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The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq.

By William Makepeace Thackeray
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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Barry Lyndon—far from the best known, but by some critics acclaimed as the finest, of Thackeray's works—appeared originally as a serial a few years before VANITY FAIR was written; yet it was not published in book form, and then not by itself, until after the publication of VANITY FAIR, PENDENNIS, ESMOND and THE NEWCOMES had placed its author in the forefront of the literary men of the day. So many years after the event we cannot help wondering why the story was not earlier put in book form; for in its delineation of the character of an adventurer it is as great as VANITY FAIR, while for the local colour of history, if I may put it so, it is no undistinguished precursor of ESMOND.

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Barry Lyndon

By William Makepeace Thackeray
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 351
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Barry Lyndon is a kind of anti-hero. He is certainly not very likable, nor generous in his attitudes toward others. He rides his luck and tries to win by charm.

The Luck of Barry Lyndon

By William Makepeace Thackeray
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The Luck of Barry Lyndon is a picaresque novel about a member of the Irish gentry trying to become a member of the English aristocracy. Redmond Barry of Ballybarry, born to a genteel but ruined Irish family, fancies himself a gentleman. At the prompting of his mother, he learns what he can of courtly manners and swordplay. He is a hot-tempered, passionate lad, and falls madly in love with his cousin, Nora. As she is a spinster a few years older than Redmond, she is seeking a prospect with more ready cash to pay family debts. The lad tries to engage in a duel with Nora's suitor, an English officer named John Quin. Barry is made to think that he has assassinated the man, so he flees to Dublin, where he quickly falls in with bad company in the way of con artists, and soon loses all his money. Pursued by creditors, he enlists as a soldier in a British Army infantry regiment headed for service in Germany. His run of bad luck continues when he tries to desert, and he gets captured by Prussian officer, but Barry's temper and relentlessness keep his head above the ground as he never stops to fight in order to find his fortune.

Making Time in Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon

By Maria Pramaggiore
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 144112554X
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Performing Arts
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Considered by critics to be Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece, Barry Lyndon has suffered from scholarly and popular neglect. Maria Pramaggiore argues that one key reason that this film remains unappreciated, even by Kubrick aficionados, is that its transnational and intermedial contexts have not been fully explored. Taking a novel approach, she looks at the film from a transnational perspective -- as a foreign production shot in Ireland and an adaptation of a British novel by an American director about an Irish subject. Pramaggiore argues that, in Barry Lyndon, Kubrick develops his richest philosophical mediation on cinema's capacity to mediate the real and foregrounds film's relationship to other technologies of visuality, including painting, photography, and digital media. By combining extensive research into the film's source novel, production and reception with systematic textual analysis and an engagement with several key issues in contemporary academic debate, this work promises not only to make a huge impact in the field of Kubrick studies, but also in 1970s filmmaking, cultural history and transnational film practice.

Barry Lyndon

By William Makepeace Thackeray
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"Siden Adams dage har næppe nogen ulykke forekommet i denne verden uden at en kvinde har stået bag." Barry Lyndon er beretningen om den flamboyante gavtyv og lykkeridder Barry Lyndons storhed og fald i 1700-tallets England. Barry er født ind i den irske lavadel, og da han - udmanøvreret i sin første kærlighedsaffære - må flygte, melder han sig under den engelske hærs faner. Han gør tjeneste i Tyskland, men deserterer og efter en kort periode som spion, forfølger han en løbebane som hasardspiller rundt om i Europas klubber saloner. Barry er en vidtløftig herre, og han skyr ingen midler for at opnå den plads på samfundets tinde, han mener tilkommer ham. I et målrettet forsøg på at blive en del af aristokratiet gifter han sig med en velhavende enke, grevinden af Lyndon, men må sande, at han dér har fundet sin ligemand. W.M. Thackerays satiriske sædeskildring Barry Lyndon er nok mest kendt herhjemme fra Stanley Kubricks berømmede filmatisering fra 1975. Nu foreligger i romanen i en nyoversættelse - mere end 150 år efter den første gang udkom på dansk. "Herlig og henrivende læsning." - Politiken "Barry Lyndon er litterær slowfood, men som sådan hele investeringen i tid, energi og penge værd." - Jyllands-Posten

