The Wolf at the Door: Stanley Kubrick, History, & the Holocaust

The Wolf at the Door Stanley Kubrick History the Holocaust The Wolf at the Door explores the remarkable formal and substantive patterns of cinematic discourse on Germany and the Holocaust in Stanley Kubrick s films It is the first book on Kubrick to place his

  • Title: The Wolf at the Door: Stanley Kubrick, History, & the Holocaust
  • Author: Geoffrey Cocks
  • ISBN: 9780820471150
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Wolf at the Door explores the remarkable formal and substantive patterns of cinematic discourse on Germany and the Holocaust in Stanley Kubrick s films It is the first book on Kubrick to place his cinema into the full context of his life and times his Jewish past, early years spent under the shadows of fascism and war, and his 1957 marriage into a German family of aThe Wolf at the Door explores the remarkable formal and substantive patterns of cinematic discourse on Germany and the Holocaust in Stanley Kubrick s films It is the first book on Kubrick to place his cinema into the full context of his life and times his Jewish past, early years spent under the shadows of fascism and war, and his 1957 marriage into a German family of artists and filmmakers all provoked his deeply ambivalent preoccupation with the history of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust While personal and artistic reservations caused Kubrick to abandon several plans for a film on the Holocaust, this preoccupation combined with related cultural discourses in the 1970s, and culminated in a curiously indirect but compelling Holocaust subtext in his 1980 horror film, The Shining The Wolf at the Door draws on intensive study of all of Kubrick s films, interviews with members of Kubrick s immediate family, and archival research in the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, and Israel.

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    1. Professore di storia allo Albion College del Michigan, Cocks cerca di dimostrare come il dramma dell'Olocausto sia al centro della poetica kubrickiana e tenta di individuare riferimenti alla piĆ¹ grande tragedia del '900 in tutti i suoi film. L'enorme mole di ricerca, che comprende gli archivi cinematografici americani, innumerevoli film e libri sul tema dell'Olocausto, affiancata a conversazioni condotte con i familiari e i collaboratori di Kubrick, risulta tuttavia separata dalla tesi fondante [...]

    2. Thoroughly enjoyable read with some interesting theories (although toward the last chapter he does get quite desperate and begins clutching at straws). The only downside is that he gets into too much detail about OTHER PEOPLES FILMS and just whimpers out at the end of the book without drawing any decent conclusions.

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