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Stanley KubrickAdapting the Sublime$
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Elisa Pezzotta

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781617038938

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617038938.001.0001

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Plot Construction

Plot Construction

Ellipses and Enigmas of Unrelated Scenes

(p.34) Chapter Two Plot Construction
Stanley Kubrick

Elisa Pezzotta

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter examines the plots of Kubrick’s films. It argues that at a more superficial level, the plots are often full of ellipses and mysteries that remain unsolved and which cannot be explained through a causal logic. At a deeper level, the features of classical Hollywood narrative are implicitly undermined and sacrificed in the name of the auteur’s style.

Keywords:   plots, film adaptations, filmmakers, filmmaking

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