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Kubrick: an Odyssey

Season 1, Ep. 145

The definitive biography of the creator of 2001: A Space OdysseyThe Shining, and A Clockwork Orange, presenting the most in-depth portrait yet of the groundbreaking film-maker.


The enigmatic and elusive filmmaker Stanley Kubrick has not been treated to a full-length biography in over twenty years.


Stanley Kubrick: An Odyssey fills that gap. This definitive book is based on access to the latest research, especially Kubrick's archive at the University of the Arts, London, as well as other private papers plus new interviews with family members and those who worked with him. It offers comprehensive and in-depth coverage of Kubrick’s personal, private, public, and working life. Stanley Kubrick: An Odyssey investigates not only the making of Kubrick's films, but also about those he wanted (but failed) to make like Burning SecretNapoleonAryan Papers, and A.I.


Revealingly, this immersive biography will puncture the controversial myths about the reclusive filmmaker who created some of the most important works of art of the twentieth century.

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