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Stanley Kubrick, Director: A Visual Analysis

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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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Rumi
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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Ryan Splenda
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
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Joe  Noir
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
Olivia
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
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.
Bryn Young-roberts
Not too bad, but does too much arse-licking.
Rodrigo Jimenez
Great insight into the mind of a genius.
Vasanth
Must for all Kubrick Fans !!!
Ian Robinson
good photos, but light on depth.
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