The Stanley Kubrick Archives. Edited by Alison Castle. Selected articles and essays, including interviews with and essays by Stanley Kubrick. 2005. Taschen, Koln, 2005. 544 pp. Oblong folio. First edition. Hardbound. Cloth spine and corners. Original printed shipping carton. Numerous film stills and illustrations. Audio CD with 70-minute 1966 interview of Stanley Kubrick by Jeremy Bernstein. First print run includes a twelve-frame film strip from a 70mm print of 2001: A Space Odyssey owned by Stanley Kubrick.
The first and larger size edition of this massive door-stop of a book that looks at the life and career Kubrick, examining each of his films in both stills from the motion pictures and details of each in two major sections: "Part 1. The Films" and "Part 2. The Creative Process", each of which is divided by tabs for each film. Includes an audio CD of a 1966 interview with Kubrick by Jeremy Bernsteinm plus a 12 frame strip of film cut from a 70mm print personally owned by Kubrick of "2001. A Space Odyssey", affixed to a special page towards the front of the book. The definitive Kubrick compendium!
"A spectacular book that brings together a selection from the cult director's archives and highlights his relentless pursuit of perfection."
— Libération, France
"Part 1: The films
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 bypasses verbalized pigeonholing and directly penetrates the subconscious with an emotional and philosophic content.” The philosophy behind Part I borrows from this line of thinking: from the opening sequence of Killer’s Kiss to the final frames of Eyes Wide Shut, Kubrick’s complete films will be presented chronologically and wordlessly via frame enlargements. A completely nonverbal experience.
Part 2: The Creative Process
Divided into chapters chronologically by film, Part 2 brings to life the creative process of Kubrick’s filmmaking by presenting a remarkable collection of material from his archives, including photographs, props, posters, artwork, set designs, sketches, correspondence, documents, screenplays, drafts, notes, and shooting schedules. Accompanying the visual material are essays by noted Kubrick scholars, articles written by and about Kubrick, and a selection of Kubrick’s best interviews."--the publisher
Fine in Near Fine+ box; plastic handle broken on one side; a bit of wear to extremities.