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The Kubrick facade : faces and voices in the films of Stanley Kubrick

Author: Jason Sperb
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In The Kubrick Facade, Jason Sperb examines the narrative ambiguity of the director's films - from the voice-over narration in early works to the blank faces of characters in later ones. In doing so, Sperb shows how both devices struggle to make sense of the chaos and sterility of the cinematic surface. All thirteen of Kubrick's feature-length films are discussed in chronological order, from the little-seen and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sperb, Jason, 1978-
Kubrick facade.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607855947
Named Person: Stanley Kubrick; Stanley Kubrick; Stanley Kubrick; Stanley Kubrick; Stanley Kubrick; Stanley Kubrick; Stanley Kubrick
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Sperb
ISBN: 081085855X 9780810858558
OCLC Number: 64510960
Description: x, 187 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
1. Introduction : experiencing faces and voices --
2. We're all islands : seeing and hearing the country of the mind in Fear and desire --
3. Taking life too seriously : imposing narrative authority from Killer's kiss to Lolita --
4. He'll see the big board : narration and the magic of words in Dr. Strangelove --
5. I can feel it : sounds, intensities, and subjectivities in 2001 --
6. A Kubrickian look : narrating in a voiceless voice-over --
7. Their eyes were wide shut : Bill Harford as failed narrator --
8. Conclusion : sensing Stanley Kubrick --
Filmography --
Selected bibliography --
Index --
About the author.
Responsibility: Jason Sperb.

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"In The Kubrick Facade, Jason Sperb examines the narrative ambiguity of the director's films - from the voice-over narration in early works to the blank faces of characters in later ones. In doing so, Sperb shows how both devices struggle to make sense of the chaos and sterility of the cinematic surface. All thirteen of Kubrick's feature-length films are discussed in chronological order, from the little-seen and long-neglected Fear and Desire to the posthumous release of Eyes Wide Shut."--Jacket.
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