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Stanley Kubrick at Look Magazine: Authorship and Genre in Photojournalism and Film

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From 1945 to 1950, during the formative years of his career, Stanley Kubrick worked as a photojournalist for Look magazine. Offering a comprehensive examination of the work he produced during this period—before going on to become one of America’s most celebrated filmmakers—Stanley Kubrick at "Look" Magazine sheds new light on the aesthetic and ideological factors that shaped his artistic voice.
 
Tracing the links between his photojournalism and films, Philippe Mather shows how working at Look fostered Kubrick’s emerging genius for combining images and words to tell a story. Mather then demonstrates how exploring these links enhances our understanding of Kubrick’s approach to narrative structure—as well as his distinctive combinations of such genres as fiction and documentary, and fantasy and realism.
 
Beautifully written and exhaustively researched, Stanley Kubrick at "Look" Magazine features never-before-published photographs from the Look archives and complete scans of Kubrick’s photo essays from hard-to-obtain back issues of the magazine. It will be an indispensable addition to the libraries of Kubrick scholars and fans.

About the Author

Philippe Mather is associate professor of media studies at Campion College at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

 

Introduction

Part I: Authorship: A Sociology of Production

1 Psychosocial Context: A Formative Period. Stanley Kubrick at Look Magazine in the Lifespan

2 Macro-objective Analysis: Look Magazines Organizational Structure

3 Micro-objectivity: The Work Culture at Look Magazine

4 Macro-subjectivity: Look Magazines Conception of Photojournalism

5 Micro-subjectivity: Stanley Kubricks Conception of Photojournalism and Film

Part II: Genre: Contexts of Reception

6 Photojournalism Genres: A Semantic/Syntactic/Pragmatic Approach

7 Photography and Film: History, Ontology and Pragmatics

8 From Photojournalism to Film: Transmedial Correspondences in the Formal and Stylistic Systems

9 Photography in Film: Photographic and Documentary Aspects of Kubricks Films

Conclusion

 

Appendix

Bibliography

Index

Photographic Credits

Product Details

ISBN:
9781841506111
Author:
Mather, Philippe
Publisher:
Intellect (UK)
Author:
Mather, Philippe D.
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
126 halftones
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in

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