Stanley Kubrick: A Biography

By John Baxter

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The such a lot whole account but of 1 of the main unique and stimulating film-makers of the post-war years: Paths of Glory, Dr Strangelove, Lolita, 2001: an area Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Barry Lindon, complete steel Jacket ... A biography of this pre-eminent cultural determine is lengthy past due. Few film-makers have controlled to keep up their mystique over 40 years; Kubrick succeeded by way of getting ready his motion pictures for years, in order that every one distilled the essence of the zeitgeist. To the new release of the Fifties, he was once one of many few administrators to accomplish, with Paths of Glory, the glory and stature of the ecu cinema in an American movie. To Sixties audiences, he's the fellow who made either Dr Strangelove, the final word anti-war motion picture, and the counter-culture vintage 2001: an area Odyssey. within the Seventies he created that archetypal hymn to city violence, A Clockwork Orange. within the Nineteen Eighties, he positioned Stephen King on reveal within the Shining. In continental Europe specifically, Kubrick is thought of as one of many handful of serious dwelling film-makers. Born within the Bronx in 1928 of significant ecu inventory, Kubrick nonetheless lives in moody seclusion in Borehamwood, the place he got a home quickly after relocating to the united kingdom in 1961.

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