Die Memoiren des Barry Lyndon, Esq., aufgezeichnet von ihm selbst

By William Makepeace Thackeray
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  • Publisher : Aufbau Digital
  • Book Code : 3841202330
  • Total of Pages : 484
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Die Memoiren eines Hochstaplers/ Ein Hochstapler par excellence Liebesabenteuer, Glücksspiele aller Art, wagemutige Duelle, glanzvolle Maskenbälle, Zechgelage und Hetzjagden machen das Leben von Redmond Barry aus, der sich später Barry Lyndon nennt und vor aller Welt seine aristokratische Herkunft rühmt. Sogar die Hand einer vermögenden Gräfin-Witwe vermag er zu gewinnen. Im Londoner Schuldgefängnis schreibt er schließlich seine Memoiren. Die wechselvolle Lebensgeschichte eines Abenteurers und Hochstaplers aus dem 18. Jahrhundert.

Die Memoiren des Barry Lyndon

By William Makepeace Thackeray
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  • Publisher : Manesse Verlag
  • Book Code : 3641138329
  • Total of Pages : 768
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Unterhaltsamer Aufstieg und tiefer Fall eines Gentleman-Gauners Mit Barry Lyndon schuf William Thackeray den wohl charmantesten Gentleman-Gauner, den unverfrorensten Lügner und Draufgänger der englischen Literatur. Sein wechselvoller Lebenslauf führt den mittellosen jungen Mann in die höchsten Kreise Europas und bis an den Rand des Abgrunds. In seinen «Memoiren» enthüllt er schonungslos Pomp und Dekadenz des 18. Jahrhunderts. «Ich wusste, dass ich dazu geboren war, eine glänzende Stellung in dieser Welt zu bekleiden.» Bescheidenheit ist seine Sache nicht, und so fasst Redmond Barry, als Halbwaise aufgewachsener Sohn aus irischem Landadel, bereits früh den Entschluss, sich einen bedeutenden Platz in der Gesellschaft zu erobern. Erst Soldat, dann professioneller Spieler, ist der Heißsporn bald gerngesehener Gast an den Fürstenhöfen Europas und insbesondere Deutschlands. Redmond eilt von Abenteuer zu Abenteuer, betört die Herzen der Frauen und macht sich mit seinem losen Mundwerk nicht nur Freunde. Das Ergattern von Baronin Lyndon, ihrem Vermögen und Titel, scheint Barrys größter Coup – doch da verlässt ihn ganz plötzlich das Glück... Mit «Die Memoiren des Barry Lyndon» gelang der berühmten viktorianischen Lästerzunge William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863) ein Glanzstück der Romankunst. Die vorliegende, reich kommentierte Neuübersetzung befreit die Lebensbeichte von allen falschen Schnörkeln. Der kurzweilige Schelmenroman entlarvt neben dem Intrigenreichtum bei Hof auch das monströse Selbstbewusstsein eines gesellschaftlichen Aufsteigers. «Barry Lyndon» wurde 1975 von Stanley Kubrick verfilmt und mit vier Oscars ausgezeichnet. Erste Neuübersetzung seit 60 Jahren Preisgekrönte Verfilmung von Stanley Kubrick (1975; 4 Oscars)

