Patrick Magee) and Redmond Barry (Ryan O’Neal...

‘I’m Sorry Dave, I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That’: Artificial Intelligence in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Andrew Utterson

Andrew Utterson is Senior Lecturer in Film and Digital Media at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. He is the editor of Technology and Culture (2005) and co-editor of Film Theory (2004). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From IBM to MGM : Cinema at the Dawn of the Digital Age

British Film Institute, 2011

Book chapter

...If the art and technology movement had sought to infuse the computer with human values, Stanley Kubrick projected a machine that might one day supplant human beings. In the late 1960s, building on research in the area of computer science...

The Auteurist Special Effects Film: Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and the ‘Single-Generation Look’

The Hollywood Renaissance : Revisiting American Cinema’s Most Celebrated Era

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...A film technician watching 2001 cannot help but be impressed by the fact that the complex effects scenes have an unusually sharp, crisp and grain-free appearance – a clean ‘single-generation look’ to coin a phrase. [. . .] The circumstance...

The Later Features (1991–1994)

Joseph G. Kickasola

Joe Kickasola is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Baylor University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Films of Krzysztof Kieślowski : The Liminal Image

Continuum, 2004

Book chapter

...This final chapter discusses the films that epitomize Kieślowski’s metaphysically aimed formalism. Much of the discussion in Chapter 2 center on these last four films, so this chapter will not discuss form in the same detail, even though...

2001: A Space Odyssey (GB/ US, 1968): The Long Voyage to Destiny

Philip Gillett

Philip Gillett is an independent film critic and writer and author of The British Working Class in Postwar Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Greats : A Critical Study of Classic Cinema

Berg, 2008

Book chapter

...Production company: MGMProducer/ Director: Stanley KubrickScreenplay: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. ClarkeSource: Arthur C. Clarke (short story: ‘The Sentinel’)Photography: Geoffrey UnsworthProduction design: Tony Masters, Harry Lange, Ernie...

Ant Hill

James Naremore

JAMES NAREMORE is Emeritus Chancellors’ Professor at Indiana University. He is the author of a number of books, including Acting in the Cinema (1988), The Films of Vincente Minnelli (1993), More than Night: Film Noir in its Contexts (1998; 2008) and On Kubrick (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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On Kubrick

British Film Institute, 2007

Book chapter

...There are vexed questions of authorship surrounding Paths of Glory, but everyone agrees that the film originated with Kubrick during his abortive stay at MGM in the mid-1950s, when he proposed to James Harris that they adapt a novel Kubrick...

The Criminal and the Artist

James Naremore

JAMES NAREMORE is Emeritus Chancellors’ Professor at Indiana University. He is the author of a number of books, including Acting in the Cinema (1988), The Films of Vincente Minnelli (1993), More than Night: Film Noir in its Contexts (1998; 2008) and On Kubrick (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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On Kubrick

British Film Institute, 2007

Book chapter

...French critics Raymond Borde and Etienne Chaumeton once argued that most examples of film noir are told more or less from the perspective of criminals or psychopaths. If we accept this argument, several of Kubrick’s movies have something...

Throne of Blood

British Film Institute, 2014

BFI Film Classics

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...Kurosawa's Throne of Blood (1957) is widely regarded as the greatest film adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth. This fascinating interpretation of the film explores how Kurosawa draws key philosophical and psychological arguments from...

No Other Country but the Mind

James Naremore

JAMES NAREMORE is Emeritus Chancellors’ Professor at Indiana University. He is the author of a number of books, including Acting in the Cinema (1988), The Films of Vincente Minnelli (1993), More than Night: Film Noir in its Contexts (1998; 2008) and On Kubrick (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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On Kubrick

British Film Institute, 2007

Book chapter

...Fear and Desire, Kubrick’s first feature, is seldom exhibited and therefore merits a brief plot summary for those who haven’t seen it. As the film opens, four soldiers have crashed their plane behind enemy lines in an unnamed, abstract war....

Le Week-End (2013)

Directed by

Roger Michell

Written by

Hanif Kureishi

Screenplay

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...Eurostar Train – Day Darkness: then – A pinprick of light in the distance which grows brighter as we approach. We rush out of a tunnel into the light.Train – Morning As the train bursts into the light, a champagne bottle bursts...