The six chapters assembled in The Kubrick Legacy showcase important trends in the evolution of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick’s artistic legacy.
In the 20 years since his death an enormous range of information and scholarship has surfaced, in part from the Kubrick estate’s public preservation, archiving, exhibition and promulgation of the auteur’s staggering collection of research materials and film artefacts. These essays from international scholars chart incarnations of the official Kubrick exhibition of extensive artifacts touring the globe for the past decade; the filmmaker’s lasting impact on established authors with whom he collaborated; the profound influence of Kubrick’s use of existing music in film scores; the exponential rise of conspiracy theories and (mis)interpretation of his work since his death; the repeated imitation of and homage to his oeuvre across decades of international television advertising; and the (re)discovery of Kubrick on screen in both documentary form and dramatic characterization.
The Kubrick Legacy provides a tantalizing, critical snapshot of the enduring impact and influence of one of the twentieth century’s most enigmatic and consummate screen artists.
Table of Contents
1. The Kubrick Legacy: an Introduction. Mick Broderick
2. Kubrick and Curation: Inside TIFF’s Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition. Dru Jeffries
3. The Rise of Doctor Strangelove: Stanley Kubrick, Peter George, Herman Kahn, and a New
World Morality. Graham Allen
4. Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Kubrick and Music. Christine Gengaro
5. Dramatizing Kubrick: Room 237 and Other Conspiracies. Manca Perko
6. Kubrick: Tropes in Advertising. James Marinaccio
7. Kubrick on Screen. Mick Broderick
8. Conclusion. Mick Broderick
Mick Broderick is Associate Professor of Media Analysis at Murdoch University, Australia. His major publications include Reconstructing Strangelove (2017), editions of the reference work Nuclear Movies (1988, 1991), and as editor or co-editor, Hibakusha Cinema (1996, 1999, 2014), Interrogating Trauma (2010) and Trauma, Media, Art (2011). He is currently completing two co-authored monographs: Trauma and Disability in Mad Max: Beyond the Road Warrior’s Fury (with Katie Ellis) and Virtual Realities: Case Studies in Immersion, Aesthetics and Affect (with Stuart Bender), both for release in 2019.