Kubrick's Hope

By Julian Rice
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  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Book Code : 0810862247
  • Total of Pages : 296
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There have been two common assumptions about Stanley Kubrick: that his films portray human beings who are driven exclusively by aggression and greed, and that he pessimistically rejected meaning in a contingent, postmodern world. However, as Kubrick himself remarked, 'A work of art should be always exhilarating and never depressing, whatever its subject matter may be.' In this new interpretation of Kubrick's films, Julian Rice suggests that the director's work had a more positive outlook than most people credit him. And while other studies have recounted Kubrick's life and production histories, few have offered lucid explanations of specific sources and their influence on his films. In Kubrick's Hope, Rice explains how the theories of Freud and Jung took cinematic form, and also considers the significant impression left on the director's last six films by Robert Ardrey, Bruno Bettelheim, and Joseph Campbell. In addition to providing useful contexts, Rice offers close readings of the films, inviting readers to note details they may have missed and to interpret them in their own way. By refreshing their experience of the films and discarding postmodern clichZs, viewers may discover more optimistic themes in the director's works. Beginning with 2001: A Space Odyssey and continuing through A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut, Rice illuminates Kubrick's thinking at the time he made each film. Throughout, Rice examines the compelling political, psychological, and spiritual issues the director raises. As this book contends, if these works are considered together and repeatedly re-viewed, Kubrick's films may help viewers to personally grow and collectively endure.

The Philosophy of Stanley Kubrick

By Jerold Abrams
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  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Book Code : 081317256X
  • Total of Pages : 288
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In the course of fifty years, director Stanley Kubrick produced some of the most haunting and indelible images on film. His films touch on a wide range of topics rife with questions about human life, behavior, and emotions: love and sex, war, crime, madness, social conditioning, and technology. Within this great variety of subject matter, Kubrick examines different sides of reality and unifies them into a rich philosophical vision that is similar to existentialism. Perhaps more than any other philosophical concept, existentialism—the belief that philosophical truth has meaning only if it is chosen by the individual—has come down from the ivory tower to influence popular culture at large. In virtually all of Kubrick’s films, the protagonist finds himself or herself in opposition to a hard and uncaring world, whether the conflict arises in the natural world or in human institutions. Kubrick’s war films (Fear and Desire, Paths of Glory, Dr. Strangelove, and Full Metal Jacket) examine how humans deal with their worst fears—especially the fear of death—when facing the absurdity of war. Full Metal Jacket portrays a world of physical and moral change, with an environment in continual flux in which attempting to impose order can be dangerous. The film explores the tragic consequences of an unbending moral code in a constantly changing universe. Essays in the volume examine Kubrick’s interest in morality and fate, revealing a Stoic philosophy at the center of many of his films. Several of the contributors find his oeuvre to be characterized by skepticism, irony, and unfettered hedonism. In such films as A Clockwork Orange and 2001: A Space Odyssey, Kubrick confronts the notion that we will struggle against our own scientific and technological innovations. Kubrick’s films about the future posit that an active form of nihilism will allow humans to accept the emptiness of the world and push beyond it to form a free and creative view of humanity. Taken together, the essays in The Philosophy of Stanley Kubrick are an engaging look at the director’s stark vision of a constantly changing moral and physical universe. They promise to add depth and complexity to the interpretation of Kubrick’s signature films.

Transport in British Fiction

By A. Gavin,A. Humphries
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137499044
  • Total of Pages : 273
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Transport in British Fiction is the first essay collection devoted to transport and its various types horse, train, tram, cab, omnibus, bicycle, ship, car, air and space as represented in British fiction across a century of unprecedented technological change that was as destabilizing as it was progressive.

Depth of Field

By Geoffrey Cocks,James Diedrick,Glenn Perusek
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  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Book Code : 0299216136
  • Total of Pages : 352
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Director of some of the most controversial films of the twentieth century, Stanley Kubrick created a reputation as a Hollywood outsider as well as a cinematic genius. His diverse yet relatively small oeuvre—he directed only thirteen films during a career that spanned more than four decades—covers a broad range of the themes that shaped his century and continues to shape the twenty-first: war and crime, gender relations and class conflict, racism, and the fate of individual agency in a world of increasing social surveillance and control. In Depth of Field, leading screenwriters and scholars analyze Kubrick's films from a variety of perspectives. They examine such groundbreaking classics as Dr. Strangelove and 2001: A Space Odyssey and later films whose critical reputations are still in flux. Depth of Field ends with three viewpoints on Kubrick's final film, Eyes Wide Shut, placing it in the contexts of film history, the history and theory of psychoanalysis, and the sociology of sex and power. Probing Kubrick's whole body of work, Depth of Field is the first truly multidisciplinary study of one of the most innovative and controversial filmmakers of the twentieth century.

