Narrative and Stylistic Patterns in the Films of Stanley Kubrick

June 1999
2 black and white illustrations
267 pages
9x6 in
European Studies in North American Literature and Culture
ISBN: 9781571132659
Format: Paperback
Camden House

Narrative and Stylistic Patterns in the Films of Stanley Kubrick

Luis M. García Mainar

A critical study of the films of Stanley Kubrick, one of the great directors of the century.
García Mainar's critical study of the films of the late Stanley Kubrick includes analysis of all but his last work, Eyes Wide Shut, and offers both a formal analysis of the films based on style and narrative pattern, and a theoretical, postmodernist approach to ideas presented in the films. García Mainar is particularly concerned with analyzing the relevance of spectacle in Kubrick's films, seeing it as a disruptive mechanism that can call into question the value and necessity of communication. He identifies different kinds of spectacle in the films, and proceeds to a detailed examination of these different forms in 2001 A Space Odyssey, Barry Lyndon, and Full Metal Jacket.

Luis M. García Mainar teaches English at the University of Zaragoza, Spain.

Table of Contents

Modifications of Accounts of Film as Narrative, Motivated by the Previous Analysis of Poetics
2001: A Space Odyssey(1968); or, A Journey toward Ambiguity
Barry Lyndon(1975); or, The Comnfort of Tradition
Full Metal Jacket(1987): One Possible Answer

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