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Stanley Kubrick: Adapting the Sublime

Elisa Pezzotta

Abstract

Although Stanley Kubrick adapted novels and short stories, his films deviate in notable ways from the source material. In particular, since 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), they seem to definitively exploit all cinematic techniques, embodying a compelling visual and aural experience. But, as the author of this book contends, it is for these reasons that Kubrick’s cinema becomes the supreme embodiment of the sublime, fruitful encounter between the two arts and, simultaneously, of their independence. Kubrick’s last six adaptations—2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange (1971), Barry Lyndon (1975 ... More

Keywords: Space Odyssey, cinematic techniques, Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, Full Metal Jacket, Eyes Wide Shut, stylistic patterns, history of cinema, cinematic adaptations, scientific reasoning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781617038938
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617038938.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elisa Pezzotta, author