Invisible Storytellers

By Sarah Kozloff
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 9780520909663
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Performing Arts
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"Let me tell you a story," each film seems to offer silently as its opening frames hit the screen. But sometimes the film finds a voice—an off-screen narrator—for all or part of the story. From Wuthering Heights and Double Indemnity to Annie Hall and Platoon, voice-over narration has been an integral part of American movies. Through examples from films such as How Green Was My Valley, All About Eve, The Naked City, and Barry Lyndon, Sarah Kozloff examines and analyzes voice-over narration. She refutes the assumptions that words should only play a minimal role in film, that "showing" is superior to "telling," or that the technique is inescapably authoritarian (the "voice of god"). She questions the common conception that voice-over is a literary technique by tracing its origins in the silent era and by highlighting the influence of radio, documentaries, and television. She explores how first-person or third-person narration really affects a film, in terms of genre conventions, viewer identification, time and nostalgia, subjectivity, and reliability. In conclusion she argues that voice-over increases film's potential for intimacy and sophisticated irony.

The Victorian Bookshelf

By Jess Nevins
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 147662433X
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Book Short Summary:

This introductory guide to the canon of Victorian literature covers 61 novels by authors from Jane Austen to Emile Zola. Brief critical essays describe what each book is about and argue for its cultural, historical and literary importance. Literary canons remain a subject of debate but critics, readers and students continue to find them useful as overviews—and examinations—of the great works within a given period or culture. The Victorian canon is particularly rich with splendid novels that educate, enlighten and entertain. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

A Companion to the Historical Film

By Robert A. Rosenstone,Constantin Parvulescu
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118322649
  • Total of Pages : 592
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Broad in scope, this interdisciplinary collection of original scholarship on historical film features essays that explore the many facets of this expanding field and provide a platform for promising avenues of research. Offers a unique collection of cutting edge research that questions the intention behind and influence of historical film Essays range in scope from inclusive broad-ranging subjects such as political contexts, to focused assessments of individual films and auteurs Prefaced with an introductory survey of the field by its two distinguished editors Features interdisciplinary contributions from scholars in the fields of History, Film Studies, Anthropology, and Cultural and Literary Studies

Thackeray in Time

By Richard Salmon,Alice Crossley
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317045645
  • Total of Pages : 194
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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An intense fascination with the experience of time has long been recognised as a distinctive feature of the writing of William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863). This collection of essays, however, represents the first sustained critical examination of Thackeray's 'time consciousness' in all its varied manifestations. Encompassing the full chronological span of the author's career and a wide range of literary forms and genres in which he worked, Thackeray in Time repositions Thackeray's temporal and historical self-consciousness in relation to the broader socio-cultural contexts of Victorian modernity. The first part of the collection focusses on some of the characteristic temporal modes of professional authorship and print culture in the mid-nineteenth century, including periodical journalism and the Christmas book market. Secondly, the volume offers fresh approaches to Thackeray's acknowledged status as a major exponent of historical fiction, reconsidering questions of historiography and the representation of place in such novels as Vanity Fair and Henry Esmond. The final part of the collection develops the central Thackerayan theme of memory within four very different but complementary contexts. Thackeray's absorption by memories of childhood in later life leads on to his own subsequent memorialisation by familial descendants and to the potential of digital technology for preserving and enhancing Thackeray's print archive in the future, and finally to the critical legacy perpetuated by generations of literary scholars since his death.

The Adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and Other Gripping Tales

By Halcombe
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  • Total of Pages : 180
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Meet Halcombe Hackney Norilsk, a unique personage that dreams so big he travels throughout the world in order to be famous because he thinks he deserves it. As his Russian hometown (Norilsk) has been officially selected the worst place in the world to live several times; he wants to prove he can attain anything, becoming a household name despite his origins. However, reality proves otherwise. In fact, his life in Norilsk was better than expected. After reading his humorous adventures, you can discover an array of very interesting pieces of writing with regards to topics such as music, movies, history, literature, culture, lifestyle, travel or personal experiences that Halcombe has exclusively penned for you.

