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Depth of Field
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    Director of some of the most controversial films of the twentieth century, Stanley Kubrick created a reputation as a Hollywood outsider as well as a cinematic genius. His diverse yet relatively small oeuvre—he directed only thirteen films during a career that spanned more than four decades—covers a broad range of the themes that shaped his century and continues to shape the twenty-first: war and crime, gender relations and class conflict, racism, and the fate of individual agency in a world of increasing social surveillance and control. 
    In Depth of Field, leading screenwriters and scholars analyze Kubrick's films from a variety of perspectives. They examine such groundbreaking classics as Dr. Strangelove and 2001: A Space Odyssey and later films whose critical reputations are still in flux. Depth of Field ends with three viewpoints on Kubrick's final film, Eyes Wide Shut, placing it in the contexts of film history, the history and theory of psychoanalysis, and the sociology of sex and power. Probing Kubrick's whole body of work, Depth of Field is the first truly multidisciplinary study of one of the most innovative and controversial filmmakers of the twentieth century.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
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  1. Introduction: Deep Focus - Geoffrey Cocks, James Diedrick, and Glenn Perusek
  2. pp. 3-27
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  1. First Take: Words and Pictures
  2. p. 29
  1. The Written Word and the Very Visual Stanley Kubrick - Vincent Lobrutto
  2. pp. 32-54
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  1. Writing The Shining - Diane Johnson
  2. pp. 55-61
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  1. The Pumpkinification of Stanley K.
  2. pp. 62-74
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  1. Mazes and Meanings
  2. p. 75
  1. Kubrick’s Armies: Strategy, Hierarchy, and Motive in the War Films of Stanley Kubrick
  2. pp. 77-100
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  1. Subjected Wills: The Antihumanism of Kubrick’s Later Films
  2. pp. 101-121
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  1. 2001: A Cold Descent
  2. pp. 122-145
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  1. Deviant Subjects in Foucault and A Clockwork Orange: Criminological Constructions of Subjectivity
  2. pp. 146-164
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  1. Pictures, Plurality, and Puns: A Visual Approach to Barry Lyndon
  2. pp. 165-184
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  1. Death by Typewriter: Stanley Kubrick, the Holocaust, and The Shining
  2. pp. 185-217
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  1. Full-Metal-Jacketing, or Masculinity in the Making
  2. pp. 218-241
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  1. Final Take: Eyes Wide Shut
  2. p. 243
  1. In Dreams Begin Responsibilities
  2. pp. 245-254
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  1. Freud, Schnitzler, and Eyes Wide Shut
  2. pp. 255-279
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  1. Introducing Sociology
  2. pp. 280-297
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  1. Filmography
  2. pp. 301-303
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 305-307
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 309-311
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 313-330
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