Stanley Kubrick

Author: Mario Falsetto
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275969745
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This exploration of the films of Stanley Kubrick covers his entire oeuvre, from smaller, earlier films such as The Killing, through 2001: A Space Odyssey, to his final work, Eyes Wide Shut. The author offers close readings supported by precise shot descriptions.

Stanley Kubrick and the Art of Adaptation

Author: Greg Jenkins
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786402816
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Paring a novel into a two-hour film is an arduous task for even the best screenwriters and directors. Often the resulting movies are far removed from the novel, sometimes to the point of being unrecognizable. Stanley Kubrick's adaptations have consistently been among the best Hollywood has to offer. Kubrick's film adaptations of three novels--Lolita, The Shining and Full Metal Jacket--are analyzed in this work. The primary focus is on the alterations in the characters and narrative structure, with additional attention to style, scope, pace, mood and meaning. Kubrick's adaptations simplify, impose a new visuality, reduce violence, and render the moral slant more conventional.

Hollywood Incoherent

Author: Todd Berliner
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292722796
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"Most books about American film in the 1970s tell stories about iconoclastic auteurs working in the shadow of the Vietnam War. Stepping away from this tradition, Todd Berliner gives us a bold and compelling study of the strange, paradoxical narrative style of seventies films, which seemed to flout the canonical structure of the well-made film. Berliner sheds new light on a well-studied period. His lively prose and the delight he takes in explicaring the classics of that era make this book a real pleasure to read."---Stephen Prince, Professor of Cinema at Virginia Tech and author of Firestorm: American Film in the Age of Terrorism "The wave of innovative filmmaking that surged in 1970s Hollywood has come to be cherished as dearly by many cineastes as the earlier `golden age' of studio filmmaking. American filmmaking of this period has been much discussed in relation to the crisis of the film industry and the sociopolitical currents of the time, Todd Berliner's important study focuses on what is usually taken for granted in such work: the form, texture, and tone of the films themselves, and the experiences that they create for spectators. His exacting and wide-ranging study explores the interplay between narrative unity and `incongruity,' as it is manifested in different ways in acknowledged classics directed by Coppola, Friedkin, Scorsese, and Cassavetes, as well as in many less well-known films. Berliner also shows how these films have had a lasting impact on Hollywood filmmaking. Hollywood Incoherent provides the sustained and systematic exploration of the aesthetics of the `Hollywood Renaissance' that the films deserve and the field of film studies needs."---Murray Smith, Professor of Film Studies, University of Kent

Stanley Kubrick at Look Magazine

Author: Philippe Mather
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1841506117
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Sheds new light on the aesthetic factors that shaped Kubrick's artistic voice by examining the links between his photojournalist work (done between 1945 to 1950) and his films.

Conversations with Gus Van Sant

Author: Mario Falsetto
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442247673
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Gus Van Sant is an award-winning film director who has also overseen some significant commercial features, such as Good Will Hunting, as well as the critically acclaimed independents, such as Drugstore Cowboy and My Own Private Idaho. This book contains a critical overview of Van Sant’s work and interviews with Van Sant about all of his film projects, from his first film, Mala Noche (1985) to his most recent, Promised Land (2012), as well as his work on the Showtime series, Boss (with Kelsey Grammer).

Anthony Minghella

Author: Mario Falsetto
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1617038202
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Anthony Minghella: Interviews is an illuminating anthology of in-depth conversations with this important contemporary film director and producer. The collection explores Minghella's ideas on every aspect of the cinematic creative process including screenwriting, acting, editing, the use of music in film, and other topics concerning the role of the film director. Minghella (1954-2008) was a highly regarded British playwright (Made in Bangkok), and television writer (Inspector Morse) before turning to film directing with his quirky, highly regarded first film, Truly, Madly, Deeply, in 1990. He went on to direct an extraordinary trilogy of large-scale films, all adapted from significant works of contemporary literature. Minghella's 1996 adaptation of Michael Ondaatje's poetic novel The English Patient was the director's most critically and commercially successful film and went on to win dozens of awards around the world, including nine academy awards. Minghella followed this film with his entertaining, elegant adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley, a film that enjoyed great critical and commercial success and featured some of the best acting of the 1990s by its talented cast of young, rising stars, Jude Law, Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Minghella's ambitious adaptation of Charles Frazier's American Civil War romance, Cold Mountain, was released in 2003, and firmly marked Minghella as a director of intimate, yet large-scale epic cinema worthy of David Lean. Although Minghella was a successful film director and producer, he was also an important part of the cultural life of the U.K. He was awarded a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2001 for his contributions to culture, and he was Chairman of the Board of Governors of the British Film institute from 2004 to 2007.

We ll Meet Again

Author: Kate McQuiston
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199331987
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Unique and often startling encounters between music and the moving image in the films of Stanley Kubrick are trademarks of his style; witness the powerful effects of Strauss's "Also Sprach Zarathustra" in 2001: A Space Odyssey and of Beethoven's 9th Symphony in A Clockwork Orange, each excerpt vetted by Kubrick himself. We'll Meet Again argues that, for Kubrick, music is neither post-production afterthought nor background nor incidental, but instead is core to films' effects and meanings. The book first identifies the building blocks in Kubrick's sonic world and illuminates the ways in which Kubrick uses them to support his characters and to define character relationships. It then delves into the effects of Kubrick's signature musical techniques, including the use of texture, form, and inscription to render and reinforce psychological ideas and spectator responses. Finally it presents case studies that show how the history of the music plays a vital and dynamic role for the films. As a whole, the book locates Kubrick as a force in music reception history by examining the relationship between his musical choices and popular culture, and reveals the foundational role of music in his filmmaking.

Personal Visions

Author: Mario Falsetto
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781879505513
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Falsetto (film studies, Concordia U., Montreal, Canada) deftly interviews 17 independent filmmakers about the films they created, emphasizing the more interesting aspects of how they conceived of the films, how they negotiated their way through the process of creation, and how they view their work i

Stanley Kubrick

Author: Rainer Crone
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714863139
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The first book to document the early photographs of the famous and enigmatic film director Stanley Kubrick (1928 - 99). A fascinating account of American urban life including celebrities such as Leonard Bernstein, Kubrick documents a range of human emotion. Includes many never-before-seen photographs taken from 1945 - 50 and others not seen since their original publication in Look magazine. Sheds new light on Kubrick's apprenticeship and his early search for complex image compositions and dramatic narratives as developed in his films A Clockwork Orange and 2001: A Space Odyssey