Stanley Kubrick by David Mikics audiobook

Stanley Kubrick: American Filmmaker

By David Mikics
Read by Steven Jay Cohen

Tantor Audio 9780300224405

The Jewish Lives Series

7.64 Hours 1
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Stanley Kubrick revolutionized Hollywood with movies like Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and A Clockwork Orange, and electrified audiences with The Shining and Full Metal Jacket. David Mikics takes listeners on a deep dive into Kubrick's life and work, illustrating his intense commitment to each of his films. Kubrick grew up in the Bronx, a doctor's son. From a young age he was consumed by photography, chess, and, above all else, movies. He was a self-taught filmmaker and self-proclaimed outsider, and his films exist in a unique world of their own outside the Hollywood mainstream. Kubrick's Jewishness played a crucial role in his idea of himself as outsider. Obsessed with rebellion against authority, war, and male violence, Kubrick was himself a calm, coolly masterful creator and a talkative, ever-curious polymath immersed in friends and family. Drawing on interviews and new archival material, Mikics for the first time explores the personal side of Kubrick's films.

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A New York Times Pick of the Week

Stanley Kubrick revolutionized Hollywood with movies like Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and A Clockwork Orange, and electrified audiences with The Shining and Full Metal Jacket. David Mikics takes listeners on a deep dive into Kubrick's life and work, illustrating his intense commitment to each of his films.

Kubrick grew up in the Bronx, a doctor's son. From a young age he was consumed by photography, chess, and, above all else, movies. He was a self-taught filmmaker and self-proclaimed outsider, and his films exist in a unique world of their own outside the Hollywood mainstream. Kubrick's Jewishness played a crucial role in his idea of himself as outsider. Obsessed with rebellion against authority, war, and male violence, Kubrick was himself a calm, coolly masterful creator and a talkative, ever-curious polymath immersed in friends and family.

Drawing on interviews and new archival material, Mikics for the first time explores the personal side of Kubrick's films.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Mikics’s focused, fast-paced examination of film director Stanley Kubrick’s life and career is highly entertaining. Steven Jay Cohen’s direct and sensitive performance makes Kubrick more approachable and human…This is a worthwhile listening experience.” AudioFile
“A joy to read…elegant and penetrating as both biography and film criticism. Mikics offers such persuasive arguments for the individual movies that I found myself continually rethinking them.” Molly Haskell, author of Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films
“Kubrick fans will enjoy this brisk but thorough biography of a consummate filmmaker.” Publishers Weekly
“A cool, cerebral book about a cool, cerebral talent…A brisk study of his films, with enough of the life tucked in to add context as well as brightness and bite.” New York Times

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Author Bio: David Mikics

Author Bio: David Mikics

David Mikics is Moores Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Houston, as well as a columnist for Tablet magazine. His books include Stanley Kubrick: American Filmmaker, Bellow’s People, and Slow Reading in a Hurried Age.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 7.64
Audience: Adult
Language: English