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The author's write about the life of Stanley Kubrick and review the 13 films that helped made Kubrick critically acclaimed as one of the greatest American filmmakers of all time. The bio reveals Kubrick as a visionary director who tackled a wide variety of subjects, creating movies of both critical and popular success. He was best known for his movies Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, and A Clockwork Orange .

Kubrick was born in New York City, worked in the US during the initial part of his career, eventually growing disillusioned with his American lifestyle and in 1962 moved to England where he lived until his death in 1999 at the age of 70. The portion of the book offering the critique and cinematic analysis of Kubrick's 13 major motion pictures adds interest to the biography by offering insights and commentary into the making of his compelling life's work.
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Plot & Themes

Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Story of entertainer?    -   Director/Producer Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   actor/actress/producer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes Europe    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful Pictures/Illustrations?    -   More than 15 in color How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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