A Hidden Heart of Jewishness and Englishness

Stanley Kubrick

in European Judaism
Author:
Nathan Abrams Bangor University

Search for other papers by Nathan Abrams in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
Restricted access

This article considers the Jewishness of Stanley Kubrick (1928–1999), one of the most important filmmakers of the twentieth century. It argues, first, that Kubrick's origins and ethnicity had a significant impact on his work. Second, it locates Kubrick in the intellectual milieu of New York City to show that Kubrick's films engaged with the same dilemmas and explored the same paradoxes as the New York Intellectuals did. Third, it suggests that Kubrick can also be productively considered as a European director. Finally, a brief case study of his 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), using a 'Midrashic' approach, is provided.

  • Collapse
  • Expand

European Judaism

A Journal for the New Europe

Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 278 92 13
Full Text Views 25 1 0
PDF Downloads 17 2 0