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Kubrick, Stanley
CORRECTED PAGE PROOFS OF "STANLEY KUBRICK'S A CLOCKWORK ORANGE: BASED ON THE NOVEL BY ANTHONY BURGESS"
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Kubrick, Stanley
CORRECTED PAGE PROOFS OF "STANLEY KUBRICK'S A CLOCKWORK ORANGE: BASED ON THE NOVEL BY ANTHONY BURGESS"
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English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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Kubrick, Stanley
CORRECTED PAGE PROOFS OF "STANLEY KUBRICK'S A CLOCKWORK ORANGE: BASED ON THE NOVEL BY ANTHONY BURGESS"
proofs of first half of the book, corresponding to reels 1-8 of the film, EXTENSIVELY ANNOTATED BY KUBRICK and others, the corrections mostly relating to the placement, sizing and cropping of images, also with a substantial number changing the placement and wording of captions, Kubrick's corrections mostly in green felt-tip, further corrections in red felt tip in an assistant's hand (undoubtedly overseen by Kubrick), and additional changes, mostly textual, in blue ball-point, on photographic paper, versos glued together, in eight stapled gatherings loose within proof covers, the covers with revisions to back-cover blurb deleting praise of Malcolm McDowell, c.175 pages, 8vo, [1972], several leaves loose, creasing at edges, covers worn
[with:] Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange: Based on the Novel by Anthony Burgess. New York: Ballantine Books, 1972. 8vo, split
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Catalogue Note

"I have always wondered if there might be a more meaningful way to present a book about a film. To make, as it were, a complete, graphic representation of the film, cut by cut, with the dialogue printed in the proper place in relation to the cuts, so that within the limits of still-photographs and words, an accurate (and I hope interesting) record of a film might be available to anyone who have a bit more curiosity than just knowing what happened in the last reel. This book represents that attempt." (Stanley Kubrick, Introduction)

A PROOF RECORDING KUBRICK'S DETAILED ATTENTION TO THE PRINTED MONUMENT TO ONE OF HIS GREATEST CINEMATIC ACHIEVEMENTS. Kubrick attempted in this book to provide a more adequate representation of the visual nature of his disturbing masterpiece A Clockwork Orange than was possible with the publication of a screenplay. It is clear from the extensive nature of the corrections that he was determined to maintain the same tight creative control over the book as he did over his films: there are very precise changes to layout, for example, and the egotistical side of Kubrick's nature is surely present in the removal of critical praise for Malcolm McDowell's performance as Alex, leaving only the critics' testaments of Kubrick's own undoubted genius. The corrections that are not by Kubrick himself are likely to be in the hands of his assistant Andros Epaminondas or his secretary Margaret Adams.

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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London