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Stanley Kubrick: American Filmmaker

Category: Book
By (author): Mikics, David
Series: Jewish Lives
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Religious
  PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General
  PERFORMING ARTS / Individual Director (see also BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / En
Publisher: Yale University Press
Published: August 2020
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 248
Size: 8.25in x 5.75in x 0.87in
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From The Publisher*An engrossing biography of one of the most influential filmmakers in cinematic history

Kubrick grew up in the Bronx, a doctor's son. From a young age he was consumed by photography, chess, and, above all else, movies. He was a self‑taught filmmaker and self‑proclaimed outsider, and his films exist in a unique world of their own outside the Hollywood mainstream. Kubrick's Jewishness played a crucial role in his idea of himself as an outsider. Obsessed with rebellion against authority, war, and male violence, Kubrick was himself a calm, coolly masterful creator and a talkative, ever‑curious polymath immersed in friends and family.
 
Drawing on interviews and new archival material, Mikics for the first time explores the personal side of Kubrick's films.
From The Publisher*An engrossing biography of one of the most influential filmmakers in cinematic history
Review Quote*"Kubrick fans will enjoy this brisk but thorough biography of a consummate filmmaker."-Publishers Weekly
"A joy to read…elegant and penetrating as both biography and film criticism. Mikics offers such persuasive arguments for the individual movies that I found myself continually rethinking them."-Molly Haskell, author of Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films
Biographical NoteDavid Mikics is Moores Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Houston, as well as a columnist for Tablet magazine. His most recent books are Bellow's People and Slow Reading in a Hurried Age.