Stanley Kubrick

By Gary D. Rhodes
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  • Book Code : 1476610509
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Performing Arts
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Seventeen essays examine the career and films of director Stanley Kubrick from a variety of perspectives. Part I focuses on his early career, including his first newsreels, his photography for Look magazine, and his earliest films (Fear and Desire, Killer’s Kiss). Part II examines his major or most popular films (Paths of Glory, The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey). Part III provides a thorough case study of Eyes Wide Shut, with four very different essays focusing on the film’s use of sound, its representation of gender, its carnivalesque qualities, and its phenomenological nature. Finally, Part IV discusses Kubrick’s ongoing legacy and his impact on contemporary filmmakers. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture

By Juliet John
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0191082104
  • Total of Pages : 600
  • Category : Literary Collections
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The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture is a major contribution to the dynamic field of Victorian studies. This collection of 37 original chapters by leading international Victorian scholars offers new approaches to familiar themes including science, religion, and gender, and gives space to newer and emerging topics including old age, fair play, and economics. Structured around three broad sections (on 'Ways of Being: Identity and Ideology', 'Ways of Understanding: Knowledge and Belief', and 'Ways of Communicating: Print and Other Cultures', the volume is sub-divided into 9 sub-sections each with its own 'lead' essay: on subjectivity, politics, gender and sexuality, place and race, religion, science, material and mass culture, aesthetics and visual culture, and theatrical culture. The collection, like today's Victorian studies, is thoroughly interdisciplinary and yet its substantial Introduction explores a concern which is evident both implicitly and explicitly in the volume's essays: that is, the nature and status of 'literary' culture and the literary from the Victorian period to the present. The diverse and wide-ranging essays present original scholarship framed accessibly for a mixed readership of advanced undergraduates, graduate students and established scholars.

Discovering Kubrick's Symbolism

By Nicole M. Berg
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476639922
  • Total of Pages : 247
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Bringing to light the long-shrouded symbolism and startling spiritual depth that renowned director Stanley Kubrick packed into every detail of his iconic films, this book excavates the subtle ways Kubrick calls attention to universal truths and shocking realities still pervading our society. It cites the master director's use of encoded graphic symbols, signifying light effects, doppelgangers, esoteric color-coding, and framing techniques that communicate Kubrick's underlying topics. Beginning with an exploration of the inspirational themes of his classic science fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey, including the multilayered meaning of the Monolith, this book traces the themes and symbols encrypted in the films that followed during the director's impressive career. It reveals the oblique methods Kubrick used to underscore a wide range of humanitarian alarms covered in films as diverse as A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut, and the fascinating links these films have to one another. Surprising revelations discovered in Dr. Strangelove, Spartacus, Lolita, and Paths of Glory are also unveiled for the first time.

Stanley Kubrick

By Elisa Pezzotta
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  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Book Code : 1617038946
  • Total of Pages : 241
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Although Stanley Kubrick adapted novels and short stories, his films deviate in notable ways from the source material. In particular, since 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), his films seem to definitively exploit all cinematic techniques, embodying a compelling visual and aural experience. But, as author Elisa Pezzotta contends, it is for these reasons that his cinema becomes the supreme embodiment of the sublime, fruitful encounter between the two arts and, simultaneously, of their independence. Stanley Kubrick's last six adaptations--2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange (1971), Barry Lyndon (1975), The Shining (1980), Full Metal Jacket (1987), and Eyes Wide Shut (1999)--are characterized by certain structural and stylistic patterns. These features help to draw conclusions about the role of Kubrick in the history of cinema, about his role as an adapter, and, more generally, about the art of cinematic adaptations. The structural and stylistic patterns that characterize Kubrick adaptations seem to criticize scientific reasoning, causality, and traditional semantics. In the history of cinema, Kubrick can be considered a modernist auteur. In particular, he can be regarded as an heir of the modernist avant-garde of the 1920s. However, author Elisa Pezzotta concludes that, unlike his predecessors, Kubrick creates a cinema not only centered on the ontology of the medium, but on the staging of sublime, new experiences.

