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Stanley Kubrick, Director: A Visual Analysis

3.71  ·  Rating Details  ·  178 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
This new edition, revised and expanded to discuss all of Kubrick's films—including Eyes Wide Shut—again received the approval of the reclusive director, who before his death allowed the use of illustrations taken directly from his films' frames. The result is a frame-by-frame examination of the inimitable style that infuses every Kubrick movie, from the pitch-perfect hilar ...more
Paperback, Revised edition, 384 pages
Published September 17th 2000 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published 1971)
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May 18, 2011 Rumi rated it liked it
I haven't watched all of Kubrick's movies enough times to appreciate them, so I only read the introduction, epilogue and the chapters about:
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
A Clockwork Orange
The Shining
Eyes Wide Shut

I'm very glad I came across this book! Having it on me for short term loan from the library in the midst of my exam period, it gave me many hours of pleasurable plunging into stories I know and love, and the way they are told, while rewatching beaut
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Jan 15, 2016 Filippo Ulivieri rated it liked it
Shelves: stanley-kubrick
Riedizione ampliata e aggiornata del volume Stanley Kubrick Directs del 1972. Il primo saggio critico su Kubrick scritto con l'approvazione del regista, grazie all'amicizia decennale col giornalista Alexander Walker. Il volume presenta un'analisi puntuale dei film Orizzonti di Gloria, Il Dr. Stranamore, 2001: Odissea nello Spazio, Arancia Meccanica, Barry Lyndon, Shining, Full Metal Jacket e Eyes Wide Shut, supportata da moltissimi fotogrammi riprodotti in b/n. Con un'intervista dello stesso aut ...more
Ryan Splenda
Apr 23, 2013 Ryan Splenda rated it it was amazing
Ulrich Ruchti provides a wonderful visual analysis of ALL of Stanley Kubrick's films. What I like most about this book is the fact that Ruchti definitely supplies intense film criticism for each film, but does not lose himself in highfalutin and bombastic academic prose that many film critics tend to do.

Ruchti also provides many stills from Kubrick's movies to aid in the analyses that are made throughout the book. One of the highlights is the section devoted to Kubrick's use of color in his film
Joe  Noir
Feb 20, 2013 Joe Noir rated it did not like it
For a film book that calls itself a "visual analysis" this volume has the worst image reproductions of any film book I've ever seen. Most of them are black and white, and so poorly reproduced they make every film look like "Battleship Potemkin". There are only eight pages of color images, but the color is washed out and looks sun faded. Only "2001", "Barry Lyndon", and "Eyes Wide Shut" are represented in the "color" section. Seriously, it looks as if they ran the videos and took photos of the te ...more
Aug 28, 2012 Olivia rated it it was amazing
Having seen all of Kubrick's works (except for "Fear and Desire", of course), I find pleasure in reading the analysis and stories behind each film of his. The next time I see Kubrick's films again (which I definitely will), I would have different perspectives towards them.
Ned Bajic
Nov 30, 2013 Ned Bajic rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Though the book has only a sprinkling of Kubrick quotes and covers his work up to A Clockwork Orange, this is still essential reading for the fans.
به نظرم چسباندن چند مطلب انگليسي آمد كه قبلا خوانده بودم ولي به هيچ كدام استناد نكرده !!!
Bryn Young-roberts
Not too bad, but does too much arse-licking.
Rodrigo Jimenez
Feb 27, 2013 Rodrigo Jimenez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great insight into the mind of a genius.
Jun 20, 2012 Vasanth rated it really liked it
Must for all Kubrick Fans !!!
Ian Robinson
May 21, 2008 Ian Robinson rated it liked it
Shelves: cinema
good photos, but light on depth.
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Alexander Walker was a film critic and author of a number of biographies and books on the film industry.
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