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Description - Kubrick, New and Expanded Edition by Thomas Allen Nelson

This expanded edition of Thomas Nelson's trenchant study of a master of film includes new chapters on "Full Metal Jacket" and "Eyes Wide Shut". In the wake of the director's death, Nelson reconsiders his body of work as a whole. By placing Kubrick in an historical and theoretical context, this study is a reliable guide into - and out of - Stanely Kubrick's cinematic maze. Stanely Kubrick ranks among the most important American film makers of his generation, but his work is often misunderstood because it is widely diverse in subject matter and seems to lack thematic and tonal consistency. Thomas Nelson's perceptive and comprehensive study of Kubrick rescues him from the hostility of autherist critics and discovers the roots of a Kubrickian aesthetic, which Nelson defines as the aesthetics of contingency. After analyzing how this aesthetic develops and manifests itself in the early works, Nelson devotes individual chapters to "Lolita", "Dr. Strangelove", "2001 - A Space Odyssey", "A Clockwork Orange", "Barry Lyndon", and "The Shining". For this expanded edition, Nelson has added chapters on "Full Metal Jacket" and "Eyes Wide Shut".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780253213907
ISBN-10: 0253213908
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 23mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Thomas Allen Nelson

Thomas Allen Nelson is Professor of English at San Diego State University and author of Shakespeare's Comic Theory.