One of the most esteemed filmmakers of all time, Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) was also one of the most enigmatic. He broke into the film scene at the age of 26 with the ambitious, independently produced Killer’s Kiss and within a few years was working with the likes of Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, and Peter Sellers on seminal movies such as Lolita and Spartacus. Having gained the support of actors, producers, and movie studios with his early efforts, Kubrick garnered the creative control he needed to produce uncompromising masterpieces such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Clockwork Orange, and Barry Lyndon. Polishing off 1999’s Eyes Wide Shut just before his untimely death, Stanley Kubrick left behind a puzzling and positively brilliant body of work.
"Fans of this masterful filmmaker will feast on the delicious details, archival film stills and rare behind-the-scenes photos in this handsome, bargain-priced coffee-table collection. And even casual browsers will come away with a new appreciation for Stanley Kubrick, whose meticulous perfectionism created Spartacus, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining and Dr. Strangelove, among other masterpieces."