Stanley Kubrick: Producer & Director 2023-24
School Of Arts, Culture And Language
Module - Semester 1
This module explores the life, film and working practices of legendary producer and director Stanley Kubrick.
Topics that will be covered in this module include all of Kubrick’s photography, short documentaries, and films from Fear and Desire through to Eyes Wide Shut, as well as how these intersect with events such as World War One, the Holocaust, the Cold War and the Vietnam War and such issues as science, technology, history, race, violence, gender, ethnicity, sexuality and war.
-threshold -D- to D+Submitted work is adequate and shows an acceptable level of competence as follows:1.Generally accurate but with omissions and errors.2.Assertions are made without clear supporting evidence or reasoning.3.Has structure but is lacking in clarity and therefore relies on the reader to make links and assumptions.4.Draws on a relatively narrow range of material.
-good -C- to B+Submitted work is competent throughout and may be distinguished by superior style, approach and choice of supporting materials. It:1.Demonstrates good or very good structure and logically developed arguments.2.Draws at least in parts on material that has been sourced and assessed as a result of independent study, or in a way unique to the student.3.Assertions are backed by evidence and sound reasoning.4.Accuracy and presentation in an appropriate academic style.
-excellent -A- to A*Submitted work is of an outstanding quality and excellent in one or more of the following ways:1.Has originality of exposition with the student’s own thinking being readily apparent.2.Provides clear evidence of extensive and relevant independent study.3.Arguments are laid down with clarity and provide the reader with successive stages of consideration to reach conclusions.
- Analyze the cinematic techniques and themes of Stanley Kubrick's films
- Digest, select and organise material and produce a consistent and coherent argument presented in both oral and essay form/practical equivalent to a deadline.
- Locate the work of Stanley Kubrick in the context in which it was produced;
For the duration of the seminar, you will be in charge. You will work in a group discussing that week's film with the rest of the class. You will be marked as a group on such elements as sharing participation, use of audiovisual resources, eye contact and research.
A written essay or audiovisual equivalent (e.g. short film or podcast) discussing a theme that runs throughout Kubrick's work from his photography through to Eyes Wide Shut.