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Artifice, Aesthetics, and the Liminal Grotesque in Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon

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dc.contributor.advisor Lutterbie, John en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Frank, Barbara en_US
dc.contributor.author Turchin, David Zachary en_US
dc.contributor.other Department of Art History and Criticism. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-20T16:51:22Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-20T16:51:22Z
dc.date.issued 2014-12-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11401/76879 en_US
dc.description 22 pg. en_US
dc.description.abstract Stanley Kubrick's oeuvre is characterized throughout by a distinct and unique interest in violence, sexuality, the uncomfortable, the eerie, the unknown, the beyond, and the grotesque. His aesthetic and conceptual approach achieves a special quality of calling attention to the liminal - those unspoken, unseen, uncertain, ungrounded, fleeting, and perhaps ineffable, moments and spaces in the visual and narrative presentation that occur between scenes, between characters, between images, and between the viewer and the film itself. In doing so Kubrick destabilizes the viewing experience and suspends the viewer in moments of uncertainty, discomfort, and ambiguity, achieving this effect even in those films with an ostensibly straightforward narrative arc and traditional literary and filmic structure. His 1975 epic Barry Lyndon serves as a fertile and profound elaboration of this effect, helps to define the grotesque in the films of Kubrick, and displays how Kubrick employs this effect to stimulate and challenge viewers. Hypnotizing us with sumptuous visual beauty, refined manner, and a rollicking narrative, Kubrick casts a spell on the viewer that lingers forever. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work is sponsored by the Stony Brook University Graduate School in compliance with the requirements for completion of degree. en_US
dc.format Monograph en_US
dc.format.medium Electronic Resource en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Film studies en_US
dc.subject.other artifice, grotesque, kubrick, lyndon, sex, violence en_US
dc.title Artifice, Aesthetics, and the Liminal Grotesque in Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.mimetype Application/PDF en_US


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