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The Stanley Kubrick Archives

Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 2.76 lb, 864 pages
US$ 20
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From the opening sequence of Killer’s Kiss to the final frames of Eyes Wide Shut, this dazzling collection includes some of Kubrick’s most unforgettable shots and revealing interviews, as well as abundant material from his own archives, such as set designs, screenplays, notes, correspondence, and shooting schedules.

The Kubrick files

From the archives of cinematic genius

In 1968, when Stanley Kubrick was asked to comment on the metaphysical significance of 2001: A Space Odyssey, he replied: “It’s not a message I ever intended to convey in words. 2001 is a nonverbal experience… I tried to create a visual experience, one that directly penetrates the subconscious with an emotional and philosophic content.

Now available as part of our Bibliotheca Universalis series, The Stanley Kubrick Archives borrows from the director’s philosophy. From the opening sequence of Killer’s Kiss to the final frames of Eyes Wide Shut, it allows the masterful visuals of Kubrick’s films to impress through a sequence of compelling, mesmerizing stills. We uncover Kubrick’s creative process through fascinating archival material, including set designs, sketches, correspondence, documents, screenplays, drafts, notes, and shooting schedules.

Accompanying the visual and archival material are essays by noted Kubrick scholars, articles written by and about Kubrick, and a selection of Kubrick’s best interviews. The result is a visual, archival, and scholarly journey through masterworks of 20th-century cinema and the meticulous mind of the director behind them.
The editor

Alison Castle received a BA in philosophy from Columbia University and an MA in photography and film from NYU/International Center of Photography. She is editor of photography, film, and design titles, including Some Like It Hot, The Stanley Kubrick Archives, Linda McCartney. Life in Photographs, and Marc Newson. Works.

The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 2.76 lb, 864 pages
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Marc Newson

Marc Newson

“I love the The Stanley Kubrick Archives book. Kubrick has always been a huge influence on me and my work, particularly 2001 (we used screenshots from the final scene of that film as reflections in early renderings of my pieces). The book is really well-designed and thought out, organized like a reference book, which is how I suppose Kubrick himself probably would have done it.”
Illustration: Robert Nippoldt
The Stanley Kubrick Archives
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