Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition Catalogue
- With words of greeting from Martin Scorsese und Christiane Kubrick and a preface by Jan Harlan, the catalogue starts with a reflection on the photographic work of young Kubrick followed by a comparative study of the early films.
- The book offers interdisciplinary essays while also addressing each of Kubrick's films, which are analysed from different angles. Interviews as well as pictures and documents from the estate add to the articles, and a detailed filmography and discography complete the publication.
- Kubrick's visual handwriting in the "commissioned" work SPARTACUS is assessed, the question "How did they ever make a movie of Lolita?" gets pursued. The War Room in DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB is investigated and Weegee's photographs from the film's set are represented. Design and branding in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY are the themes examined further on; Kubrick's longtime assistant Anthony Frewin contributes information about a prologue cut out of the film. Another essay presents Kubrick as an "evolutionary engineer of images" with a specific reference to A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. An art historical analysis of BARRY LYNDON precedes two essays on THE SHINING: looking at the different drafts of the screenplay Kubrick's adaptation of Stephen King's novel is reconstructed while attention gets directed to the labyrinthine rooms of the Overlook Hotel. Moreover, the theme of war in FULL METAL JACKET and the "film-theater" in EYES WIDE SHUT get discussed. The never realizsd projects NAPOLEON and ARYAN PAPERS are presented for the first time.
- The catalogue includes essays by experts of film and theatre studies, art history, photography, architecture, design, and music.
- Essays examining Kubrick's innovative use of technical film apparatus and soundtracks round off the catalogue.