After the 12" x 17" First Edition, this is a slightly smaller 10" x 13" edition. It is reduced in size but unabridged with all 544 pages of the first edition. A bright, tight, clean copy.
From the publisher:
This is the first book to explore Stanley Kubrick's archives and the most comprehensive study of the filmmaker to date. In 1968, when Stanley Kubrick was asked to comment on the metaphysical significance of 2001: A Space Odyssey, he replied: "It's not a message I ever intended to convey in words. 2001 is a nonverbal experience . I tried to create a visual experience, one that bypasses verbalized pigeonholing and directly penetrates the subconscious with an emotional and philosophic content." The philosophy behind Part 1 of The Stanley Kubrick Archives borrows from this line of thinking: from the opening sequence of Killer's Kiss to the final frames of Eyes Wide Shut, Kubrick's complete films are presented chronologically and wordlessly via frame enlargements. A completely nonverbal experience.
The second part of the book brings to life the creative process of Kubrick's filmmaking by presenting a remarkable collection of mostly unseen material from his archives, including photographs, props, posters, artwork, set designs, sketches, correspondence, documents, screenplays, drafts, notes, and shooting schedules.
Accompanying the visual material are essays by noted Kubrick scholars, articles written by and about Kubrick, and a selection of Kubrick's best interviews.
Made in cooperation with Jan Harlan, Christiane Kubrick, and the Stanley Kubrick Estate.
· Part 1 features 800 film stills scanned directly from the original prints and interpositives
· Part 2 presents about 800 items from the archives, most of which have never been published before
· essays by Kubrick scholars Gene D. Phillips, Michel Ciment, and Rodney Hill
· selected articles and essays, including interviews with and essays by Stanley Kubrick
· illustrated Kubrick chronology