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The Wolf at the Door: Stanley Kubrick, History, & the Holocaust
The Wolf at the Door explores the remarkable formal and substantive patterns of cinematic discourse on Germany and the Holocaust in Stanley Kubrick's films. It is the first book on Kubrick to place his cinema into the full context of his life and times - his Jewish past, early years spent under the shadows of fascism and war, and his 1957 marriage into a German family of a ...more
Paperback, 338 pages
Published September 28th 2004 by Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
(first published August 2nd 2004)
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Professore di storia allo Albion College del Michigan, Cocks cerca di dimostrare come il dramma dell'Olocausto sia al centro della poetica kubrickiana e tenta di individuare riferimenti alla più grande tragedia del '900 in tutti i suoi film. L'enorme mole di ricerca, che comprende gli archivi cinematografici americani, innumerevoli film e libri sul tema dell'Olocausto, affiancata a conversazioni condotte con i familiari e i collaboratori di Kubrick, risulta tuttavia separata dalla tesi fondante ...more
Thoroughly enjoyable read with some interesting theories (although toward the last chapter he does get quite desperate and begins clutching at straws). The only downside is that he gets into too much detail about OTHER PEOPLES FILMS and just whimpers out at the end of the book without drawing any decent conclusions.