Gender, Power, and Identity in The Films of Stanley Kubrick

By Karen A. Ritzenhoff,Dijana Metlić,Jeremi Szaniawski
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1000772039
  • Total of Pages : 387
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This volume features a set of thought-provoking and long overdue approaches to situating Stanley Kubrick’s films in contemporary debates around gender, race, and age – with a focus on women’s representations. Offering new historical and critical perspectives on Kubrick’s cinema, the book asks how his work should be viewed bearing in mind issues of gender equality, sexual harassment, and abuse. The authors tackle issues such as Kubrick’s at times questionable relationships with his actresses and former wives, the dynamics of power, misogyny and miscegenation in his films, and auteur ‘apologism’, among others. The selection delineates these complex contours of Kubrick’s work by drawing on archival sources, engaging in close readings of specific films, and exploring Kubrick through unorthodox venture points. With an interdisciplinary scope and social justice-centered focus, this book offers new perspectives on a well-established area of study. It will appeal to scholars and upper-level students of film studies, media studies, gender studies, and visual culture, as well as to fans of the director interested in revisiting his work with a new perspective.

Fifty Classic British Films, 1932-1982

By Anthony Slide
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486148513
  • Total of Pages : 160
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Book Short Summary:

200 striking photographs, in-depth commentaries, plot synposes, contemporary reviews, and more — about 50 British classics from yesterday and today. Preface. Text. Alphabetical list of films. Bibliography.

Cinematic Political Thought

By Shapiro Michael Shapiro
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  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Book Code : 1474472516
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Motion pictures
  • Members : 525
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Book Short Summary:

This book has two aims: to offer a series of investigations into aspects of contemporary politics such as race, nation and gender; and to articulate a critical philosophical perspective with politically disposed treatments of contemporary cinema. What the author offers is a politics of critique, inspired by Kant, in which he attempts to show what it can mean to think the political. The interventions into aspects of contemporary political issues, as reflected in films including Hoop Dreams, Lonestar, Father of the Bride II , The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and To Live and Die in LA, are also influenced by Deleuze, Derrida, Foucault and Lyotard: theorists loosely regarded by the author as post-Kantian. This is a polemical work, aimed at encouraging critical, ethico-political thinking. Its breadth of theoretical scope and empirical reference, and the innovative style of presentation will make it vital reading for all those with an interest in the linking of culture and politics.

We'll Meet Again

By Kate McQuiston
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199331987
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 646
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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.

The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures: 25 Movies to Make You Film Literate

By Vincent LoBrutto
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440839190
  • Total of Pages : 286
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 232
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This volume can rightfully be called "a film school in a single book." Investigating and analyzing the elements and concepts of the creation of films, this book looks closely at 25 films that represent a wide range of styles and subjects • Examines films for both content and aesthetics, showing readers how to analyze film with a critical eye • Arms readers with an understanding of how films interact with other aspects of cinema and related disciplines and fields • Shows how filmmaking techniques are used to both tell stories and invoke reactions from viewers • Explains how great directors have revolutionized the art of filmmaking

Kubrick's Men

By Richard Rambuss
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  • Publisher : Fordham University Press
  • Book Code : 0823293890
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 901
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A provocative re-reading of Stanley Kubrick’s work and its focus on masculine desire The work of Stanley Kubrick amounts to a sustained reflection on the male condition: past, present, and future. The persistent theme of his filmmaking is less violence or sex than it is the pressurized exertion of masculinity in unusual or extreme circumstances, where it may be taxed or exaggerated to various effects, tragic and comic—or metamorphosed, distorted, and even undone. The stories that Kubrick’s movies tell range from global nuclear politics to the unpredictable sexual dynamics of a marriage; from a day in the life of a New York City prizefighter preparing for a nighttime bout to the evolution of humankind. These male melodramas center on sociality and asociality. They feature male doubles, pairs, and rivals. They explore the romance of men and their machines, and men as machines. They figure intensely conflicted forms of male sexual desire. And they are also very much about male manners, style, taste, and art. Examining the formal, thematic, and theoretical affiliations between Kubrick’s three bodies of work—his photographs, his documentaries, and his feature films—Kubrick’s Men offers new vantages on to the question of gender and sexuality, including the first extended treatment of homosexuality in Kubrick’s male-oriented work.

