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Stanley Kubrick

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One of the most esteemed filmmakers of all time, Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) was also one of the most enigmatic. He broke into the film scene at the age of 26 with the ambitious, independently produced Killer's Kiss and within a few years was working with the likes of Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, and Peter Sellers on such seminal films as Lolita and Spartacus. Having ga ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 1st 2003 by Taschen (first published 1999)
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Jun 26, 2011 David rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Taschen (the book publisher) really turns it out—I mean balls-to-the-wall and full-tilt boogie—their books are astonishing, comparable in fact to the works of art they often celebrate. But there are also the lesser Taschen efforts, which are usually quite ordinary and (in the case of Paul Duncan's Stanley Kubrick) more like glorified theater programs for an artist's career. You know... typical promotional bullshit—a 'collector's item'—an advertising phrase that implicitly accuses you of bei ...more
Dec 20, 2016 Nuska rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Magnífica biografía de uno de mis directores de cine preferidos, con análisis de sus películas, su modo de acercarse, progresar y destacar en el séptimo arte y anécdotas de rodaje que consiguen que su lectura sea muy amena. Además he descubierto cómo afectó la "caza de brujas" a las películas de Kubrick, ya que Dalton Trumbo fue uno de sus guionistas en Espartaco, sin acreditar y cobrando honorarios inferiores a los habituales por ser sospechoso de comunismo, eso sí. Puede que me replantee algun ...more
Jun 08, 2010 Lana rated it liked it
To be honest, the more I learn about him the less I like him. I think what I don't like is that I can't figure him out. He confuses me.... I guess I do like him more as I learn more about him. Like how he always had a house full of cats and dogs, and when they were doing film editing he would bring his cats in to make up for time lost during the shoot. And he was already a respected photographer before he even graduated from high school. He was purposely a private person so that his creative pro ...more
Dec 20, 2015 Carlos rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Es adecuado, tal vez mejor indicado para quienes quisieran conocer la filmografía de Stanley Kubrick que para los fanáticos del director.

El libro tiene el mínimo de análisis y de trivia respecto del desarrollo de la carrera del director y las producciones que dirigió. No es, después de todo, una biografía. Lo que sí van a encontrar es un set de fotografías de buena calidad, ideal para recordar cintas en los momentos en que no se puede acudir a su fuente: las películas.
Filippo Ulivieri
Jan 26, 2016 Filippo Ulivieri rated it it was ok
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Un agile testo, purtroppo non privo di inesattezze e refusi, che ripercorre la vita e la carriera di Kubrick, prezioso soprattutto per le numerose foto, stampate con la consueta cura dalla Taschen, molte delle quali inedite. Particolarmente interessanti le foto a colori dai set di Orizzonti di Gloria e Lolita.
Philip Marcil
Oct 10, 2014 Philip Marcil rated it liked it
Je suis un tres grand fan de Stanley Kubrick. Le point fort du livre sont le tres grand nombre de photos des films et tournage des oeuvres de Kubrick. Le point faible est qu'on apprends des choses sur l'homme mais trop peu. Plus d'info aurait du paraitre sur ses methodes de travail sur sa vie familiale.
Nov 30, 2011 Jim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully designed overview of Kubrick's career as one of the world's most iconoclastic and capable directors. It's not deep in its assessments, and it's got a few typos and other goofs. But it's a fine basic text and the photos included are generally first rate.
Nov 04, 2011 Kit rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Great pictures, but the text is kind of simple minded - reads like summaries of others' more thoughtful work, prone to grand generalization. Also insists Eyes Wide Shut is Kubrick's most "emotionally mature" work : bullspit.
Good read on Stanley Kubrick. Doesn't really go in depth as I would've liked it to, but nonetheless a very good read for a Kubrick fan, or just a fan of overall film.
Alex Rocha
May 26, 2016 Alex Rocha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Apesar de estar em português lusitano, o livro é impecável. A vida de um dos maiores cineastas de todos os tempos é contada sob a ótica de seus filmes.
Mark Schomburg
Jun 10, 2012 Mark Schomburg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Beautifully laid out photography along with just about everything I wanted to know about Kubrick without any added nonsense.
Richard Jensen
Oct 09, 2012 Richard Jensen rated it really liked it
An okay book with some terrific pictures. Not for the hardcore Kubrick fan but for the beginners just starting to dip their toes into his work.
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Aug 22, 2016 Ahmed Xahabi rated it it was amazing
A very, very beautiful illustrated book about a very beautiful man,with an,incredible vision that changed cinematography forever
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