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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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Dreamy Worlds

Dreamy Worlds

(p.115) Chapter Five Dreamy Worlds
Stanley Kubrick

Elisa Pezzotta

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter examines the dreamy atmospheres in Kubrick’s films. Music, dialogue, and voice-over emphasize the characters’ passivity, which is one of the features that help to create the dreamy atmosphere enveloping A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, and Eyes Wide Shut. Kubrick’s protagonists are often passive wanderers in their diegetic worlds. They remain entrapped in a dreamy world, governed by the director’s aesthetic rules, in which the extradiegetic world is often cited.

Keywords:   filmmaking, filmmakers, dreamy atmosphere, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, Shining, Eyes Wide Shut, film directors, passivity

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