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by Gilbert Adair,Martin Scorsese,Robert Bononno,Michel Ciment

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Author: Gilbert Adair,Martin Scorsese,Robert Bononno,Michel Ciment
ISBN: 0571211089
ISBN13: 978-0571211081
Language: English
Publisher: Faber & Faber (September 18, 2003)
Pages: 352
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Through it we get a glimpse into a working method that was unique in the cinema. It is a fascinating blend of interviews and analysis. As the leading French film critic, and a member of Kubrick's small circle of confidants, Michel Ciment brings a special insight to this invaluable study of the great director. Michel Ciment has given us a gift, a thorough and intense examination of the work of Stanley Kubrick.

Through it we get a glimpse into a working method that was unique in the cinema.

Author(s): Michel Ciment, Martin Scorsese. Author(s): Gilbert Adair (Translator). ISBN: 0030639492 (ISBN13: 9780030639494). ISBN: 0571211089 (ISBN13: 9780571211081).

But from his first feature film, Fear and Desire, to the posthumously released Eyes Wide Shut, Kubrick created an accomplished body of work unique in its scope, diversity, and artistry, and by turns both lauded and controversial.

Book Description With a new Introduction by Martin Scorsese. If Stanley Kubrick had made only 2001: A Space Odyssey or Dr. Strangelove, his cinematic legacy would have been assured.

With a new Introduction by Martin Scorsese. Meshed with masterful integrity, the book's text and illustrations pay homage to one of the most visionary, original, and demanding filmmakers of our time.

Find nearly any book by Martin Scorsese. by Michel Ciment, Gilbert Adair, Martin Scorsese. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. ISBN 9780571211081 (978-0-571-21108-1) Softcover, Faber & Faber, 2003. A Personal Journey Through American Movies.

Written by. Martin Scorsese. Favourite Film Books (25 items) list by Kenji. Manufacturer: Faber & Faber Release date: 18 September 2003 ISBN-10 : 0571211089 ISBN-13: 9780571211081.

Kubrick by Gilbert Adair - book cover, description, publication history

Kubrick by Gilbert Adair - book cover, description, publication history. 146 full-color photos. Similar books by other authors. Kubrick Michael Herr. Stanley Kubrick John Baxter. Used availability for Gilbert Adair's Kubrick. September 2001 : UK Hardback.

