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The Cinema of Stanley Kubrick
by Norman Kagan
Paperback from Continuum

The Encyclopedia of Stanley Kubrick (Library of Great Filmmakers)
by Rodney Hill, Gene D. Phillips
(Paperback -- July )

Stanley Kubrick: Interviews (Conversations With Filmmakers Series)
by Stanley Kubrick, Gene D. Phillips
Paperback from Univ Pr of Mississippi (Trd)

Stanley Kubrick, Director: A Visual Analysis
by Alexander Walker, Ulrich Ruchti, Sybil Taylor
Paperback from W.W. Norton & Company

Stanley Kubrick
by Paul Duncan
Paperback from TASCHEN America Llc

Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange
by Stuart Y. McDougal, Horton Andrew
Paperback from Cambridge University Press

2001 A Space Odyssey
by Arthur C. Clarke, Stanley Kubrick
Paperback from New American Library

Stanley Kubrick : A Narrative and Stylistic Analysis Second Edition
by Mario Falsetto
Paperback from Praeger Publishers

Kubrick: Inside a Film Artist's Maze
by Thomas Allen Nelson
Paperback from Indiana University Press

Narrative and Stylistic Patterns in the Films of Stanley Kubrick 
by Luis M. GarcĂ­a Mainar
Paperback from Camden House


Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures
by Christiane Kubrick
Hardcover from Bulfinch
Eyes Wide Open : A Memoir of Stanley Kubrick
by Frederic Raphael
Hurriedly published to coincide with the July 1999 release of Stanley Kubrick's final film, Eyes Wide Shut, this slim, rather obviously titled volume by the film's distinguished screenwriter offers considerably less than its cover copy leads you to expect. But for avid followers of Kubrick's career, even a cursory glimpse of the late director's lifestyle and creative methods will prove to be fascinating. And while Frederic Raphael instantly drew criticism and controversy from Kubrick's family and friends for describing Kubrick as "the sedentary wandering Jew, rootlessly rooted within his own defenses," this and other remarks must be considered in context. Eyes Wide Open must ultimately be seen to reflect Raphael's conflicting emotions about a filmmaker he clearly admires and respects, even if their collaboration resulted in equal parts elation, exasperation, and hard-won rewards.
Using notebook entries, vivid recollection, and re-created scenes in screenplay format, Raphael paints a portrait as revealing of himself (if not more so) than of Kubrick, and neither man comes across without blemish. Simultaneously self-indulgent, frustrating, and fascinating in its attempt to probe Kubrick's closely guarded psyche (a mission Raphael ultimately fails to accomplish), the book finally reveals--in fragments of sensitive insight--that Kubrick's reputation as a reclusive genius did in fact hide a very complex, intensely intelligent, and surprisingly human being. In one passage Raphael observes that "Stanley was so determined to be aloof and unfeeling that my heart went out to him. Somewhere along the line he was still the kid in the playground who had been no one's first choice to play with." Whether such observations are an accurate representation of Kubrick's personality is beside the point; that Raphael made the observation speaks volumes of both men, and this book is filled with similar revelations.

In addition to offering a privileged look at Kubrick's collaborative process, the book also reveals elusive details about Kubrick the man--pet lover, intellectual challenger, gracious host--and the result is a warmer image of him than that afforded by decades of distant speculation by journalists too willing to perpetuate the "myth" of Kubrick as omnipotent genius. If Raphael's book invites criticism and charges of blatant opportunism (with Kubrick unable to defend himself), it also provides a rare and often fascinating look at an artist who constantly eluded the gaze of outsiders. Raphael takes us inside Kubrick's gated domain, and we're grateful for the visit. If the truth resides somewhere between the protest of Kubrick's family and the insights presented here, we can at least use this book as a guide through previously uncharted territory. --Jeff Shannon -
Paperback: 190 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.50 x 8.50 x 5.50 
Publisher: Ballantine Books; (June 22, ) 
ASIN: 0345437764 
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