Kubrick

Kubrick

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Baker & Taylor
A screenwriter and author of Dispatches provides a firsthand portrait of his friend and colleague, Stanley Kubrick, describing the life and career of the legendary director, dispelling myths about him, and reflecting on his seminal influence on the world of filmmaking.

Blackwell North Amer
In Kubrick, author and screenwriter Michael Herr gives a personal look at the allegedly reclusive, compulsively brilliant director. He also recounts the evolution of their unique friendship, from their first meeting at a screening for The Shining in 1980, to their collaboration on the screenplay for Full Metal Jacket, through years of marathon phone conversations on topics ranging from film and technology the philosophy and literature - the last of which occurred just days before the director's death.

Baker
& Taylor

The author provides a firsthand portrait of his friend and colleague, Stanley Kubrick, describing the life and career of the legendary director, dispelling myths about him, and reflecting on his influence on the world of filmmaking

Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2000
ISBN: 9780802116703
0802116701
Branch Call Number: 791.4302 KUBRI HERR

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john_pluto
Nov 20, 2013

A good read from someone who was close to Stanley. Most of the book seems to be an attempt to defend Stanley and his character from the critics, but, at other times, he recollects intimate moments he and Stanley had. These memories are what make the book worthwhile, because you get to see a side to him that is rarely revealed to the public. At the end of the book, the author discusses Eyes Wide Shut, but appears to have misunderstood the film, going so far as to say that it has a happy ending. Regardless, the book will be fulfilling to anyone interested in seeing a more personable side of the great director.

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willy99
Jul 10, 2012

unreadable.
Not sure how this author got someone to publish this crap. I'm sure Stanley Kubrick's life is interesting but Herr can't tell you that because he does not know how to write so it can be understood.

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