With a new Introduction by Martin Scorsese.If Stanley Kubrick had made only 2001: A Space Odyssey or Dr. Strangelove, his cinematic legacy would have been assured. But from his first feature film, Fear and Desire, to the posthumously released Eyes Wide Shut, Kubrick created an accomplished body of work unique in its scope, diversity, and artistry, and by turns both lauded and controversial.In this newly revised and definitive edition of his now classic study, film critic Michel Ciment provides an insightful examination of Kubrick's thirteen films--including such favorites as Lolita, A Clockwork Orange, and Full Metal Jacket--alongside an assemblage of more than four hundred photographs that form a complementary photo essay. Rounding out this unique work are a short biography of Kubrick; interviews with the director, as well as cast and crew members, including Malcolm McDowell, Shelley Duvall, and Jack Nicholson; and a detailed filmography and bibliography. Meshed with masterful integrity, the book's text and illustrations pay homage to one of the most visionary, original, and demanding filmmakers of our time.
Comments to eBook Kubrick: The Definitive Edition
Zololmaran
I am glad Mr. Ciment waited until Kubrick's oeuvre was completed before updating what is, indeed, the very last word on this very unique artist's films. Everything is here from the first edition which was out-of-print for quite awhile plus the films that were made after. With Stanley Kubrick's death we now have the very best study of the themes, techniques and recurring visions of a very singular artist. Anyone who wants to understand the evolution of Stanley Kubrick can disregard all the other flawed books out there and put this one on the shelf as a keeper. With detailed analysis and tons of pictures, any serious fan of his films will appreciate this as only the subtitle says it is - the definitive edition.
Cobyno
I know it's been said before, though never with this sense of urgency: this book is a MUST HAVE for anyone into Kubrick's work, anyone with a passion for film-making or simply anyone looking for a great book on art & film. Profusely illustrated with rarely seen images and written in a style that goes from the intimate to the most general aspects of Kubrick's life, going through this book will make you feel like an acquaintance of the great master witnessing a friendly discussion on set. A must have indeed.
Soustil
Now I own this book. 5,6 years ago, I bought this at second hand book store. So book I have is second handed one, and Japanese special edition. As other reviewers say, it's very very great pity that this book is out of print now. I think some publisher had better make new edition title, added to a visualy wondeful film-Eyes Wide Shut!! If you have found it at bookstore and you are a Kubrician, you must take it, buy it, bring it your home, and enjoy these so many precious fotos or very important his interviews in this book. I have various books about Kubrick, but this Michel Ciment's Kubrick is the best book in published ones ever I think. Do your best for finding one!! All your efforts for this book would not be wasted, EVER!
Samugor
One of the most interesting books I have read on Kubrick.Plenty of set photos. A great addition to any Kubrick library.
Keramar
A little disappointing for such an expensive book.
Tejar
With Stanley Kubrick dead and his final film released, Michael Ciment had the opportunity to update his biography/analysis of the great director's career. Rather than rewrite the entire book, he's decided to update it with new interviews and an additional chapter or two on Eyes Wide Shut. (The previous edition was updated to include Full Metal Jacket.) He's also added a lot more photographs --- stills from the films and images of Kubrick at work. The photos of Kubrick working on EWS are particularly interesting.
Early in the book, after a short biographical chapter, Ciment goes through a list of common motifs in Kubrick's films. These include the use of masks, actors in dual roles, character playing games such as chess and cards within the film, circular set design, and a close shot of a main character's eye. Because this section was not updated to include Full Metal Jacket or Eyes Wide Shut, you can decide for yourself if these motifs were carried on in the those two films. (In my opinion, many of the motifs are not found in his last two films.)
This is followed by an essay on 'Kubrick and the Fantastic,' a dull and pretentious piece that doesn't add much. It leads to the best part of the book, the second half, in which Kubrick and his collaborators are interviewed. Kubrick responds to questions with answers that are full of information, but he's evasive when he describes his own films. Later on, the author explains why: Kubrick felt his movies should be self-explanatory (after multiple viewings) and didn't like the "What's this movie about?" question.
The interviews with actors, set designers, co-writers, and costume designers are very good. Everyone has the same reaction: Kubrick exasperated them as he demanded their best work . . . but they wouldn't trade that experience for anything in the world. It's a testament to Kubrick that he choose people who were not petty. (The only sour note is Frederick Raphael, the co-screenwriter for Eyes Wide Shut. He seems smart, but not in Kubrick's league.)
If you're a casual Kubrick fan, this book is a worthwhile introduction. The photos are very good and, as an overview, it's excellent. It is, however, pretentious at times in the analysis of the films. For the hardcore Kubrick fan who has read (or is planning to read) everything on the director, this book ranks third or fourth. Read Baxter's and Herr's books first.
Cerana
I have an earlier version of this book. It's no matter. Such is the wonderful thing about scholarship, that in pouring over an over-examined subject, the analysis of a nimble mind can leave one in awestruck appreciation; at what the author has been able to get at. Though perhaps less than 5 pages, the essay here on 2001 is as smart and generous as any essay ever written about the film. And the wondrous thing about it, is that any two sentences of this essay could yield other entire essays. I recommend reading it once quickly, then going back to ponder it slowly.

I am here to repay Ciment's short excellent essay on 2001 with a rave. For the record I am not a Kubrick fanboy, and find several of his works to be sub-par, but he was an unusually thoughtful man; and that is quite rare.
This book has been held in high regard ever since it first appeared. Earlier editions were becoming collectible and were always disappearing from libraries.
I guess it was safe for a reappearance following the passing of Stanley Kubrick and the completion of his body of work. The book has been reworked beautifully, including all of the amazing color photos, essays, and interviews from before plus some new additions, namely chapters on Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut chapters. There are additional interviews with various collaborators.
In short, in the wake of Kubrick books that sprouted up following the director's death in 1999, Ciment's Kubrick ranks right at the top. It's a gorgeous volume, and the interviews (done by Ciment following Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, and The Shining) are some of the most enlightening words from the director.
Highly recommended for the Kubrick fan and the film buff. Also recommended is Thomas Allen Nelson's Kubrick: Inside a Film Artist's Maze.
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