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Kubrick’s Spin on Max Ophüls and the Ineluctable Waltz

Kate McQuiston

in We'll Meet Again: Musical Design in the Films of Stanley Kubrick

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199767656
eISBN:
9780199369492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767656.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

In chapter 8, the films of Max Ophüls provide a framework for understanding prominent stylistic and thematic trends in Kubrick’s work. Kubrick’s use of waltzes owes a particular debt to Ophüls, whom ... More


Stanley Kubrick: Adapting the Sublime

Elisa Pezzotta

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038938
eISBN:
9781621039822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038938.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Although Stanley Kubrick adapted novels and short stories, his films deviate in notable ways from the source material. In particular, since 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), they seem to definitively ... More


“It’s Probably Going to Be the Hardest Film to Make”: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur Schnitzler, and the Long Gestation of Eyes Wide Shut

Robert P. Kolker and Nathan Abrams

in Eyes Wide Shut: Stanley Kubrick and the Making of His Final Film

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190678029
eISBN:
9780190678067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190678029.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Stanley Kubrick wanted to film Arthur Schnitzler’s Traumnovelle since the early 1950s. His interest lay in Schnitzler’s fascination with sexuality and domesticity. The intersection of Schnitzler’s ... More


Eyes Wide Shut: Stanley Kubrick and the Making of His Final Film

Robert P. Kolker and Nathan Abrams

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190678029
eISBN:
9780190678067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190678029.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut is a complex, visually arresting film about domesticity, sexual disturbance, and dreams. It was on the director’s mind for some 50 years before he finally put it into ... More


The Mutual Inscription of Music and Drama

Kate McQuiston

in We'll Meet Again: Musical Design in the Films of Stanley Kubrick

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199767656
eISBN:
9780199369492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767656.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Chapter 5 proposes the concept of inscription, entailing the most cohesive instances of recurring music and image or narrative born in Kubrick’s films. Inscription pairs recurring music with action ... More


Dreamy Worlds

Elisa Pezzotta

in Stanley Kubrick: Adapting the Sublime

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038938
eISBN:
9781621039822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038938.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the dreamy atmospheres in Kubrick’s films. Music, dialogue, and voice-over emphasize the characters’ passivity, which is one of the features that help to create the dreamy ... More


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