The Stanley Kubrick Archives (25th Anniversary Special Edtn) (英語) ハードカバー – 2008/11/1
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This is the first book to explore Stanley Kubricks archives and the most comprehensive study of the filmmaker to date. In 1968, when Stanley Kubrick was asked to comment on the metaphysical significance of 2001: A Space Odyssey, he replied: "Its not a message I ever intended to convey in words. 2001 is a nonverbal experience . I tried to create a visual experience, one that bypasses verbalized pigeonholing and directly penetrates the subconscious with an emotional and philosophic content." The philosophy behind Part 1 of The Stanley Kubrick Archives borrows from this line of thinking: from the opening sequence of Killers Kiss to the final frames of Eyes Wide Shut, Kubricks complete films are presented chronologically and wordlessly via frame enlargements. A completely nonverbal experience.
The second part of the book brings to life the creative process of Kubricks filmmaking by presenting a remarkable collection of mostly unseen material from his archives, including photographs, props, posters, artwork, set designs, sketches, correspondence, documents, screenplays, drafts, notes, and shooting schedules.
Accompanying the visual material are essays by noted Kubrick scholars, articles written by and about Kubrick, and a selection of Kubricks best interviews.
"The Stanley Kubrick Archives showed up one morning in our offices, where my editor and I circled it like curious apes." - Time Out, New York"商品の説明をすべて表示する
The actual content is made up of pictures galore, vivid, dramatic stills from the works of Stanley Kubrick, spreading over the massive pages in all their glory. The first half of the tome is all visual snippets from each of the major works, laid out with impeccable taste. Then it starts over with essays about each of the movie's synopses, production details and critical reception. Really good, not just the superficial studio-approved hype that often appears in these things, but worthwhile information, like the best quality dvd commentary. Accompanying this are more incredible photos.
There's even coverage on that very early item, FEAR AND DESIRE, his 1953 allegorical war film/first feature, and several shorts he did in the very early fifties.. The stills are sparse for that particular title, but there's more info about it than has been available, probably since it was new. And since it was a prehistoric example of the independent film, there probably wasn't much coverage, then. Kubrick himself washed his hands of it an eon ago. And, I just saw this Golden Fleece-type rare item. last summer; he was probably very wise to ignore it. But, anyway, this book more than adequately covers it.
Also, there's a lot of biographical material with a lot of personal photos.
For Kubrick fans, this is nirvana, the best of the several books that try to encompass the director's appeal.
It is another gorgeous entry in the Taschen lineup, like their elegant MOVIES OF 20s, 30s - onto 90s volumes, and the wonderful series of ALL AMERICAN ADS for each decade from the teens to the 80s, and even the more modest, but still spectacular, directors series. All were originally very pricey, but are remaindered in a very short order because the audience for these things is not exactly huge. Most bookstores don't even stock them as remainders, let alone when they are new and full-priced.There is apparently a new jumbo book about Ingmar Bergman. The mind boggles what it'll look like.
This is the ultimate movie book. If you collect them, this is a must... and a half. Maybe three or four 'musts.'
a 70mm film cell with a variety of scenes from 2001 was included in the Taschen EU printing
Some are trying to sell them for $1000 (!)
glad I waited- the unexpected joys of remainders
When he passed on, it seemed as if yet one more pillar of a sane, CIVILIZED world went missing
if in a down mood, putting on DR STRANGELOVE usually sets things straight:
"My boys!-they must have surrendered-they let me down, Mandrake..." [as a dejected Ripper kicks a lampshade and sits down with his belt loaded semi- automatic machine gun-and as orders from the President to break into Rippers sealed off AF base are successful and become obvious]
"Not a bit of it! Im sure they all died thinking of you, Jack-every man jack-last one of them....uh....Jack...."
-[Col Lionel Mandrake HMRAF, to Gen Jack D Ripper USAF just a few minutes before the likely starting of WWIII]
Peter Sellers kept cracking up the film crew with his jokes and impressions to the point that that many scenes had to be shot over and over because the crew couldnt hold it in
If you look closely at the Russian Ambasador, Premier Kissov, as Sellers uncontrollable R arm keeps attempting a Nazi salute -and he keeps pummeling it back into submission- you will notice a smile where it appears the actor almost looses it-but held on
When George C Scott stumbles flat on the floor,(in the War Room) while walking backwards, Kubrick decided to leave this unplanned shot in the film-as it seemed in keeping for the character and the moment...