In this new interpretation of Kubrick's films, Julian Rice suggests that the director's work had a more positive outlook than most people credit him. Beginning with 2001: A Space Odyssey and continuing through A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut, Rice illuminates Kubrick's thinking at the time he made each film.
Julian Rice, now retired, was professor of English at Florida Atlantic University. His books include Black Elk's Story (1991), Deer Women and Elk Men (1992), and Before the Great Spirit (1998).
Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1. Shaping the Future: 2001: A Space Odyssey Chapter 3 2. Leading the Way: A Clockwork Orange Chapter 4 3. Projecting Light: The Shining Chapter 5 4. Painting it White: Barry Lyndon Chapter 6 5. Painting it Black: Full Metal Jacket Chapter 7 6. Directing Dreams: Eyes Wide Shut Part 8 Afterword Part 9 Synopses Part 10 Bibliography