Stanley Kubrick Essays

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The Shining

Masculinity is one of the most prevalent themes in the films of Stanley Kubrick. Kubrick’s films can be viewed as misogynistic, as there is often brutal violence towards women and a considerable lack of prominent or dynamic female characters at...

Dr. Strangelove

As Daniel R. White writes in Nietzsche at the Altar: Situating the Devotee, “To laugh at the literal behavior of other characters in the social drama, is to change the truth value of what those characters do so as to undermine its seriousness, its...

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Dr. Strangelove

Stanley Kubrick's 1964 film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb presents us with a fascinating satirical snapshot of the Cold War. It reflects back at us the absurdity of US (and to a similar extent Soviet) nuclear...

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The Shining

Masculinity is one of the most prevalent themes in the films of Stanley Kubrick. Kubrick’s films can be viewed as misogynistic, as there is often brutal violence towards women and a considerable lack of prominent or dynamic female characters at...

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The Shining

Fictional characters are created to either reflect the authors’ personal experiences or address issues prevalent in or overlooked by society. Mental, physical, and emotional issues often plague characters created by Stephen King. Disturbing events...

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Spartacus

In Spartacus, director Stanley Kubrick and Music Director Alex North utilize sound, including music, sound effects, and dialogue, in historical drama Spartacus to emphasize the types of romance the characters offer. Gladiator and slave revolt...

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The Shining

Masculinity is one of the most prevalent themes in the films of Stanley Kubrick. Kubrick’s films can be viewed as misogynistic, as there is often brutal violence towards women and a considerable lack of prominent or dynamic female characters at...

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Eyes Wide Shut

As we race toward more sophisticated forms of virtual reality, its worth considering the work of Stanley Kubrick. He spent his career probing and solving the questions of immersive storytelling in ways that still remain unique. More than any other...