New Hollywood, Hitchcock, French cinema, Westerns, German Expressionism…and now Kubrick! What better way to kick of the summer movie season than to revisit and discuss these classics?
Six Tuesdays, May 3–June 14 (no class May 17), 7–9pm
Instructor: Robert Cumbow
Tuition: $120/WigglyWorld members, $140/general
Max Attendance: 25
From Killer’s Kiss to Eyes Wide Shut, Stanley Kubrick made something provocatively and controversially new out of every film project he touched. We’ll start with Kubrick’s genre-defining caper film The Killing and his powerful anti-war film Paths of Glory, identifying certain continuing themes, techniques, and image patterns. Then we’ll look at how he develops those–and his increasingly satirical/cynical philosophical viewpoint–through Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, and Full Metal Jacket. In class, we’ll try to identify the vision that unites these seemingly disparate films and illuminate (if not solve) the mystery that is Stanley Kubrick.