Stanley Kubrick | Critical Essay by Jackson Burgess

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Stanley Kubrick.
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Kubrick films are very bloody and cruel. For savage assault upon the viewer's nerves and hopes, there is little in modern film to match the protracted death-march in Paths of Glory, and the Kubrick canon includes also Lolita, with its murder shown lovingly and lengthily not once but twice; the explosive massacre in The Killing; the Spartacus bloodbath; and the unforgettable "thump" of the dying general's nose hitting the floor in Fear and Desire. This virtually sadistic treatment of the audience must be accounted for, along with the numerous ambiguities of Strangelove, if Kubrick's particular brand of anti-militarism, and its effect on his work, is to be understood. One must account, above all, for the generally gloomy tone of his work….

[Kubrick's first feature, Fear and Desire,] is a painfully amateurish picture. (p. 4)

Cinematically, Fear and Desire shows some of the rag-bag quality one...

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