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Stanley Kubrick Produces

James Fenwick (author)

ISBN: 9781978814882

Publication Date: Dec 2020

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

Provides the first comprehensive account of Stanley Kubrick's role as a producer, and of the role of the producers he worked with throughout his career. The book considers how he first emerged as a producer, how he developed the role, and how he ultimately used it to fashion himself a powerbase by the 1970s.
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Stanley Kubrick Produces provides the first comprehensive account of Stanley Kubrick's role as a producer, and of the role of the producers he worked with throughout his career. It considers how he first emerged as a producer, how he developed the role, and how he ultimately used it to fashion himself a powerbase by the 1970s. It goes on to consider how Kubrick's centralising of power became a self-defeating strategy by the 1980s and 1990s, one that led him to struggle to move projects out of development and into active production.
 
Making use of overlooked archival sources and uncovering newly discovered 'lost' Kubrick projects (The Cop Killer, Shark Safari, and The Perfect Marriage among them), as well as providing the first detailed overview of the World Assembly of Youth film, James Fenwick provides a comprehensive account of Kubrick's life and career and of how he managed to obtain the level of control that he possessed by the 1970s. Along the way, the book traces the rapid changes taking place in the American film industry in the post-studio era, uncovering new perspectives about the rise of young independent producers, the operations of influential companies such as Seven Arts and United Artists, and the whole field of film marketing.
Pages 230
Dimensions 235 x 156
Date Published 30 Dec 2020
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Subject/s Individual film directors, film-makers   Film theory & criticism   Film production: technical & background skills  
James Fenwick is a senior lecturer in media and communication at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He is the editor of Understanding Kubrick';s 2001: A Space Odyssey and author of numerous book chapters and journal articles on the life and work of Stanley Kubrick.

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