Kubrick's Total Cinema: Philosophical Themes and Formal Qualities

Kubrick's Total Cinema: Philosophical Themes and Formal Qualities

Philip Kuberski


Whatever humans take into consideration Kubrick's paintings, such a lot may agree that there's anything precise, even specific, in regards to the movies he made: a coolness, an highbrow readability, a severe edginess, and eventually an intractable ambiguity. In an try and isolate the Kubrick distinction, this ebook treats Kubrick's movies to a conceptual and formal research instead of a biographical and chronological survey.

As Kubrick's cinema strikes among the probabilities of human transcendence dramatized in 2001: an area Odyssey and the dismal obstacles of human nature exhibited in A Clockwork Orange, the filmmaker's type "de-realizes" cinematic realism whereas, mockingly, reaching an unheard of frankness of imaginative and prescient and documentary and technical richness. the result's a type of vertigo: the viewers is made conscious of either the de-realized and the learned nature of cinema. rather than the standard stories supplying a precis and observation of person motion pictures, this can be the 1st to supply an research of the "elements" of Kubrick's overall cinema.

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