This is the first cage-top book to explore Stanley Kubrick's archives and the most comprehensive study of the filmmaker to date.
When Stanley Kubrick was asked in 1968 to comment on the metaphysical meaning of 2001: A Space Odyssey, he replied, "It's not a message I ever wanted to convey in words. 2001 is a nonverbal experience.... I was trying to create a visual experience, one that bypasses verbal boxes and directly enters the subconscious with emotional and philosophical content." The philosophy behind Volume 1 of The Stanley Kubrick Archives is based on this line of thinking: from the opening sequence of Killer's Kiss to the final frames of Eyes Wide Shut, Kubrick's entire films are presented chronologically and wordlessly via frame enlargements. A completely non-verbal experience.
The second part of the book brings to life the creative process of Kubrick's filmmaking by presenting a remarkable collection of mostly unseen material from his archives, including photographs, props, posters, artwork, set designs, sketches, correspondence, documents, scripts, concepts, notes and shooting schedules.
The footage is accompanied by essays by noted Kubrick scholars, articles written by and about Kubrick and a selection of Kubrick's best interviews.
Title: The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Size: 327 x 245 mm
Size: 544 pages