The Complete Kubrick

By David Hughes
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1448133211
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 639
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With just thirteen feature films in half a century, Stanley Kubrick established himself as one of the most accomplished directors in motion picture history. Kubrick created a landmark and a benchmark with every film; working in almost every genre imaginable, including film noir, war movie, SF, horror, period drama, historical epic, love story and satire - yet transcended traditional genre boundaries with every shot. Examining every feature film, from the early shorts through to classics such as Paths of Glory, Dr Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and finally, Eyes Wide Shut, The Complete Kubrick provides a unique insight into understanding the work of cinema's most enigmatic, iconoclastic and gifted auteur.

The Cinematic Political

By Michael J. Shapiro
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429947321
  • Total of Pages : 254
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 984
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In this book, Michael J. Shapiro stages a series of pedagogical encounters between political theory, represented as a compositional challenge, and cinematic texts, emphasizing how to achieve an effective research paper/essay by heeding the compositional strategies of films. The text’s distinctiveness is its focus on the intermediation between two textual genres. It is aimed at providing both a conceptual introduction to the politics of aesthetics and a guide to writing strategies. In its illustrations of encounters between political theory and cinema, the book’s critical edge is its emphasis on how to intervene in cinematic texts with innovative conceptual frames in ways that challenge dominant understandings of life worlds. The Cinematic Political is designed as a teaching resource that introduces students to the relationship between film form and political thinking. With diverse illustrative investigations, the book instructs students on how to watch films with an eye toward writing a research paper in which a film (or set of films) constitutes the textual vehicle for political theorizing.

A Companion to Steven Spielberg

By Nigel Morris
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118726812
  • Total of Pages : 536
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 859
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Book Short Summary:

A Companion to Steven Spielberg provides an authoritative collection of essays exploring the achievements and legacy of one of the most influential film directors of the modern era. Offers comprehensive coverage of Spielberg’s directorial output, from early works including Duel, The Sugarland Express, and Jaws, to recent films Explores Spielberg’s contribution to the development of visual effects and computer games, as well as the critical and popular reception of his films Topics include in-depth analyses of Spielberg’s themes, style, and filming techniques; commercial and cultural significance of the Spielberg ‘brand’ and his parallel career as a producer; and collaborative projects with artists and composers Brings together an international team of renowned scholars and emergent voices, balancing multiple perspectives and critical approaches Creates a timely and illuminating resource which acknowledges the ambiguity and complexity of Spielberg’s work, and reflects its increasing importance to film scholarship

War, the Army and Victorian Literature

By J. Peck
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230378803
  • Total of Pages : 218
  • Category : History
  • Members : 972
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A ground-breaking study of how literature both reflected and contributed to the eclipse and subsequent revival of militarism in the nineteenth century. Focusing on four major disputes in the Crimea, India, the Sudan, and South Africa as well as the role of the army in Britain, John Peck examines how Victorian writers responded to military issues. At the heart of the book is a dilemma that characterises the Victorian period: the impossibility of reconciling imperial aggression with liberal domestic values.

Kiss All the Girls

By Dennis J. Gordica
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1546215441
  • Total of Pages : 70
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 109
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Have you ever been in an automobile accident that unfolded in slow motion, from which you walked away shaking yet inwardly grateful that you were all right? This collection will do to your emotions what that confrontation did to your car.

Love and Death in Kubrick

By Patrick Webster
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786461918
  • Total of Pages : 334
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 594
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The films of Stanley Kubrick have left an indelible mark on the history of American cinema. This text explores the auteur’s legacy, specifically positioning his body of work within the context of cultural theory. A single chapter is devoted to each of Kubrick’s seven films: Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut. Particular attention is paid to the role of love and death in Kubrick’s films, emphasizing his innovative exploration of love and sex, and the portrayal of mortality via masculine violence.