Digital Library of the Week: Stanley Kubrick: Two Views

This dialogue between Robert Kolker and James Naremore (both professors in film studies) is presented by the National Gallery of Art (NGA) as part of their Notable Lecture series. The link is listed under December 2008 (or view all of NGA’s iTunes podcasts – they are all free!). The professors review two of Kubrick’s films in detail: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (ask for GD 241 in Greenfield Library) and Eyes Wide Shut (GD 640).

American film director Stanley Kubrick was very popular – and very controversial! He tended to work slowly and obsessively on a film, making sure everything was as perfect as his vision. His films, most of which were adapted from novels, reflect a strong influence of surrealism.

Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick

The library has plenty of information on Kubrick and his films, including Professor Naremore’s book On Kubrick (791.4302330924 K951n in Greenfield Open Stacks). You can read Stanley Kubrick: 2001: A Space Odyssey: New Essays, edited by Professor Kolker, on ebrary (if you are off campus, you will have to log in with your name and library barcode first).

We also have more of Kubrick’s films – and remember, we have a new DVD loan period for students of 3 days!

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