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Special Events: Summer 2018
Stanley Kubrick: The Irony of Feeling

September 2 at 2:00
East Building Auditorium

Robert Kolker, lecturer

The cinema of Stanley Kubrick is occasionally criticized as cold or distant. The images and the stories his films tell, however, speak to a deeply held and ironically expressed passion, a level of feeling that the viewer has to seek out or be open to. This lecture is illustrated by numerous clips from Kubrick’s films. Interestingly, his work frequently references specific works of art. Following the lecture is a book signing of Robert Kolker’s The Extraordinary Image: Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and the Reimagining of Cinema. (60 minutes)

image of Stanley Kubrick, 1999
courtesy Warner Brothers/Photofest

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